Instructional Designer

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) is seeking an Instructional Designer. OSPA is responsible for administering over $330 million in extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Services are available to all University faculty and staff and include: advice and assistance with budget preparation and other administrative requirements of proposals; proposal submission; review, negotiation and acceptance of awards; interpretation and information regarding sponsor policies and regulations; preparation of subcontract documents; administration of UK’s Conflict of Interest Policy.

The Instructional Designer will create online training courses, e-learning, video tutorials, and learning simulation required by the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration. This position will be responsible for managing & implementing course/program design, development, delivery, training, implementation, and assessment/evaluation for online training modules. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with departments across campus to evaluate and implement instructional technology and to ensure compliance with Research computing software and security requirements.

A successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, interact with campus staff and faculty, and have experience managing multiple projects while prioritizing work in a deadline-driven environment.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration supports the University’s commitment to pursuing interdisciplinary research and creative efforts to address challenges and disparities faced by the Commonwealth’s citizens.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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Background Information



  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Business Manager
  • Compliance
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time