MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Instructional Designer
Centre for Teaching and Learning

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The Centre for Teaching and Learning is seeking a highly skilled instructional designer to join their team. Reporting to the Director, eLearning, the instructional designer will support faculty and staff to transition from Blackboard Learn to Moodle. Through their knowledge of learning theories, instructional strategies, educational technologies, and faculty professional development, the instructional designer will develop, test, and deliver self-help resources, virtual training sessions, and in-person workshops on using Moodle. The instructional designer must be able to create video, text, screenshots, and interactive media resources. Extensive knowledge of Blackboard Learn 9 and Moodle 3 is required. Remaining current and aware of emerging educational technology trends is required. Interpersonal skills are essential to bring together team members with a wide range of skills and knowledge.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Flexible - adapts easily to varying roles required of this position.

  • Technical skills (computer and educational technology)

  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.

  • Experience using Blackboard Learn and Moodle 3


  •  A master’s degree in education or a related discipline with relevant course work and experience will be considered. Courses or a program in instructional design is an asset.

  •  A minimum of two years instructional design experience.

  •  Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment is an asset.

Position Requirements

Applicants are expected to provide three references and, if invited for an interview, to discuss examples of representative training or professional development projects. A practical activity will follow the interview.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Generous vacation time

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Continuous learning culture

  •  Opportunities for career growth

 How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-Time Non-Recurring Term ending December 31, 2022
Salary MSA Band G (Steps 1-5): $37.11 - $45.97 per hour
Closing Date September 24, 2021
Competition No. 21.09.142
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