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Kean University

Instructional Designer, School of Online Education

Education and Training

Adult Education

No

Union, New Jersey, United States

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

School of Online Education

Instructional Designer – Multiple Positions

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the School of Online Education, the Instructional Designer (Professional Services Specialist III) is responsible for providing instructional design expertise for the development and support of academic courses and specialized educational programs for online and hybrid learning classrooms. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing faculty training in instructional design and pedagogy; serving as project supervisor for online and hybrid course development; independently performing professional work of some difficulty using established policies, procedures, precedents and guidelines; and performing related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Some travel to other Kean locations is also required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in instructional design is required. A combination of two years of teaching experience in higher education and instructional design is also acceptable. A Master’s degree in a related field and experience developing online courses is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of learning management systems and emerging tools as related to teaching and learning. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, consultation skills and customer service skills are essential.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule. All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer