The Instructional Designer in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy leads the development, delivery, evaluation, and maintenance of multiple high-quality courses simultaneously. The position focuses on attaining effective educational outcomes across Online Educational Initiatives’ (OEI) programs, including the Master of Health Care Innovation (first-of-its-kind at Penn), professional development, and continuing education tracks.
The Instructional Designer plays a critical role by providing expertise in pedagogy, project management, and multimedia design to contribute to the OEI’s goal of creating online learning experiences that enhance careers to transform health care delivery. Reporting to the Director of Online Educational Initiatives, the new position joins a team that includes numerous faculty, one current Instructional Designer, a Graphic Design Specialist, TAs, and University of Pennsylvania video production specialists.
Specific responsibilities include working with individual faculty members as the lead in developing effective strategies in online pedagogy, including 1) translating subject matter expertise into online education through multimedia content, learner and instructor interactions, and assessments; 2) designing meaningful learning objectives that evaluate comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge; and 3) creating appropriately rigorous learning resources, activities, and assessments. The Instructional Designer leads a multimedia production team through planning, recording, and post-production of multiple courses simultaneously. The designer ensures that course content follows evidence-based best practices for online education, meets accessibility requirements, and reflects high standards for consistency and quality. The Instructional Designer may also create some course materials. The Instructional Designer guides a team of TAs who engage with faculty and learners to support course objectives. In addition to drawing on existing evidence-based best practices, the ID will play a significant role in contributing to new research on innovations in online education.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.