Instructional Designer
Job Details
Full Time
$48,000.00 - $49,000.00
Administrative Faculty

Earlham College seeks a motivated candidate to collaborate with faculty and staff on effective course design and the implementation of instructional technologies to support undergraduate and graduate level programs. This position will also support the College as it launches new majors and concentrations, including accounting, engineering, data security, game design, and others.

This is a full-time, 12-month, 40 hours-per-week administrative faculty appointment. The annual compensation range is $48,000 - $49,000 and includes a benefit package. Most work will be in-person during weekday office hours, with occasional evenings or weekends, and opportunities for flexible working hours and some work-from-home.

This position is supervised by the Library's Instructional Technologies Director. This position will partner closely with librarians, Information Technology Services, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other campus units.


About Earlham College

Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas: Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provides support and training for the Moodle learning management system, Kaltura video platform, Qualtrics survey software, and other academic technologies in collaboration with an existing academic technology support team.
  2. Demonstrate strong teaching skills, including the ability to design student, faculty, and staff workshops and learning experiences. Partner with the College's Teaching & Learning Consultant to provide professional development for faculty.
  3. Create engaging documentation and tutorials on the use of instructional technologies.
  4. Collaborate with faculty one-on-one to match pedagogical goals with the appropriate course design and educational technology tools. Support departments needing course templates.
  5. Assess instructional technology systems, trends, and user needs. Provide support to departments using Moodle for assessment purposes.
  6. Conduct vigorous outreach with College faculty, students, and staff.


Experience & Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in instructional design, library/information science, or relevant field is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in higher education settings preferred.
  • Knowledge of new instructional technologies and trends.
  • Experience with instructional design models, principles, and learning theories.


As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has privileges which include:

  • Participation in the faculty governance process and committees;
  • Support for professional development;
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
  • Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following through the Earlham Career Portal:

  • Cover Letter explaining their interest in the position and describing how their qualification align with the responsibilities outlined above
  • Resume
  • Statement on Diversity which should include how your professional experiences would contribute to the Colleges commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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