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Reopening CUE for the 2020-21 Academic Year


Instructional Designer

Category: Staff

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, and citizens for the common good.

CUE campus situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and our excellence in teaching. Our small classes and diverse student population provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and management.

CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting actions and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

Reporting to the Senior Educational Developer, the Instructional Designer administers pedagogical and instructional support to instructors, departments and faculties, through the design, development, and assessment of flexible delivery practices and online/blended learning materials. The Instructional Designer is essential to the planning and direction of effective, learner-centered online and blended courses and curriculum, introducing and promoting e-learning technology in support of course creation and delivery, and helping instructors advance their skills with innovative e-learning approaches. The Instructional Designer supports the integration of new technologies into flexible delivery in a pedagogically sound manner.


Please note this is a full-time, 12-month contract position with the possibility of extension or transition to permanent.


Key Responsibilities

The Instructional Designer:

  • Works in a highly collaborative fashion with instructors, supporting the development of blended delivery projects by ensuring consistency, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Designs, plans, develops, launches, and maintains blended/online courses, modules, and objects
  • Provides technical support and coaching to instructors
  • Actively establishes and fosters relationships with instructors in various locations, including some working remotely
  • Encourages and fosters faculty interest in blended teaching and learning


Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this position will generally work remotely. If required to be on-campus, all CUE health and safety protocols and procedures must be followed. This includes wearing an appropriate face-covering in common areas while on campus, for the duration of each shift.



  • Master’s degree or higher in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related discipline, combined with minimum 3 years professional experience as an Instructional Designer, Educational Technologist, or related position in a post-secondary workplace. Or, 7-10 years professional experience as an Instructional Designer, Educational Technologist, or related position in a post-secondary workplace.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; experience delivering presentations and
  • Ability to work online and with reduced supervision.
  • Proficient in Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360, or similar applications, and Moodle.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and Google suite (Docs, Drive, Meet).
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check results.


Closing Date: Application review will commence on February 15th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, please include a cover letter and resume in confidence to: Human Resources, Concordia University of Edmonton careers@concordia.ab.ca


Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.