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Max Anderson



Instructional Designer


The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and micro-computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking a highly experienced, innovative, and enthusiastic instructional designer who will provide support to the faculty, staff and students of Rush University. The successful candidate will become part of a team responsible for the consultation, collaboration, and training of Rush University faculty in developing and integrating educational technologies into course curricula using Blackboard 9.1.  Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professionals wishing to fulfill their career goals.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Consults with administration, faculty, and staff on design, development and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, methods, and teaching and assessment techniques.
  • Collaborates as part of a team to provide support for University instructional design and technology needs. 
  • Collaborates with Information Services staff to investigate and make recommendations regarding technical issues with Blackboard 9.1 or any of its tangential applications. 
  • Assists faculty in the deployment of online course delivery, including requisite training in Blackboard components. 
  • Develops and conducts workshops for faculty on various topics and software applications pertaining to instructional technology methods. 
  • Trains students in online course utilization and coordinates the facilitation of online course development by collaborating with various personnel. 
  • Collaborates with METC staff to provide support and design initiatives for technology-related instructional projects. 


Job Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, library and information science (with demonstrated experience in instructional design theory and practice) or other related area preferred. 
  • Experience providing support for the physical design of online courses using Blackboard 9.1+ in a higher educational environment required.  
  • Experience in the areas of instructional design techniques, computer-based education and alternative instructional delivery methods; commitment to keeping abreast of the latest instructional design trends and practices. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different departments to achieve shared goals. 
  • Knowledge of software supportive of instructional design, and web-page design including HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Respondus and Respondus Lockdown Browser, Panopto, Camtasia, Wimba Live Classroom, EvaluationKit, IDEA and Impatica.
  • Experience working with audio/video files in any format desired.


To Apply: Please apply with cover letter, resume and references by using: Please reference job #2012-1584.  Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Rush University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer




Max Anderson, MSLS

Assistant Library Director for Educational Technology

Manager, McCormick Educational Technology Center

Library of Rush University Medical Center

600 South Paulina Street

Suite 919A

Chicago, Illinois  60612

(312) 942-6832

(312) 942-2234  Fax


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About the Position: Western Libraries is looking for a creative self-starter who is comfortable with both technology and applied teaching techniques to be our first Instruction Design Resident. We are looking for someone to help Western Libraries develop its curriculum online in support of the university’s vision to “build a stronger Washington by being an international leader in active learning, critical thinking, and societal problem solving.” Our goal is to provide a recent graduate with mentoring, professional development and hands-on experience with instructional design and library instruction in a real-life setting. Western Libraries are committed to the University’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff, and welcome applications from diverse candidates.

The Instructional Design Resident will take the lead in designing online curriculum and learning objects with an emphasis on reaching first- and second-year undergraduate students. The Resident should be comfortable with working in an online environment, including but not limited to, programming, social media, and learning and content-management systems. The Resident will work with the Coordinator of Instruction, Librarian for Extended Education, and other campus partners to identify the information literacy needs of both on-campus and distance-learning students. They will work with these partners to facilitate the development and integration of an information literacy curriculum into learning management systems and other online environments, and work on the development of online tools that assess student information literacy outcomes. Other areas may be explored, based on the interests of the successful candidate, and the needs of the library.

By the end of the residency, the successful candidate will have implemented a set of instructional tutorials and created a plan that supports sustainable and flexible online learning tools at Western Libraries.

This is a limited-term faculty appointment, ending in June 2014. However, this may be extended depending on availability of funding.

About the Department: Libraries

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop online information literacy modules, including tutorials and credit courses
  • Develop mobile applications to be used in instruction
  • Assess current online learning tools
  • Implement sound educational theory and/or best practices
  • Participation in library instruction
  • Explore and apply new instructional technologies
  • Assist in training librarians on new technologies available for instructional use
  • Limited reference desk/virtual reference hours
  • Service on library committees

Required Qualifications:

  • Accredited Masters degree in one of the following areas awarded in 2010 or since: Library and Information Science, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a closely related field
  • Ability to describe how to apply instructional design research and theories to real-world situations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated innovative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body and learning styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Information literacy teaching experience at the college-level
  • Demonstrated experience designing courses in a learning management system(s) (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated programming experience (HTML5, Java, PHP,etc.)
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards
  • Experience using content management systems, preferably Drupal
  • Experience utilizing media and social networking in an educational setting
  • Familiar with information literacy online resources
  • Demonstrable projects that illustrate assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of instructional programs in traditional and/or multi-media learning environments
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced familiarity with instructional design concepts

Academic Emphasis: Instructional design

Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for this position, please log in on the link below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. 

Please include a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae and a list of three references. You can upload or cut and paste your materials as noted on the EASE application.   

Other Information: For further information, please contact Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator, by email at

Job Posted: 9/12/2012

Closing Date Notes: Application review begins September 28, 2012; position is open until filled

Recruitment #: 120727

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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