University of Utah Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/14/2017

Requisition Number PRN14492B

Job Title Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist

Working Title Curriculum Developer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00173 - Continuing Ed & Comunty Engmnt

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 52000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Promotes the use of technology based resources in learning and teaching and provides consultation, instruction, and assistance to faculty, students, and staff related to the editing, design, production, and instructional technology of curriculum development.


1.Develops technology based courses, including evaluating design and delivery techniques, developing visual aids, and considering media and technology selections.

2.Ensures all courses are based on best practices in instructional design and technology and copyright issues to insure effective participation in Distance Education efforts.

3.Acquires copyright permission through the Copyright Clearinghouse Center or rights holders as needed.

4.Provides instructional design training when applicable.

5.Researches new technologies, innovations, and production practices and evaluates the potential value to the organization.

6.Edits material for print-based courses and electronic content for online courses.

7.Establishes and maintains project management protocols for course development and production.

8.Creates cooperative working relationships with Faculty, departments, schools, and other persons or entities involved in the development of Distance Education courses.

9.Develops and implements evaluation techniques to measure appropriateness and effectiveness of course content, materials, teaching activities, and technologies.

10.Coordinates with other members of the Distance Education Development team and assists when necessary.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Please note, applicants will be screened according to Preferences.

Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology or related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). 2-4 years experience in instructional technology, preferably in an online education environment required. Knowledge of learning theory with the ability to apply the theory into practice; excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, andDVDAuthoring tools; strong editing skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

Master’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A minimum of two years of online curriculum design experience is preferred. Experience with Articulate Storyline development software. Project management and team leadership experience. Experience working with a variety of noncredit community students, including non and post-traditional students, professionals, youth, etc. as well as for-credit students. Experience working with Instructure Canvas Learning Management Systems. Familiar with building online courses in asynchronous and synchronous format for a variety of audiences (adult, professional, international, youth, etc. students).

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.