ID position at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension is currently inviting applications for the position of Instructional Designer. Thank you in advance for sharing this advertisement with colleagues and connections who may be interested in this exciting opportunity. 


Instructional Designer

Review of applications will begin on Monday, May 26, 2014. 

Position at University of Windsor for online and blended learning specialist



Office of Open Learning

Three-Year Limited-Term Ancillary Academic  Staff, Online and

Blended Learning  Specialist

The University of Windsor invites applications for a Three-Year Limited-Term Ancillary Academic Staff, Online and Blended Learning

Specialist position in the Office of Open Learning commencing July 1, 2014. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The Office of Open Learning is a new unit at the University of Windsor with a mandate to enhance the University’s capacity in development and delivery of online, open and blended learning opportunities to our 17,000 students. The Office is a small, dynamic team of online learning specialists, with a growing local and national reputation. For further details on the office, visit our blog at: or our website:


The Ancillary Academic Staff , Online and Blended Learning Specialist is part of a small team that collaborates closely with academic departments, individual instructors, graduate and other teaching assistants, support units, and committees across the University of Windsor. The goal of the Office is to increase the development and delivery of high quality online and blended learning opportunities through evidence-based teaching and learning practices. We promote and support effective curriculum reform at all levels, and assist in the introduction and support of appropriate evidence-based educational technology use to teaching practices across the University.


The Office aims to drive pedagogical and cultural change, and support innovation in teaching and learning. The Online and Blended Learning Specialist will support this mandate in a variety of ways, through teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate  for  this  position  will  have  teaching  experience  (delivering  workshops,  teaching  formal  and  informal  courses,  and contributing to the University Teaching Certificate and other formal programs where appropriate, particularly with respect to online and blended learning pedagogies); pedagogical service; and research and scholarly activity (promoting and supporting scholarly activity in online and blended teaching learning).


The successful candidate will have a graduate degree (minimum of Masters degree in Educational Technology, Online or Distance Education, or related fields; PhD or Ed.D. strongly preferred); experience in educational development (particular focus on eLearning, online learning, open learning, distance education, or blended learning); experience in course and curriculum design, instructional design,  learning  outcome  development,  curriculum  alignment,  and  event  coordination;  experience  in  curriculum  change  or instructional design project management; successful teaching experience at a university level (undergraduate and/or graduate), and faculty development workshops/teaching; demonstrated strong interest and scholarship in eLearning, online learning, open learning, distance education, blended learning and eAssessment; strong knowledge of pedagogy and effective teaching practices in online and blended teaching and learning; familiarity with teaching and learning literature, and research and scholarship methodologies in teaching and learning; excellent oral and written skills in English; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and to consult with students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds in a professional and collaborative manner; excellent organisational skills, including managing multiple deadlines and tasks with competing priorities; familiarity with the academic mission of the university, the goals of undergraduate and graduate education, and professional development of university teachers; and demonstrated leadership ability.


Applications will include:

•   a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;

•   a detailed and current curriculum vitae;

•   a teaching or educational development dossier;

•   three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees directly to the Chair.

The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration,

complete an online application ( by the deadline date of May 5, 2014.


Reference Letters to be sent to:

Nick Baker, Chair, Appointments Committee,  The Office of Open Learning

University of Windsor,  401 Sunset Ave., Windsor,  Ontario N9B3P4

Phone: (519) 253 3000, Ext. 4925, Email:


Applicationsmaystillbereceivedafterthedeadlinedate.Theacceptanceofalatesubmissionisatthediscretionoftheappointmentscommittee. The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, c/o Gerri Pacecca, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic,

511 Chrysler Hall Tower, 401 Sunset Avenue, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. The University of Windsor, one of Ontario’s leading academic institutions, provides a learning-centred approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow.  Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at  For more information on living and working at the University of Windsor, visit the Faculty Recruitment and  Retention  website  at,  or  contact  Ms.  Gerri  Pacecca  (Email:,  Faculty  Recruitment Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic toll- free at 1-877- 665-6608 within North America or call collect outside of North America at



Instructional Design position in Swift Current, SK


  • Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Posted On: Jan. 20, 2014
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Category: Institutional Research


Great Plains College is looking for a contractor to work with curriculum development teams, instructional staff and subject matter experts to develop college level programming for Great Plains College and our partners.

 The Instructional Designer will use current instructional designing principles to develop and deploy curriculum intended for face-to-face, distance, online and blended delivery.  This will include initiatives such as researching and assessing curriculum materials, determining the current state and needs of the learners, developing new instructional media and liaising with various internal and external groups.

 Great Plains College intends to design high quality, state-of-the-art curriculum in a number of selected program areas.  Other design opportunities will be assessed as this project work progresses.

Timelines will be outlined for each program development initiative.  Great Plains College is planning for completed projects in May and September 2014.  These dates are tentative based on available resources.

 Contracts will begin as soon as possible and will likely progress to the end of October 2014, with the possibility of extension.

 Experience required

 The Instructional Designer will have: 

  • A sound understanding of the legislation applied to each aspect of an instructional project including copyright and privacy legislation

  • The ability to draft effective and valid instructions, guides and directives with an advanced level of language competency in all forms of written communication

  • The ability to create learning documents (course descriptions, curriculum, instructors guides, reports) clearly and completely

  • The ability to develop instructional materials that demonstrate expert knowledge of a variety of learners and learning environments

  • The ability to design and deploy learning materials, courses and programs that take advantage of both synchronous and asynchronous communication modes

 A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the following are also required: 

  • Making recommendations to clients on designing and implementing learning solutions

  • Developing and Designing online learning activities and assessments

  • Using instructional development tools and systems such as Articulate, Publisher, Creative Suite, HTML, online survey tools, open source community based tools and social media

  • Developing content for learning content management systems (LCMS) such as Moodle, Blackboards, Angel, etc.


 The Instructional Designer will have a Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, learning design, or curriculum development.  Equivalent experience coupled with a relevant four-year undergraduate degree may be considered.



 For additional information

 For more information related to the project, please contact:

       Pat Stoddart, Director of Programs 

      or (306) 778-5495

 Contract Submissions 

Contracts are encouraged to submit a proposal which includes the following: 

  • Summary of relevant education and experience

  • Detailed outline of process, templates, milestones and timelines used for curriculum design

  • Two client references for curriculum design work completed

  • Cost breakdown for project work completed up until October 31, 2014.  Including relevant business expenses for this section

  • Preference for working at a Great Plains College location or from a remote location 

Submissions shall be sent to: 

            Great Plains College 

            Attention:  Leanne Clayton, Program Liaison 

            P.O. Box 610, 1005 Main Street 

            Rosetown, SK  S0L 2V0 



Submissions will be reviewed on February 10, 2014.