Position Overview & Responsibilities

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Merrimack College seeks an energetic and experienced individual to fill the position of Instructional Designer. This is a full-time position reporting to the AVP Teaching, Learning, and Digital Innovation. The Instructional Designer will provide expertise in innovation, current instructional technologies and design theories, and engaged student learning practices to guide and support faculty, instructors, and College teaching and learning initiatives.

  • Support faculty in the development of teaching and learning strategies using innovative and current instructional and mobile technologies and design theories.

  • Develop and implement professional development workshops and trainings to faculty and instructors on mobile and instructional technologies.

  • Build strong relationships with and among Merrimack faculty, IT and other campus constituencies.

  • Lead or serve on teams supporting learning initiatives designed to support student engagement.

  • Maintain a high degree of knowledge in existing and emerging learning methods.

  • Develop references and other online materials support instructional design principles and practices.

  • Support the initiatives of the AVP/Director..


  • A Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or an appropriate area of specialization.

  • 7-10 years of industry experience, with 4-6 years of instructional design experience.

  • Knowledge in course design and course development.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and ability to apply best practices in this area to instructional design and all aspects of the position.

  • Knowledge in instructional technology with specific expertise in mobile technology.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, presentation and collaborations skills and generally good at translating technology.

  • Enthusiasm for innovation and program design in pedagogy, technology, and teaching and learning.

  • Enjoy working with people to solve problems.

  • Experience with Blackboard Ultra and Google Suites is a plus.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application materials should include:

Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Applicants - Apply Now

Apply Now

Posted: 9/16/21

Closing Date: 11/16/21

Position Code: 600