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Instructional Designer

West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Instructional Designer provides instructional design support and consultation for faculty developing courses and interactive
learning modules.

The Instructional Designer will work with faculty to design, revise and maintain online courses. In support of the Office of
eLearning, this position creates, plans, delivers, assesses and curates professional development for faculty and staff. The
designer participates in accreditation, reporting and compliance activities and provides technical and navigation support for
students and faculty within the Learning Management System.

The Instructional Designer position may be considered for a remote or a hybrid work schedule.  This posting holds two vacancies.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides instructional design guidance and support to faculty. Collaborates with both full-time and adjunct faculty
    to develop new courses as well as maintain existing online courses. Facilitates training for faculty who possess
    various levels of online teaching/learning experience through one on one meetings, verbal and written
    communication, group workshops (face to face or virtual), and lunch and learn style discussions. Responds to
    requests for assistance from faculty on the use and navigation of LMS. Resolves or seeks assistance with faculty
    issues related to course design and LMS. Addresses and/or escalates comments, compliments, and complaints from
    faculty. Builds relationships with faculty members.
  • Provides LMS support to students. Responds to requests for assistance regarding the use and navigation of the LMS.
    Assists with troubleshooting and resolving student issues. Assists with delivery (face to face or virtual) of student
    online learning orientation. Addresses and/or escalates comments, compliments and complaints from students.
    Builds relationships with students.
  • Provides support to the Office of eLearning including general LMS maintenance and troubleshooting, internal
    Quality Matters review of online courses, designing training workshops for faculty and students, and participating
    in Distance Education committee work. Follows up on requests from internal and external constituents as needed.
    May assist in accreditation activities, departmental assessments as well as other reporting activities. Learns new
    software and educational technology tools. Builds relationships with staff in other university departments.
  • Completes regular professional development to stay informed about current research and trends in online and
    hybrid education, course design and facilitation, adult learners, and emerging technologies.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction or related field preferred. 
  • Previous experience in Instructional Design and Learning Management System is required.
  • Previous experience in online teaching is preferred. 

West Liberty University ( is a small, comprehensive institution under the auspices of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

West Liberty University is a four-year public university and West Virginia's oldest institution under higher education. Situated on a picturesque hilltop, just 10 miles from Wheeling, WLU is a small market metro with a rich heritage. Living costs are low, cultural opportunities, and schools make it a great place to live, work and raise a family. WLU features a main campus and a nearby satellite campus, located at the Highlands Shopping Complex. Both locations are minutes from Pennsylvania and Ohio borders, offering easy access to major airports, shopping, dining and entertainment.

West Liberty University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals.  Individuals who need assistance in the application process may contact Emily D’Aquila, HR Generalist / Recruiter at 304-336-8029 or emily.d’ (do not apply to this email).

West Liberty University does not sponsor work visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 



West Liberty University


West Liberty, WV
26074 USA



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