Instructional Designer

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a talented Instructional Designer to contribute to the planning, development, delivery, and content review of courses offered to our dual credit students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with faculty and subject matter experts to analyze, design, and develop high-quality instructional materials for dual credit courses.
  • Apply instructional design principles to create engaging and effective learning experiences that promote student success.
  • Utilize technology to enhance course content.
  • Conduct reviews of existing course content, ensuring it remains current, relevant, and aligned with program objectives.
  • Provide support to faculty in the integration of instructional technologies and innovative teaching strategies.
  • Develop and deliver faculty development training sessions focused on effective instructional design, technology integration, and pedagogical best practices.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in instructional design and educational technology and share this knowledge with the faculty.


  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology or a related field. A doctoral degree in those fields is a plus.
  • 2-5 years of experience in instructional design and course development; preferably higher education experience.
  • Knowledge of learning management systems (LMS) and other educational technologies.
  • Strong communication skills and service-oriented approach to individuals at all levels and across disciplines.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience providing training sessions.


  • Flexible benefits package – health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, hospital indemnity insurance, flexible spending account, health savings account, health reimbursement account.
  • South Dakota Retirement System. Employees receive 6% fully matched contributions from SDRS and are vested after three years of service.
  • Paid time off – full time 12-month employees earn 15 days per year of annual leave and 14 days of sick leave per year. In addition, employees receive 11 federal paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition for education.
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Paid family leave

How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of at least three references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Dakota State University:

In addition to the exciting professional opportunities at Dakota State University, employees will have the privilege of enjoying the benefits of Madison, South Dakota. Nestled in the heart of the state, Madison offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, creating an ideal environment for work-life balance.

The city boasts a range of recreational activities, from picturesque parks to outdoor events, fostering a sense of community engagement and well-being. Madison’s scenic landscapes and proximity to nearby lakes provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether it be fishing, hiking, or simply enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.

Madison’s location within South Dakota provides easy access to larger cities, cultural events, and regional attractions. Madison is only a short 50 minute drive from South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.