Instructional Designer – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Instructional Designer

The USC Rossier School of Education invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Instructional Designer fixed-term position with an annual contract. The Instructional Designer will work with Rossier faculty to leverage technology and innovative learning solutions to enhance instruction. Candidate will be responsible for supporting academic programs, guided by the Rossier Mission to advance educational equity. Candidate will work as part of a team of Instructional Designers and will report to the Manager of Instructional Design and Development.

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in instructional design, instructional technology, or closely related field

  • Dedication to a customer-centric approach.

  • Experience with video recording and editing, and the use of digital media and web technologies for educational purposes.

  • Proficiency in utilizing learning management systems, such as D2L Brightspace, Blackboard, and Canvas

  • An innovative mindset with the demonstrated ability to identify and utilize a variety of instructional tools

  • Track record of creating engaging video- and web-based materials

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Adherence to best practices in both degree-program- and course-level instructional design process (e.g., clear learning outcomes and outcome-aligned assessments)

  • Ensure successful program and course design, development and implementation aligned with objectives and timelines

  • Ensuring standardized execution of curriculum design and course development processes

  • Collaborating with faculty to develop and launch LMS units, quizzes, assignments, and grading rubrics for online and blended classes in D2L Brightspace

  • Developing instructional materials such as online learning media, technology toolkits

  • Supporting faculty in transforming face-to-face instructional lectures and materials for online/hybrid delivery

  • Employ technology creatively to solve instructional challenges

The salary range for this position is $80,000.00 – $86,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Applications should be submitted via and should include the following:

  • Resume

  • A cover letter (Our system will allow you to add additional documentation by clicking the “upload” button in the same section where you attach your resume.)

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related experience in curriculum development, instructional design courses and/or on-line teaching in a university or corporate environment. Demonstrated interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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