Instructional Designer


Southwestern Law School is seeking an Instructional Designer to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to design, develop, and implement online, hybrid, and traditional courses at Southwestern Law School.  This position partners with faculty in the learning design process to produce quality content while ensuring best practices in pedagogy, course design, and learning technologies to enhance student education.  The Instructional Designer provides technical support and assistance with Southwestern’s Canvas Learning Management System, online video platform, and provides training sessions to its faculty, students, and staff.

This position is available as remote or on-site.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with faculty to develop and enhance the curriculum by utilizing technology.
  • Support and maintain the Canvas learning management system.
  • Support and maintain the Studio (formerly "Arc") video platform.
  • Support and maintain the Zoom platform for online learning.
  • Develop and conduct tutorials, technical training sessions, and workshops for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop effective course websites and digital learning materials.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop, implement, and support, new and existing learning technologies.
  • Provide technical and course design support while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Create, update, prioritize, and track customer problems using an existing ticket system.
  • Assist customers in person, telephone, email, or through remote support sessions.
  • Complete ongoing training to keep current with product, service, and policy changes.
  • Collaborate with the entire Information Technology team to ensure the delivery of services.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with faculty, students, staff, and the Southwestern community at large.
  • Follow and maintain Information Technology policies and procedures.
  • Assists with recording, editing, and distribution of courtroom or academic activities.
  • In addition to the position responsibilities mentioned above, the individual has the responsibility to carry out unique tasks as requested by their superiors.

Skills Requirements:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop, maintain, and cultivate relationships with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications.
  • Analytical and technical problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to train and support faculty, students, and staff in the use of learning technologies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Expertise with Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Expertise in curriculum development.
  • Expertise with distance education.
  • Experience teaching or training.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in an academic or technology role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For consideration, send cover letter and resume to

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