Employment Opportunities

Instructional Designer
University College
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University University College invites nominations and applications for the position of Instructional Designer beginning January 2, 2018.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  Hampton U Online offers students the freedom to study online anytime to earn a certificate, Undergraduate or Graduate degree in HU's ever-expanding range of degree program offerings to include online Military learning and online Criminal Justice. While learning online, students are able to take advantage of our comprehensive student support services, offering real help from real people. Students will also find that our online student resources set us apart from other online colleges in Virginia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates the development of instructional materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles, including alignment of educational objectives with content, activities, and assessments.

  • Provides recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and online interactive activities.
  • Researches and evaluates new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional opportunities.
  • Plans, develops, and delivers cognitively sound curriculum content.
  • Collaborates with teams of writers and subject matter experts to ensure instructional integrity of the course development projects through a method of systematic design and clear course standards and outcomes.
  • Tracks compliance with federal 508 disability regulations. Provides substantive editing and formatting of electronic files to meet 508 disability regulations.
  • Manages project timelines and coordinates with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills to communicate with various project collaborators.
  • Plans, develops, and teaches faculty, staff, and associate workshops and other activities on the effective use of web-based resources and tools and multimedia technologies to implement in online and blended delivery.
  • Develops media products for use in online courses and websites including video, audio podcasts, and graphics.
  • As appropriate, evaluates the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products.
  • Contributes to the online learning community.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. 
  •  Master’s degree in instructional design, education, education technology or related field strongly preferred.  2 to 3 years’ experience in the design and development of innovative curriculum design in higher education using diverse learning theories, evidence-based pedagogical strategies and educational technologies in multiple modalities required.  
  • Serves as primary contributor in course development projects partnering with subject matter experts and faculty
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by Hampton University.


  • Proven design and development experience for online learners and experience with designing, developing, and delivering blended learning solutions.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the theory and practice of distance learning pedagogy and experience in curriculum development, instructional methods, and online instruction.

  • Excellent analytic and evaluation skills.

  • Demonstrated experience consulting with faculty and conducting professional development opportunities.

  • Experience in LMS course administration, training, and user support.

  • Direct experience with the Blackboard LMS, preferred.

  • Familiarity with computer related ADA requirements and ability to incorporate features to comply with Section 508. 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a resume or curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to pamela.wimbush@hamptonu.edu or mailed to:

Ms. Pamela Wimbush

Assistant Dean, University College

Director of HamptonU Online

Hampton University

1006 Settlers Landing Road

Hampton, VA 23668

*Incomplete applications will not be considered

**Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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