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ITTA - Instructional Design and Technology Specialist

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  • Work Department: Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research
  • Class Title/Code: Instruction Technology Technical Associate (5031)
  • Effective Date: May 13, 2022
  • Responsibilities:

    An Instructional Design and Technology Specialist typically:

    • Provides a comprehensive set of programs and services in technology, research, online instructional design, and pedagogy in collaboration with the campus at large and ODES associates.
    • Serve as resource person to faculty on technology and pedagogical issues and assist faculty in one-on-one, online group settings.
    • Lead multimedia design specialists in the appropriate selection, recommendation, and evaluation of multimedia and technology development applications for specific instructional systems.
    • Design, develop, deliver and evaluate innovative instructional and faculty support programs regarding the effective integration of pedagogical practices and technology into online, blended and face-to-face teaching at Western. A main portion of this time is spent instructing the Best Practices in Teaching Online Course for faculty and providing face-to-face and webinar training sessions to faculty. These employees are also responsible for the development and facilitation of any special training events such as the annual Summer Academy.
    • Research, monitor, track and bring the latest teaching, research, and technology methodologies to campus.
    • Develop and make available instructional materials and resources in a variety of formats.
    • Facilitates the ongoing adoption and effective use of distance learning tools and course management systems (e.g. Western Online) by the University community.
    • Provides evaluation and quality improvement measures to improve online and distance learning courses and support resources. This includes evaluating new online courses by stringent review of the course with the Online Course checklist and collaborative assistance in helping faculty make modifications to improve their courses.
    • Assists faculty in the development of online courses and modules.
    • Continually engages in the enhancement of their own skills set and engages with the larger professional development community.
    • When necessary, provides supervision and evaluation of student worker and graduate assistant projects for the Center.
    • Assist in engaging the university community in the ongoing discussion of superior pedagogical tools and methods.
    • Serve as CITR liaison for various committees involving the use of technology at Western Illinois University.


  • Required Qualifications:
    1. Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Educational Studies in Adult Learning and Learning Theory or a closely related discipline.
    2. A minimum of two (2) years working in higher education with a focus including:
      1. Instructional design, e-learning, media development, and training in multiple formats.
      2. Providing teaching and training face-to-face, online via a course management system and through video conferencing.  
      3. Serving as a support administrator in a commercial learning management system such as Blackboard or Desire2Learn.


  • Starting Salary: $3,810/month
  • Application Deadline: May 27, 2022
  • Additional Information:

    Some remote work possibilities are available.

Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, including copies of official academic transcripts and a current resume, via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu.

All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300

Email: HR-Testing@wiu.edu

Open: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.