Instructional Designer
Tucson, AZ 
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Job Description
Position Information

Title Instructional Designer
Department Cellular & Molecular Medicine (0710)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is seeking a full time Instructional Designer to contribute to the department's teaching mission by overseeing development of online course materials for our Master's programs. Successful candidates will have expertise in relevant disciplines such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or histology. Candidates will be able to design, and assist other faculty in designing, innovative curricula incorporating emerging trends and best practices in online and 'flipped class' instruction. The incumbent will have the opportunity to engage in scholarly activities related to medical and/or graduate education. Technical expertise with development of state-of-the-art audiovisual curricular materials, and capability with online course management software systems such as Desire-2-Learn (D2L) are desired.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of the Department's new online and Micro-campus offerings.
  • Develop online course materials in the biomedical sciences.
  • Assist faculty with course development, including learning objectives/outcomes, assembly of appropriate materials, organization of curricular content, recording of instructional videos, and design of online content delivery via D2L course management.
  • Participate in curriculum renewal discussions and help identify best practices in current medical science curriculum.
  • Adapt online courses to a micro-campus format which involves global collaboration to provide course and instructional material to faculty in other countries.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in biomedical sciences.
  • Expertise in relevant disciplines such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or histology as demonstrated by work history.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in biomedical sciences.
  • Experience developing/designing online courses.
  • Experience teaching online at the college/university level.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Non-Faculty Academic and Instructional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $55,000 - $70,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24198
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 12/16/2019
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Helen Amerongen, PhD

Open Date 10/21/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On 11/04/2019
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$55,000 - $70,000 Annually, DO
Required Experience
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