Position Details

Posting Number S01154P Position Title Instructional Designer Department JSU Online FLSA Salary Not listed. Grant Funded Yes Location Main Campus Faculty, Staff, Admin or Student Staff Number of Vacancies 1 Position Summary

The JSU Online Department at Jackson State University is accepting applications for its Instructional Designer position. The Instructional Designer will work closely with the Assistant Director of JSU Online to design and support online courses.

Minimum Required Education

Masters Degree strongly preferred; Bachelors degree required in instructional design, educational technology, curriculum design, or a related field.

Minimum Required Experience

  • Experience in instructional design is preferred.

  • Three to five (3-5) years of instructional design and development experience preferably in the field of education including web-based course development, course design, evaluation skills, and other key areas.

  • Experience in the development of course design standards and process documentation of training materials that support the growth of online and blended learning.

  • High level of comfort with instructional technology and experience training staff for these development tools.

  • Previous exposure with content management systems; preferably Canvas.
Minimum Required Licenses and/or Certifications



See the minimum required experience along with the knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written form.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain an ongoing relationship with faculty and department staff to assist in course development, course re-design, course delivery methods, and implementation.

  • Develop and support interactive, media-rich courses and content for distance learning programs.

  • Produce all course materials within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Instructional materials must be ADA compliant.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EEO Statement

Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Background Check Statement

Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record checks and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

Open Date 11/20/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *
    What is the highest level of education attained?

    • G.E.D.

    • High School Diploma

    • Associate's degree

    • Bachelor's degree

    • Master's degree

    • Specialist degree

    • Ph.D.

    • Juris Doctorate

    • None of the above

  2. *
    Can you, if hired, provide proof of education?

    • Yes

    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  2. Other Document 1

  3. Other Document 2

  4. Other Document 3

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