Job Openings: Three Instructional Designer Positions

Posted on: July 13, 2022

Aerial photo of Rose Library with text that says JMU Libraries now hiring instructional designers to expand our team

JMU Libraries seeks three proactive, innovative, and collaborative Instructional Designers to join our team:

These new positions will expand our team of instructional designers who consult and collaborate on the design and development of courses, curriculum initiatives, assignments, and course-related content in online, hybrid, and in-person learning modalities within a dynamic library and educational technology organization!

Our instructional designers consult as point-of-contact with colleges and collaborate closely with librarian liaisons to support multi-disciplinary efforts across departments to continually improve the consistency of curriculum that meets quality standards in respective disciplinary areas.

Application review will begin on August 12, 2022 for all three positions.

Information about these positions is included below. We welcome applications to both position types if eligible and interested.

Instructional Designer (One Tenure-Track Position)

Specific duties of the Instructional Designer (Tenure-Track Position) include consultations, design, and co-development of instruction and learning materials; researching on emerging tools, trends, and methods related to ID; and collaborating with other Libraries’ experts on instructional design projects.

This is a full-time twelve-month tenure-track position with instructional faculty status, with a starting salary range of $55,000 – $65,000. Learn more or apply.

Instructional Designers (Two RTA Positions)

Specific duties of the Instructional Designers (Two Renewable Term Appointment Positions)  include consultations, design, and co-development of instruction and learning materials; collaborating with other Libraries’ experts on instructional design projects; and providing faculty development through training.

These are full-time, twelve-month, renewable term appointment (RTA) positions with instructional faculty status at the rank of Instructor. The initial contracts are for one year with renewal at the option of the university for additional one-year terms unless the university gives notice of nonrenewal. These positions have a starting salary range of $55,000 – $60,000. Learn more or apply.  

Learn about these positions in online info sessions

We are hosting information sessions on Zoom for interested applicants in advance of the review date. Please consider joining to learn more about the positions, meet the supervisor (Director of Instructional Design), and the organization, ask questions confidentially, and get answers.

Tenure-Track Position (Position #6523)

Renewable Term Appointment Positions (Position #s 8423 & #8424)

Confidentiality will be ensured, as the attendee list for each Zoom “webinar” session will be hidden. Live captioning will be provided.

Questions about the info sessions? Please contact Dr. Juhong Christie Liu, Director of Instructional Design (

About JMU Libraries

This is an exciting time to join the JMU Libraries. We are entering a new phase in our transformative, Mellon Foundation-funded partnership with the Furious Flower Poetry Center, the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry. We are also actively planning the renovation and expansion of Carrier Library, which will feature beautiful new facilities for the departments and services each of these positions would guide. 

Our team comprises almost 150 staff and faculty and approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate student workers.  

View our Magazine or our About the Libraries pages to learn more about what we do at JMU Libraries—and apply today!

About JMU and Harrisonburg

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. View the videos below or refer to About JMU or Visit Harrisonburg to learn more!

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