Assistant Director, Instructional Design

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Oct 2, 2021
Technology Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

AST DIR, Educ/Training Prgms

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking a professional level Assistant Director of instructional Design to join Academic Technology, a unit within UFIT.

Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with other employees dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida’s innovative and inspirational community.

As part of the Center for Instructional Technology and Training, the Assistant Director of Instructional Design leads a creative and experienced team of instructional designers to produce high quality learning experiences that advance the student success goals of University of Florida. This position works with campus partners, academic departments and UFIT teams to promote best practices in instructional design, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and support institutional strategic instructional directives by actively engaging with faculty and the campus instructional community to identify new projects and opportunities. The assistant director advocates for service alignment and provides resources to enhance student and faculty experiences.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Lead and manage a team of instructional designers to produce high quality, accessible, and pedagogically sound learning experiences to enable student success.
  • Work with faculty and campus partners on designing and implementing programs and training opportunities to promote best practices in instructional design, use of technology in teaching and learning, Universal Design for Learning and other instructional areas.
  • Provide flexible service delivery to a diverse clientele, including service redesign, evaluation, and alignment to fulfill strategic goals and initiatives of the unit and university.
  • Provide mentorship and professional development to advance skillsets of instructional designers and other Academic Technology teams. Lead and foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

About UF Information Technology

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are: Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, Customer Experience & Resource Planning, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit:

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission.
Expected Salary:

$85,000 – $93,000; commensurate based on education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, experience, and skills:

A master’s degree in instructional design, education, training and development, educational technology, information technology, or comparable professional experience.

  • Two years experience in higher education in online course development, blended learning and other approaches used in professional education programs
  • Lead evaluation and study of the pedagogical effectiveness of online approaches and strategies employed by the unit
  • Work collaboratively and build strategic relationships with both internal and external partners across the campus
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at the same time
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to submit with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No