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Learning Designer

Apply now Job no: 495945
Department: eLearning Miami
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Information Technology
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Learning Designer

Job Summary:

The Learning Designer works to enhance the Miami educational experience as part of the eLearning department at Miami University. Whether a course is 1% or 100% online, this individual supports the planning, designing, and developing of effective learning experiences. This position actively collaborates with individual faculty, programs, and departments to support their digital and innovative learning needs. The Learning Designer is an integral team member of an eLearning department that is engaged in learning design, learning multimedia, learning innovation, and learning technology & support across the university.

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Communicate and collaborate with faculty in planning courses, selecting appropriate educational technology, and course delivery strategies
  • Apply instructional design theories, practice, and methods
  • Create engaging and effective learning activities and compelling course content in collaboration with subject matter experts
  • Analyze and apply trends in learning technologies and instructional design
  • Work as part of a team, plan faculty development, and support faculty in effectively utilizing technology in teaching
  • Prepare training and support resources as needed for a variety of instructional technology tools
  • Serve as a liaison to academic departments to discover and support their eLearning needs
  • Coordinate and complete eLearning projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with others to accomplish goals
  • Ability to organize and pay attention to details
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree, preferably in instructional design, education, communication, media, business, or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in building technologically mediated courses
  • Knowledge of and experience in education (preferably higher education)
  • Teaching experience, whether online, hybrid, or face-to-face
  • Ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Advanced experience or skill in any of these desired specialties:
    • Learning Design: advanced knowledge of developing fully online programs, courses, and equipping faculty; experience leading instructional design teams; advanced knowledge of hybrid teaching & learning; advanced experience in faculty development/training; project management
    • Learning Media: Advanced post-production or graphic design or other advanced media skills
    • Learning Innovation: Learning analytics or research in teaching & learning with technology; experience with innovation (in either education, business, communication, or other settings)
    • Learning Technology & Support: Advanced instructional technology use and/or support; information technology management; emerging technologies, project management, advanced LMS administration experience or user support
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, resume, and examples of work. Direct inquiries to Ben Kitchen at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin September 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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