Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Instructional Design, Adult Education, Educational Technology, or related field, and 2 years of related experience either teaching using a Learning Management System or supporting faculty using an LMS system required. Familiarity with instructional techniques, strategies and methods to maximize the effectiveness of using an LMS for teaching and learning and demonstrated skills in communications (presentation and writing skills), and in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs required. Master's Degree preferred. Online teaching experience preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Instructional Design Specialist is responsible for providing instructional design support in collaboration with faculty developing learning activities ranging from small modules to complete courses. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, connecting faculty with the multi-media professionals who can create specific instructional modules for faculty, communicating with faculty through regularly scheduled presentations and "on-demand" topics related to teaching, learning and technology, particularly in health sciences education, and using various technologies to communicate timely information to faculty and to make FAQ's and instructions on using the Upstate instructional technology resources easily accessible. The Specialist will also engage in regional and state educational/instructional technology activities, in particular those relating to health sciences education and assist in the management of Upstate's learning management system.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.