Instructional Designer/Education Specialist


The newly established Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Instruction Designer to work in the Office of Medical Education. Faculty appointment in the relevant department within the School of Medicine may be considered, according the applicant’s training and experience.

The Instructional Designer will work closely with the faculty, Course/Clerkship Directors, the Assistant Deans of Faculty Development and Undergraduate Medical Education, the Director of Assessment, and the Associate Dean of Medical Education.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist faculty in the development of learning objectives, teaching methods and materials, and assessment methods and materials.
  • Work in close collaboration with Course/Clerkship Directors and faculty to develop and transform content into engaged learning activities through coaching, pedagogy and design
  • Collaborate with and assist Course/Clerkship Directors and faculty in developing specialized design solutions as requested or needed.
  • Support and promote the effective use of technology throughout the curriculum.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate seminars and workshops for faculty and instructors to enhance teaching practice and optimize student learning outcomes including instructional development workshops for current and new faculty.
  • Develop and disseminate faculty development instructional design materials to assist faculty and instructors.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and direction of medical student electives and courses related to medical education and instructional design.
  • Work collaboratively and reciprocally with individuals across disciplines, departments, schools, sites, and campuses on innovative teaching and learning projects.
  • Research and share resources on topics related to innovative teaching practice, active learning, evidence-based teaching and learning, critical thinking skills, course and curriculum development for faculty and instructors, and the use of technologies to support teaching and learning.
  • Stay up-to-date on innovative pedagogical and academic technology literature and trends
  • Maintain professional self-development by attending and presenting at local and national conferences on teaching & professional development, pedagogy and related topics.
  • Develop and maintain collegial communities at the SOM focused on expanding best teaching practices. Collaborate and contribute to the same at the broader Seton Hall and Hackensack-Meridian communities.
  • Other such responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Curriculum & Instruction in Higher Education or equivalent
  • Minimum three years working with faculty in a college or university to develop active teaching and learning activities and experience designing and facilitating faculty development activities to promote best practices in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of learning theories and instructional design theories to support sound pedagogy/andragogy
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in using technology to effectively support teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating with and providing excellent service to internal and external constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and facilitate effectively in live and virtual large and small group settings as well as one-on-one consultations with faculty
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in electronic learning management systems

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in Team-Based, Problem-Based or Case-Based Learning
  • Experience in integrated curricula
  • Experience in faculty development and instructional design with faculty in an undergraduate medical education program
  • Experience supporting and promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level
  • Active membership and/or leadership in prominent higher education faculty development professional organizations


The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Is currently seeking Preliminary Accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) with plans to matriculate the first class of students in Fall 2018. The School of Medicine will be located in Nutley, New Jersey, approximately 10 miles west of New York City. The interprofessional campus will house the School of Medicine as well as the Seton Hall University College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences.

For more information about the School of Medicine, please visit our website at: Individuals wishing to apply should submit an application including a cover letter, statement of instructional design philosophy, curriculum vitae, and list of professional references via the Seton Hall Employment Opportunities Website at:

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all its employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.

Posted: February 3, 2017