Working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Administrative Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Instructional Designer (2 Positions Available)
Center for Teaching and Learning
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Hiring Range: $54,715 - $71,128
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Instructional Designer works collaboratively with faculty and others in the University to create distance, hybrid, or F2F courses, or transform conventional courses to distance or hybrid modes of instruction.
Representative Duties
Learning Practices Development
• Works with faculty on course design and course development.
• Identifies and applies the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology into the course curriculum, guides the selection and development of instructional strategies for online and hybrid environments and recommends appropriate learning tools to achieve course objectives.
• Develops, coordinates and facilitates workshops, events, and other opportunities that help faculty integrate technologies that enhance the teaching and learning experience in on-line, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
• Stays abreast of new and emerging technologies and curricular practices; tests the technologies and applications and analyzes the feasibility of their adoption.
• Keeps abreast of the current literature on learning theory and learning practices in higher education.
• Develops expertise in and conducts assessments of curricular projects, technologies, and practices.

Course Management System Support
• Teaches and assists faculty and staff in the use of the course management system (LMS) in both group and individual settings. Provides outreach and end user support to users and potential users of the system.

Project Leadership
• Leads major educational technology projects that require coordinating staff and resources, both within the Center for Teaching and learning as well as well as across campus units.
• Plans and manages projects for the introduction of new learning technologies to the Cal Lutheran Community.

Communication and Engagement
• Serves as a member of discipline focused, cross-institutional teams that provide integrated services to faculty.
• Acts as liaison to key campus groups and constituents.
• Participates in formal and informal communications planning and efforts.
• Develops understanding of similarities and differences in diverse cultures though employee education programs.
• Communicates respectfully to a diverse community.

Performs other duties assigned.
Knowledge Of
• Course Management Systems
• Graphic, visual and interface techniques of Course Management Systems
• Multimedia design and production
• Instructional design principles and assessment
• The creation, use, and deployment of digital media.
• Web technologies, such as HTML, XHTML, and PHP
• Google Apps for Education and video and collaboration tools such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, or Panopto
• Mobile devices and applications in teaching
• Writing and editing
• Training techniques
Ability To
• Ability to convey complex technical information to nontechnical users.
• Work independently, solve problems quickly and completely with minimal supervision, work on multiple projects, and constructively in a team environment.
• Ability to interact positively with upper management.
• Teach academic courses in higher education.
• Design and deliver workshops on curricular technology and practices.
• Work with faculty and students in higher education on academic computing projects.
• Keep current with instructional technology through self-motivated and self-directed professional development
• Develop and provide individual and group training
• Communicate effectively, both in written and oral form, to LMS users of differing abilities and learning styles
• Design and redesign course materials for teaching and utilizing new and emerging distance education technologies, web page production, and multimedia technologies
• Assess and evaluate a variety of teaching methods and strategies and recommend appropriate use of technology in the classroom and for online and other alternative delivery courses
• Create effective teaching and learning environments using alternative instructional delivery methods and online course management tools
• Implement best practices in the use of technology tools and applications in the University environment.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or closely related field, or a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, education or related field with a Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or related field. Four years of experience in higher education supporting learning technology, multimedia projects, or course management applications. One year of experience working as a course-builder or instructor in a course management system used to deliver credit courses. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of diverse populations.

Portfolio samples of prior instructional design work may be requested.
Application Procedure
Completed Application Packet includes:

• Application
• Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job
• Resume

Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. You can submit your cover letter and resume by email to, or mail to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.