Requisition ID:  29373

Instructional Designer

Job Summary

This exciting role provides opportunities to collaborate with faculty to design, develop, and support online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. The Purdue University Online instructional design team collaborates with faculty and video producers to create digital course content, assist with curriculum development, continuous improvement of course design and delivery, and integration of teaching and learning technology tools. You will also utilize your professional skills and talents to design, develop and support professional development activities for faculty looking to hone their skills in research-based teaching and learning pedagogy. Instructional designers in this role will also have the opportunity to support Purdue University’s award-winning IMPACT.


Purdue University Online commits to providing best in class education by developing and delivering innovative, authentic, and collaborative learner experiences at scale. In pursuit of being best in class, Purdue University Online also believes in maintaining a “Great Place to Work Culture” through holding ourselves accountable the following values:

  • Driving Action
  • Sustainable Transformation
  • Inclusive Community
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Student Success


Purdue University Online is a growing organization at the West Lafayette campus. We partner with the various colleges to develop and launch new online initiatives that provide new opportunities for students and those seeking some form of continuing education from one of the top public universities in the nation. 


This position will be located on the Purdue University campus.

What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field
  • One (1) year of instructional design experience working with faculty/instructors/subject matter experts to design, develop and support delivery of high-quality instruction
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience


Skills needed:

  • Highly developed communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal) with the demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Expertise in applying learning theory, pedagogy, and technology with instructional design strategies
  • Knowledge and application of technology integrated with teaching and learning, including but not limited to, multimedia development, web conferencing, learning management systems, social networking, online collaborative tools, and mobile solutions for education
  • Ability to project manage through monitoring and reporting on the course development process and progress
  • Ability to use one or more eLearning authoring tools such as Learning Management Systems, Storyline, Rise, etc.


What is helpful (Preferred)

  • PhD or EdD Degree
  • Instructional Design experience in higher education
  • Teaching experience in higher education, preferably in online & blended environments
  • Experience designing and delivering faculty professional development in a higher education setting
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply universal design for learning, and accessibility standards for online learning environments used with course design, development, and delivery
  • Familiarity with copyright laws and creative commons and how they pertain to courses

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette