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Learning Engineer - Instructional Design
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
On Site, Full Time Position

The Learning Engineer will provide curriculum design, technology support, and course development services to faculty in the School of Communication, integrating learning and teaching technologies into their courses. The Learning Engineer will work closely in particular with faculty teaching in the School’s hybrid online programs and active learning spaces. In this role, the Learning Engineer will support all digital/online projects to improve students’ learning through the creative use of technologies. The Learning Engineer has knowledge in the learning sciences classroom technology tools that support increased classroom engagement, effective content authoring and lesson design methodologies that best serve digital education, and experience in working with instructors in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, learning sciences or a related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with certification in instructional design; or related, higher-education experience with training that is equivalent to the skills and knowledge of these degree credentials.
  • Two years of experience working on faculty-driven educational initiatives, bringing instructional design and analysis to the cooperative development work of instructors, educational technology support staff, and teaching assistants.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral communication, listening, and building relationships with instructors.
  • Proven skills in writing for the web, as well as for reports, proposals, and traditional publishing platforms.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.