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Instructional Designer

Posting Date

8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Instructional Designer
UW System Title:  Teaching, Learning, & Technology Specialist III

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of CATL and is a core member of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL) team and play a critical role in the support of teaching excellence and student success. Designers play a vital role in UW-Green Bay’s primary mission—leveling the “playing field” for anyone willing to learn. They collaborate with faculty, staff, and university leaders, such as chairs of academic programs, as they develop courses, programs, and curricula that reflect evidence-based and equity-minded practices. They apply learning theory and instructional design models in the consultation, selection, and application of educational methodologies and technologies to promote active learning, refine critical thinking, and increase student success across multiple teaching and learning modalities. At UW-Green Bay, our instructional designers do not create courses for instructors. Rather, they have the exciting opportunity to support faculty and academic staff as they engage in that process. They are also involved in the broader mission of CATL to support the professional development of instructors, and that may include facilitating communities of practice, creating and delivering programs or stand-alone workshops, developing resource materials, teaching instructors about distance education, and more.

CATL serves UW-Green Bay’s four locations, but this position is physically located on the Green Bay campus. Telecommuting is permitted but is limited to two days per week.  

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Advises and supports groups working on program-level curricular design and development by facilitating the work, and by contributing expertise in pedagogy/andragogy, instructional design, and learning technology. May also contribute subject matter expertise.
  • Designs, develops, organizes, maintains, and consults on instructional materials, activities, curricula, and assessment resources in accordance with current pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods.
  • Researches, designs, and/or advocates for the acquisition of learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning.
  • Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding learning technologies.
  • Collects, organizes, interprets, and disseminates data related to instructional program needs and faculty development programs.
  • Designs, develops, and delivers faculty development and engagement programs and activities (e.g., Canvas-based courses, communities of practice, and grant programs related to faculty development, teaching and learning strategies, or instructional modalities).
  • Works as part of a team to identify and implement interventions to promote the use of evidence-based pedagogies across instructional modalities.
  • Infuses principles of equity, inclusion, and universal design into faculty professional development opportunities and engagement programs and activities .
  • As time, opportunity, and expertise allow, teaches up to one three-credit course per year.


  • Bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • At least two years’ experience in an educational setting that includes providing instructional development for multiple teaching and learning modalities, including, but not limited to, synchronous and asynchronous distance education
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles and practice of the instructional design field specifically, in addition to pedagogy and andragogy
  • Knowledge of current best practices in distance education, including universal design principles and assessment and program development
  • Knowledge of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies and design 
  • Strong commitment to student success
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and on collaborative efforts
  • Capacity to work effectively with educators from a variety of disciplines
  • Skills required to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to personal and confidential information

  • Master’s, Ph.D., or post-graduate certificate in Instructional Design, Education, or related field or in a core academic discipline
  • Work experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience with Canvas
  • Experience with learning technologies, such as rich digital content (video, audio, images) and ePortfolios and with a variety of distance education modes (point-to-point, streaming video, etc.)
  • Experience using a variety of distance education modes and technology (point-to-point, streaming video, etc.)
  • Experience teaching using distance education
  • Experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Special experience with or expertise in one or more of the following areas: higher education assessment; inclusive, equity-minded pedagogies; or distance education principles and practices

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, and similar activities.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  This position may have the option to work on-campus or a hybrid schedule subject to approved telecommuting request.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Minimum salary of $62,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Instructional Designer"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kim Mezger
Phone:  (920) 465-2082

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.