Director of Instructional Design and Distance Learning
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is one of the nation’s newest fully accredited medical colleges located in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. It offers a community-based model of medical education with four regional campuses – North (Scranton), South (Wilkes-Barre), West (Williamsport), and Guthrie (Sayre). The College attracts students from within its 17-county region as well as across Pennsylvania and the nation, who are interested in studying evidence- and community-based medicine and who have a strong desire to serve their community. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) programs.
Geisinger Commonwealth’s newly established School of Graduate Studies is creating transformative curricula for a portfolio of programs to include master’s degrees in Population Health, Informatics, Genomics and Biomedical Sciences. The School is searching for a Director of Instructional Design and Distance Learning. While working with the Assistant Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, this position will provide instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of online courses and specialized educational programs for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, this position will be responsible for guiding and supporting faculty in the design of online coursework/programs and instructional practices, development of learning resources, and the revision of current courses and course segments for new delivery methods.
The successful candidate will identify and lead in the development of instructional strategies in support of faculty selected course materials, course objectives, and assessment techniques for curriculum digitization and online learning assets; identify, evaluate, and recommend external vendors to support online learning initiatives; research and make recommendations on online educational best practices, instructional resources, and instructional technologies to support teaching and learning; provide consultation and support for faculty as they integrate instructional technologies into their teaching in face-to-face and online courses; and identify appropriate instructional strategies and define learning objectives appropriate to graduate level curriculum.
A Bachelor’s Degree in instructional design, education, teaching, or a related field with eight years’ experience in instructional technology, online education, or curriculum design, both face-to-face and online, or a Master’s Degree in instructional design, education, teaching, or a related field with five years’ experience in instructional technology, online education, or curriculum design, both face to face and online, is required. The successful candidate must be familiar with processes and standards for planning and implementing instructional design and development; have solid knowledge of course development software and at a minimum one learning management system; ability to organize and work effectively with an understanding of organizational policies and activities; experience with graphic and multimedia authoring software and website design software; and proficiency in communication, both oral and written.
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine educates aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.