The Opportunity

Saint John, NB
Education and Training
$55,936 - $72,718 / year
Competition Number: #164-23.24

Closing Date: November 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning (CETL) is an academic support unit that promotes effective and engaging teaching and learning through instructional excellence and the integration of classroom technology and media.


Full-time | 1-Year term | Saint John | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm |36.25 hours per week

Salary Range: $55,936 - $72,718 per annum


Reporting to the Director, Teaching & Learning Services, the Instructional Designer assists faculty in developing effective and engaging learning experiences, incorporating instructional technology and media as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in the design/redesign of classroom-based curricula and courses using instructional design theory and principles.
  • Coach faculty members and instructors in improving their teaching methods.
  • Incorporate learning technologies and media strategies where appropriate.
  • Organize, develop, facilitate, and promote professional development opportunities for faculty and instructors.
  • Create instructional resource materials to support faculty and instructors.
  • Research the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Research, advise, and adapt instructional methodologies and assessment strategies.
  • Write funding proposals and hire student workers or other temporary staff.
  • Other instructional design-related duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree with a focus on instructional design, educational pedagogy, and the design of instructional materials.
  • 5 years of hands-on experience in course design, development, and support, as well as in designing and developing program curricula, preferably in a post-secondary environment.

Additional Strengths

  • Proficient at the organization and delivery of professional development workshops.
  • Experience in using D2L Brightspace, or other learning management systems is an asset.
  • Ability to play a leadership role as well as work constructively and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Proven time management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.