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Requisition ID:  8991

Instructional Designer

Job Summary

In this role, you will collaborate with faculty to design and develop online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. As well as design digital course content with faculty members, assist with curriculum development, and integration of teaching and learning technology tools. You will also lead the instructional design specialists in building courses. You will utilize your skills to design, develop, and support professional development activities to support faculty in adopting best practices in teaching. You may support Purdue's IMPACT program by partnering with the Center for Instructional Excellence and Libraries helping faculty redesign large foundational courses for student-centered learning.


This posting represents 7 vacancies. Six of the vacancies have been filled at this time.



  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field.
  • One year of instructional design experience working with faculty/instructors/subject matter experts to design, develop and support delivery of instruction.
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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 and pedagogy to develop instructional design strategies. 
  • Knowledge and application of best practices using technology for 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 monitor and report on the course development process. 
  • Ability to use one or more eLearning authoring tools (e.g., Camtasia, Captivate, Softchalk, Articulate).


  • 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, as well as familiarity with assistive technologies used with course design, development and delivery. 
  • Familiarity with copyright laws and creative commons and how they pertain to courses.
  • Ability to use one or more eLearning authoring tools (e.g., Camtasia, Captivate, Softchalk, Articulate). 

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • The location of this position is on the Purdue main campus in West Lafayette, IN.
  • 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 EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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