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Part-time Instructional Design Consultant

Date: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Position Summary

The Part-Time Instructional Design Consultant collaborates with the Teaching Support Team in the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) to serve American University faculty and staff to promote excellence in teaching. Potential candidates are now being considered to start as soon as possible.


This position will work with CTRL’s Instructional Designers to support the creation, implementation, and assessment of learning experiences at American University. CTRL’s Teaching Support Team facilitates a variety of learning experiences for faculty throughout the year for the entire university.

Additional Responsibilities

The Instructional Design Consultant will be responsible for:


  • Analyze evaluation data from various sources (e.g., workshops, course evaluations) and present analyses to team and others.
  • Create website and multimedia content to increase online teaching resources (e.g.,
  • Review content on website and update as necessary with emerging, research-based best practices.
  • Enter content for Open Educational Resources (OER) in collaboration with faculty content creators.
  • Collaborate with the CTRL team to create research products including conference presentations and articles for peer reviewed journals.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time, 30-week position at 15-20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters, with optional hourly work during spring, summer, and winter breaks.

Salary Range


Required Education and Experience

This position is available for current American University Master’s or PhD students with an interest in education. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in written and oral communication, as well as demonstrated discretion when working with sensitive information and data. Minimum qualifications include:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area of specialization such as education, instructional design, or another relevant field.
  • Commitment to teamwork, innovation, and equity.
  • Proficient knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Well-developed written and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Teaching experience

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC