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Instructional Designer - Kansas State University (Olathe, KS)

Friday, July 31, 2020 4:23 PM | Lori Maher (Administrator)

Kansas State University Olathe is looking for an instructional designer who can support faculty in the development of online courses for the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Studies. This is a contract position to assist with the development of six, two credit hour regulatory affairs courses for online delivery.

Terms of Contract:

  • One year contract.
  • Six regulatory affairs courses at $2,500 per course, for a maximum of $15,000 for the full contract period.
  • Each course will have 16 instructional modules. The instructional designer will be paid
  • $1,250 at the mid-point of each course (first 8 modules) and $1,250 when the course is completed (last 8 modules), for a total of $2,500 per class.
  • The contract will not involve course maintenance, only development. 

Primary duties will be to:

  • Translate existing graduate-level curriculum for six courses into an effective online instructional format using sound instructional design practices and theory.
  • Participate either in person or virtually in current sections of the courses to assess the viability of transferring aspects of the course to an online environment.
  • Redesign PowerPoints and other course materials for effective online delivery.
  • Assist faculty with creating activities and assessments appropriate for a graduate-level asynchronous learning environment.
  • Create instructional graphics to enhance the learning environment.
  • Support faculty in audio and video production for online course.
  • Setup Canvas course shells for faculty.
  • Ensure that courses are produced in accordance with ADA and U.S. Copyright guidelines.
  • Work with course faculty once course is completed to relay effective delivery strategies.

Requirements/Qualifications (skills/experience):

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in instructional design or educational technology, or related academic discipline.
  • Two + years of experience in instructional design, educational technology, or distance learning in higher education.
  • Experience with supporting and using Course Management Systems such as Canvas and Blackboard.
  • Experience with training, staff development and/or teaching.
  • Online teaching experience or experience as an online learner.
  • Solid understanding of pedagogical principles in relation to adult learners.
  • Proficiency with multiple platforms including Mac and PC skills.
  • Experience integrating Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts into the curriculum.
  • Experience with video editing using Camtasia and/or other software application.
  • Excellent proficiency in the written word (spelling & grammar).
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task and effectively manage time.
  • Engaged team member.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, Power Point.

Benefits: This is a Contract Position

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter that includes specific information relevant to the applicant’s ability to meet the qualifications, resume, and three professional references (title, mailing address, phone and email). Application materials must be submitted online via email to Roberta Robinson at olathecareers@ksu.edu . Questions regarding specifics of the position can be directed to Dr. Rebekkah Stuteville, Assistant Dean of Academic Support Services, at bstutevi@k-state.edu or call (913) 307-7325.

About Us:

Kansas State University’s Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is the third and newest campus in the university’s system. The campus is located in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City metro area. The campus is a strategic partner of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, which was created in 2008 when residents invested in the county's future by voting for a one-eighth cent sales tax. The proceeds from this tax generate more than $15 million a year to fund higher education through a unique partnership among Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

The Greater Kansas City region has a diversity of industries ranging from trade, transportation, utilities, professional and business services and health and education. Major companies include Cerner, Garmin, H&R Block, Burns and McDonnell, and Black & Veatch, as well as major health and food companies in the Animal Health Corridor stretching from Kansas to Missouri. The $1.2 billion National Bio and Agro Defense Facility is also being constructed at the Manhattan campus adjacent to the K-State Biosecurity Research Institute and will further strengthen partnerships, regional growth and economic development.


Kansas State University Olathe offers master's and doctorate degrees, graduate certificates and a bachelor's degree completion program that are in-demand in the Kansas City metro area.

With academic programs focusing on animal health and nutrition, food safety and security, and education and leadership dynamics, our students are able to hone their scientific and technical skills while mastering business and leadership practices that will advance their careers and their organizations. The goal of educational offerings at the campus is to meet workforce and industry demands. In addition, the campus has a growing professional development program that features non-credit programs that address technical as well as transferable skills. Faculty and instructors at K-State Olathe represent a combination of resident and non-resident, full and part-time experts and adjuncts from the industry/government sectors. There are ten laboratories in research areas currently ranging from food sciences to post-harvest physiology of fruits/vegetables. Additional initiatives include collaborations and fee-for-service activities.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.


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