Instructional Design Specialist



Job description

Romeoville, IL

The Faculty Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Lewis University invites applications for a full-time Instructional Design Specialist to be responsible for collaborating with and supporting faculty in optimizing their utilization of online learning tools to benefit instruction and student learning. Partnering with the faculty, program directors, and department chairs, the Instructional Design Specialist coordinates the online course development process, providing insight and expertise based design standards established by Lewis University faculty and in line with best practices nationally.

Primary responsibilities include: Advise, assist and collaborate with faculty in instructional design projects for online, blended, learning management system enhanced, and traditional learning environments; Apply research-based learning theory and proven instructional design principles to create engaging course designs within established department and professional processes for online, blended, learning management system enhanced, and traditional learning environments; Coordinate instructional design projects from inception to completion including data collection and tracking, archiving and record keeping, process documentation, and regular reporting; Work with course developers one on one, providing guidance and feedback in designing, creating, and reviewing courses; Assess faculty members’ course development needs and progress.

Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community. We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Lewis University
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in related field. Two years’ experience in course design or curriculum development. Higher education teaching experience required. Experience working with faculty in a higher education environment. Familiarity with instructional design theory and demonstrated understanding of technology that can assist faculty in course delivery. Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) and other instructional technologies to further the teaching and learning processes. Basic project management skills. Ability to work independently, take initiative, adapt to change and high attention to detail. Ability to facilitate collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology highly preferred. 3-5 years instructional design experience in higher education. Blackboard LMS experience. Demonstrated proficiency in adult learning theory and principles.

Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

How to apply

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.