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Instructional Designer – Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a newly created and growing unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). Working directly under the VPAI, CTI brings together pedagogical innovation and rigor with an open-minded, creative, and critical embrace of educational technologies. Building around our core elements – innovation, diversity, technology, evidence-based teaching methods, and assessment – the CTI actively collaborates with faculty in creating vibrant, challenging, inclusive, and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Our vision is a Cornell teaching community that embraces the research on learning, catalyzes innovative instructional practices, and creates learning environments where every student can thrive. Learn more about the work of CTI at

What will you do?

You will join a creative team of IDs that work directly with Cornell faculty, partners across the University, and CTI colleagues to foster meaningful and unique learning experiences for Cornell students! You will facilitate the expansion of a learning technologies support program for faculty that provides in-depth knowledge of complex and often new instructional applications, including Canvas, in support of teaching and learning. Working closely with course technologies support staff, you will identify, deploy, and evaluate appropriate technology to improve the teaching and learning experience. Additionally, you will help resolve issues related to technology use in teaching in, for example, application assessment, pedagogy and deployment methodologies, and integration strategies.

Additionally, you will:

  • Support learning technologies and campus collaborations
  • Consult with Cornell faculty on instructional design challenges
  • Provide instructional guidance on specific learning technologies
  • Research evolving and emerging learning technologies and facilitate pilot initiatives
  • Collaborate with CTI colleagues on integrating technology into meaningful learning experiences

Rewards and Benefits

The people at CTI make up a vibrant team that values agile thinking and adaptability, respect, curiosity, experimentation, and connectiveness. Together, we work to build a community around teaching at Cornell and to contribute to national conversations around innovation and inclusion in teaching and learning.

Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
  • Cornell’s impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance program.
  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: .

What are we looking for?

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of instructional design experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Experience with instructional design and development of traditional, online, and blended courses.
  • Ability to work closely with diverse faculty members in a research university.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies, including practices, theories, and emerging trends and technologies that support teaching and learning.
  • Ability to identify and recommend appropriate instructional technologies – not necessarily create or implement them.
  • Must have sound judgment and sophisticated problem-solving, facilitation, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • Well-developed multi-tasking ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement.Demonstrated resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to learn new skills.
  • Highly experienced and proficient with common desktop applications and learning technologies, such as presentation, multi-media and web technologies.
  • Proven ability to research and develop recommendations for learning technologies.
  • Strong collaboration skills, including listening skills and a commitment to inclusive practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and college teaching experience preferred
  • Programming and/or visual design skills desired

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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

No relocation assistance is available for this position.

University Job Title:

Instructional Tech Spec III



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Brenda Joly

Number of Openings:


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Instructional Designer – Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Cornell University job in Ithaca, NY