Graphic Instructional Designer, Office of the Provost



Job title:

Graphic Instructional Designer, Office of the Provost


Key functional tasks

NU’s Instructional Graphic Designer will be responsible for work carried out in our new elearning studio. Duties will include mentoring and training 2-3 interns, on and off site video & audio production of lectures and educational films, TedX type videos, assisting and training faculty where needed in basic lecture recording and editing, etextbook creation and creation of interactive ebooks. The Instructional Graphic Designer will report to the Innovative Learning Lead. As the Graphic Instructional Designer will be part of the Innovative Learning team, candidates who have demonstrated willingness to engage in innovative education programs are welcome.


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Candidates will have a strong background in digital educational graphic design, including multimedia editing, web design, educational film production, multimedia and interactive etextbook design


Desired professional experience (duration, sphere, and other)

We have a strong preference for individuals with an instructional design background, with understanding of contemporary design of educational materials for alternative delivery classrooms such as flipped, blended, and distance courses (both blended and fully online) and who have previously taught at university level. Previous filming and editing of educational video strongly preferred.


Professional knowledge and personal qualities

1.     Familiar with all relevant software, including but not limited to:  Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, iBook Author, all software in the Adobe Creative Suite and web design software. 

2.     Familiar with modern course designs for blended, online, blended distance and tablet-based learning and related educational software

3.     Ability to analyze and systemize information and material;

4.     Ability to perform effectively under tight deadlines;

5.     Ability to work individually and as a part of a team;

6.     Java and Swift coding skills preferred, but not required.

7.     Ability to comprehend and contribute to academic quality assurance procedures

8.     Ability to work well in a multicultural team of educational technologists


Proficiency in languages, including state language, (list of languages)

Fluency in English required, with Russian and Kazakh preferred.


Additional requirements

Applications should contain link(s) to a portfolio of multimedia educational materials demonstrating competency in the above software, a cover letter, a statement regarding the philosophy of instructional design with emphasis on the role of multimedia design in educational contexts, CV, and the names and contact details of three references.


Final date of CV submission:

Review of applications will begin 15 Oct. 2017 and will continue until filled