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Instructional Design & Training Specialist


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Academic Outreach Operating (10419765)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position provides instructional design services and support to improve the effectiveness of technology-enhanced instruction. The incumbent develops and implements training programs for faculty and staff to improve effectiveness of instructional technology, develops measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction, and promotes instructional technology educational programs.  


This position creates and provides a variety of resources for faculty who are involved in distance learning while promoting distance learning within the University. The incumbent develops and implements in-person and virtual training and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to improve the effectiveness of instructional technology within online instruction, develops measures to assesses learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction, and promotes distance education programs

Examples of Work Performed

  • Designs, develops, and delivers training programs to promote the use effective technology-enhanced instruction within online programs, distance learning, hybrid instruction, non-traditional learning environments, etc.  
  • Provides training in the areas of pedagogical approaches, instructional strategies, and technical skills.
  • Develops resources and processes to promote learning through non-traditional means.
  • Tracks course development and provides support for instructors.
  • Develops measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction and verifies integrity of courses by using assessments.
  • Stays abreast of new techniques and technologies regarding technology-enhanced instruction.
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding updates and changes in technology.
  • Promotes instructional technology educational programs by attending and conducting presentations at various conferences and workshops.
  • Ensures technology-enhanced courses are in compliance with IHL guidelines.
  • Provides guidance and supervision to subordinate staff.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Develops and implements training programs for faculty and staff to support instructional technology.
  2. Develops measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction.
  3. Promotes instructional technology educational programs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree in educational technology, instructional design, or a related field from an accredited university or college.



Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi