Job Details
Posting Date
08/01/2020 Expiry Date 19/02/2020 Job Reference Number: 1414-2020-01-08T12:41:50
Instructional Design Specialist
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Institute of Leadership in Higher Education
Job Purpose

The Institute of Leadership in Higher Education at the University of Sharjah invites applicants for full-time permanent staff position titled  Instructional Designer.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  • Work and consult with faculty and staff to adapt existing courses and programs for online delivery and other forms of e-learning.
  • Design and develop online instructional materials that support academic courses and programs
  • Work with Faculty and university leaderships to define programmatic course design, including course goals and sequences.
  • Collaborate with media and webinar support specialists to troubleshoot technical problems and brainstorm creative solutions for the delivery of live sessions.
  • Maintain the leaning management system and other instructional technologies to serve educational and administrative communities across the university.
  • Participate in faculty development initiatives designed to improve faculty preparedness in course design, delivery, and assessment.
  • Meet regularly with program leadership and support staff to diagnose the course design and redevelopment needs relative to a program's growth and trajectory.
  • Research and disseminate best practices contributing to innovations in teaching and learning with technology.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

Minimum requirement of Bachelor's degree in a field such as Education, Educational Technology, and Information Technology with at least five (5) years professional working experience in a higher education setting.


Preferred Educational Qualification/Experience:


  • MSc. degree holders in Education Technology with significant years of professional working experience in an institution of higher learning are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, including instructional design, learning styles, distance learning theories and practices, etc.
  • Familiarity with modern teaching and learning technologies.
  • Experience working with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong creative and process thinking abilities.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders who often hold competing interests.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate effectively with stakeholders on a cross-functional team and deliver results under prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to define and manage his/her own work processes towards specified team objectives.
  • Ability to define and manage own work towards specified team objectives
  • Experience using a learning management system (e.g. Blackboard) to design and deliver curriculum.
  • Ability to evaluate content to determine its appropriateness for target audiences.


Required Application Materials

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • List of 3 references

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

Manage the design and development of a portfolio of complex face-to-face, online and/or blended courses for a plethora programs and courses offered across the colleges; Collaborate closely with faculty members and other institute’s staff to articulate the goals, assessments, activity paths, learning objects and content for each new course/program; identify the pedagogical best practices and supporting educational technologies needed to effectively execute course mission; Coordinate the end-to-end development of courses during each design cycle; Collaborate with senior leadership across the university in curricular innovation, program development and the design of blended courses, including face-to-face and online components.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 5 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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