Instructional Designer

Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University aspire to be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time, standing position as Instructional Designer in the Office of Distance Education and Instructional Design.

Responsibilities:  The Instructional Designer works in a team environment with Distance Education and Instructional Design staff to provide support for technology-enhanced teaching and learning activities delivered via face to face, blended, ITV, and online environments. A senior member of the team, the Instructional Designer’s primary job responsibility is to collaborate with faculty to design and implement new technology-enhanced courses/programs and adapt existing courses/programs for delivery via online, ITV, hybrid and other emerging distance learning delivery methods. The Instructional Designer will determine and implement the appropriate instructional design methodology that will provide an active student-centered learning environment. He/she will contribute to the success of Distance Education and Instructional Services by demonstrating professionalism, enthusiasm, and a commitment to providing a quality learning environment.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Instructional Design; or a Master’s degree in a closely related field and two years’ experience in instructional design in an online environment. Knowledge of instructional technologies associated with technology-enhanced instruction including in depth knowledge of at least one Learning Management System (LMS). Knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for web assisted, blended, and fully online courses including both synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. Must be familiar with instructional technologies commonly used in online courses such as wikis, blogs, steaming audio and video, and podcasts. Must be able to perform all duties and responsibilities as specified above. Must be a customer-oriented individual with excellent communication skills. Must work well in a team environment.

Desired Qualifications:  Ph.D. or EdD. in Instructional Design is preferred. Knowledge of multiple LMS systems (i.e., Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn), graphics software, and multimedia applications, such as Macromedia Flash and Adobe Photoshop also preferred. The ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and experience in higher education is desired.

To apply, visit to complete the MSU Application for Employment and upload a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references by August 18, 2017. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application.

MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.