E-Learning Instructional Designer, Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University


E-Learning Instructional Designer (Five-year Contract)

(Ref. NW00/271/0817)


  • Ensuring that e-learning innovations in Science are effective, have a positive impact on learning and promote meaningful interaction with students;
  • Facilitating workshops and designing online training courses on e-learning instructional design, as well as on effective ways to utilise technology to deliver content;
  • Collaborating with academic staff to analyse instructional outcomes and providing expertise in planning, developing and delivering high-quality e-learning experiences;
  • Researching e-learning instructional design models, trends, strategies and best practices.

The E-Learning Instructional Designer will carry out these responsibilities in consultation with the Vice-Dean (Learning and Teaching) and will be the liaison between academic staff, IT, and the Centre for Learning Technologies.


  • A PhD degree in a Science field with at least two years’ experience in instructional design in the higher education context;
  • Experience in developing online self-assessment quizzes;
  • Experience in facilitating instructional design workshops;
  • Publication experience in the academics of learning and teaching;
  • Experience with e-learning technology platforms and learning managements systems;
  • The ability to work independently towards tight deadlines;
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Very good project management skills;
  • Time management skills to work with multiple priorities;
  • A sound understanding of students’ perceptions of learning and support in Science.

Commencement of duties: 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 15 September 2017

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof I Rewitzky on 021 808 3289

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online at www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

E-Learning Instructional Designer
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