Staff Positions

Available Staff Positions


Instructional Design Specialist

Department: Center for Instructional Innovation                                   

Status: Full-time, Staff                             

Reports To: Director, CII


Effective Date: June 1, 2020


Position Summary 

The instructional design specialist is a full-time, staff position that will assist faculty in the development of courses taught in online, hybrid, and other digital learning environments.



Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Instructional or Education Technology or closely related academic discipline, required.

  • At least three years of related teaching, adult training and/or staff development experience of which at least one year was in an online instructional or adult training design capacity.

  • At least two years’ experience with the use of a leading Learning Management System (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Pearson Learning Studio or similar)

  • Strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to deliver training sessions in clear, concise understandable terms.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the director of the Center for Instructional Innovation to develop a course template that (1) aligns with the University’s mission, brand, and Digital Learning Environment (DLE) standards; (2) ensures academic rigors; and (3) fosters academic success

  • Works along side faculty to provide design and production assistance necessary to develop online courses that align with the course template.

  • Develops strong working relationships with faculty to produce quality driven course content within established time frames while adhering to established best practices in pedagogy, methodology, and digital content delivery and the University’s DLE standards.




  • Salary will be commensurate with degree, background, and experience.

  • Benefit information and an application may be accessed at



Application Deadline

Application review will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application and resume to


Freed-Hardeman University is an academic community, associated with churches of Christ, which is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.


Pursuant to this mission and Section 703(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.



Step 1: 

Complete the online staff application for employment.

Step 2:

Submit your cover letter and resume to

A PDF version of the application is also available. For accessibility or ADA accommodation questions, please email

Your Right to Know

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, prospective employees of Freed-Hardeman University are entitled to request and receive a copy of the FHU Security Report. The FHU Security Report can be accessed here. This report includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes.

Anyone desiring a paper copy of this report may contact the Campus Safety and Security office at 731-989-6911.