$82,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • UC San Diego
  • 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
  • Jun 27, 2024
Full time Design

Job Description

UC San Diego


Hiring Pay Scale: $82,000 - $90,000/year

The mission of the Teaching and Learning Commons (the Commons) is to advance student success through teaching excellence and comprehensive academic student support; to be an incubator for student academic success innovations; to increase access to education on campus and beyond; and to advance equity and inclusion within the organization and through its programs and services. The Commons’ work encompasses four areas: instructor support to advance teaching excellence; undergraduate and graduate student support to advance student success at UC San Diego and beyond; intellectual and professional development of graduate and undergraduate students, including Commons’ student employees; and equity and inclusion for all UC San Diego students, staff, and educators.

At the Teaching and Learning Commons we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling our mission. As such, we are committed to recruiting, advancing, and supporting a diverse team who: Will contribute to our mission by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds; Will actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through our programs and services; Are dedicated to continuous learning.

Digital Learning (DL) is one of the six hubs in the Teaching + Learning Commons. Digital Learning's mission is to broaden access to education by creating equitable online learning environments. We collaborate with instructors and campus units to:

• Develop and support online courses and programs

• Assess, research, and advance online learning

• Promote online learning opportunities

• Advocate for the efficacy of online learning

The incumbent joins our team of highly qualified instructional designers to advance UC San Diego's educational mission by designing pedagogical, technology enhanced innovations using emerging technologies and creative multimedia to foster student engagement and inclusive excellence. This position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and the Digital Learning (DL) team on the design and development of online courses and programs (e.g. academic degrees, academic bridging, career advancement and enrichment). Additional responsibilities include developing research-based resources to support online teaching and learning, collaborating on the assessment of online courses, promoting inclusive online course design, and supporting digital innovations at UC San Diego.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Digital Learning and in collaboration with the DL instructional designers, this position plays a vital role in supporting the University's online initiatives. Paramount to the success of this position are an in-depth understanding of instructional design theories and methodologies for online course design; an awareness of current trends in instructional software; experience employing creative multimedia and a variety of interactive web-based education technologies; experience with learning management systems (e.g. Canvas); a currency in best practices in inclusive online course design; and excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

The Digital Learning team highly values a culture of collaboration and inclusion.

• This position is fully remote. Candidates must live in the United States. Working evenings and weekends may be required.

• Submission of a cover letter along with a resume is required for a complete application.


• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training (such as instructional design, educational technology, Educational multi-media or closely related discipline).

• Experience (typically three (3) years minimum) providing support for online course design, educational media creation, and the utilization of learning technologies.

• Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc. Well versed in the application of universal design for learning and digital inclusion principles.

• Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.

• Demonstrated experience developing an online learning experience/course throughout the entire, end-to-end design cycle, from the scoping phase to deployment and offering on a learning management system (e.g. Canvas).

• Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills. Demonstrated experience communicating effectively one-on-one and before large and small audiences.

• Expertise in project management of education learning development projects. Experience simultaneously managing multiple, development projects.

• A commitment to equity and to ensuring the success of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.


• Job offer is contingent on a Background Check.

• Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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