Tennessee Board of Regents — Senior Instructional Designer

The Senior Instructional Designer serves as a project lead in the course development process and collaborates in the development of TN eCampus course development templates and standards, instructional design methodologies, and best practices to develop high quality, engaging, ADA/508 compliant, fully functional online courses. Additionally, the Senior Instructional Designer collaborates in the development of faculty professional development and performance support materials, consults with faculty in selecting appropriate technologies and applying pedagogical/andradgogical best practices, and provides guidance to faculty in creating courses that apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. The Senior Instructional Designer conducts course reviews and maintains documentation throughout the course development and review process. The Senior Instructional Designer also provides instructional design expertise and support to special projects and for the implementation of new initiatives.


  • Apply the TN eCampus instructional design process and industry best practices to provide leadership and support to the design and development of accessible quality online courses and professional development materials in collaboration with faculty subject matter experts (SMEs) and other TN eCampus staff.
  • Provide consultation and training to faculty and staff on instructional design, UDL, accessibility, course development processes, content integration, and related technologies.
  • Maintain documentation of course development and other instructional design projects.
  • Conduct and maintain documentation of course reviews, providing consultation with faculty based on review findings.
  • Assist with addressing faculty, staff, and student trouble tickets by testing course links and functions, proofreading and offer editing suggestions, etc., as needed.
  • Provide recommendations to improve the TN eCampus instructional design methodology and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of learning theory, adult learning, accessibility, and assessment principles, and approaches to online pedagogy and facilitation;
  • Skill in designing, developing, and evaluating ADA/508 compliant online learning programs;
  • Skill in the use and administration of course management systems (e.g. Desire to Learn, Coursera, Canvas, or Moodle);
  • Skill in the use of productivity software, multimedia authoring tools, collaborative tools, content management systems, and digital learning materials;
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS;
  • Complex problem-solving skills, particularly related to technology troubleshooting;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation;
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to facilitate student, faculty, and staff group meetings of all types;
  • Professional written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive collaborative working partnerships;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with moving parts and strong deadlines;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects both independently and in teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years instructional design experience in an educational setting at an accredited institution or in a corporate environment;
  • Experience with course development software and learning management systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years instructional design experience in higher education at an accredited institution designing and delivering distance learning courses;
  • Online teaching experience;
  • Experience with assistive technology and ability to apply accessibility standards

Applications Accepted Online Only at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/job-opportunities-tbr-system-office