Career Opportunities

Who We Are

Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, educational data and research, and tools for learning, Academic Innovation aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the University of Michigan community and learners around the world. University of Michigan has over 100 grad programs in the top 10, over 260 degree programs, more than 540,000 alumni worldwide and is the #1 public research university in the US (U-M Facts & Figures).

Who You Are

You are an intellectually curious, creative problem solver. You lead by listening, by collaborating, and by encouraging. You challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about risk while identifying pathways to maximize impact and enable excellence. You have experience taking an initial concept and helping an organization and community to realize its potential.

The Center for Academic Innovation is recruiting Course Advocates for multiple courses, representing a variety of disciplines.

Help us advance digital education at the University of Michigan by working with the Office of Academic Innovation to monitor and support massive open online courses (MOOCs) on platforms such as Coursera and edX.

Course Advocates assist faculty in the development and management of their online courses. Additionally, they provide oversight of course websites and related resources, with special attention to learner support and issues arising in discussion forums, while closely monitoring course websites.

Educational value of this job is to develop skills in learner support and engagement, facilitation, content development, refinement, and iteration, and troubleshooting.

Required Qualifications*

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Comfortable working on tight deadlines and juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work autonomously

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of course design and underlying pedagogical principles
  • Experience working in higher education, particularly in roles supporting faculty
  • Working knowledge of basic HTML code
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The University of Michigan (U-M) is seeking a qualified Design Manager to join a creative, talented and entrepreneurial team within the Center for Academic Innovation that is shaping the digital learning landscape at U-­M and beyond. The Design Manager (DM) position reports to the Design Management Lead, and collaborates with faculty and content experts, learners, administrators, vendors, and other stakeholders. A DM manages the scoping, design, and development of online courses and other learning initiatives at Academic Innovation to deliver high-­quality learning experiences. This position is an exciting role that works to support and launch new digital learning initiatives through collaboration with the world class faculty of the University of Michigan.

You

You enjoy the prospect of working with a very diverse set of thinkers who come from U-M’s nineteen schools & colleges and you have a great interest in being exposed to subject matter close to and far away from your comfort zone. You actively embrace challenges, thrive on solving tough problems, demonstrate passion about digital and blended education and how it impacts the future of higher education and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. You relish working with multiple complex projects at the same time, balancing priorities and goals accordingly and you find it rewarding to translate complex processes and ideas for diverse audiences throughout the lifespan of various projects.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

  • Apply project management, communication, design, quality assurance, and consultative skills to collaborate with faculty, course teams, and media designers.
  • Work with Academic Innovation colleagues and partners to design and develop critical documentation and project elements, including but not limited to: design plans, strategies, and goals, personas, timelines, faculty resources, online learning materials, and marketing language.
  • Manage and align many diverse perspectives, including those of faculty partners, external partners and collaborators, Academic Innovation colleagues, and other U-M and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee the timely execution and consistency of project deliverables.
  • Ensure thoughtful and consistent alignment of projects with current practices in design thinking, copyright, accessibility, and data access policy.
  • Facilitate project handoff and knowledge transfer across the Academic Innovation portfolio.
  • Lead and organize meetings, workshops, events, and brainstorms.
  • Coordinate with external contractors, vendors, temporary personnel, etc., to administer support services for online education.
  • Contribute to on-campus and external conversations about digital learning, design, and research; provide consultative support to potential partners on new ideas and proposals; and connect innovators with available AI and other university resources to tackle unsolved problems.
  • Raise awareness about the work of Academic Innovation and academic innovation in higher education more broadly, and network with peer institutions to advance common causes.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of related experience (educational technology, instructional design, educational project management, information science, or consulting)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills demonstrated in a leadership context
  • Familiarity with: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online degrees and hybrid programs, Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Coursera, Canvas, edX and other educational platforms
  • Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • High emotional intelligence for complex relationship management
  • Strong commitment to problem solving, teamwork, and the ability to act independently
  • Ability to analyze and align technology solutions with instructional needs, current educational and technological trends, and campus wide goals/priorities and infrastructure
  • Understanding of copyright regulations in a higher education setting
  • Understanding of accessibility regulations and related tools and techniques e.g. video captioning, descriptive audio, screen readers
  • Enthusiasm for technology-enhanced learning in the context of a public residential research university
  • Significant fluency with work productivity and organization tools (e.g. Google tools, MS Office, etc.)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree and 3 or more years of related experience (educational technology, instructional design, educational project management, information science, or consulting) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in a research-focused university setting
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, technology and standards of digital media production
  • Pedagogical knowledge of online and hybrid teaching, including instructional design theory and blended delivery
  • Demonstrated experience with project management tools (e.g., MS Project, Teamwork, Gantt charts)
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The Center for Academic Innovation is seeking a Learning Experience Designer to join a creative and talented team within the Office of Academic Innovation. Academic Innovation applies expertise in the science of learning to the creation and iteration of online, hybrid, and residential learning experiences. The role and responsibility of this position is to enable innovative learning design approaches across the University of Michigan (U-M) community and beyond. This position will report to the Learning Experience Design Lead and also work closely with the Director of Learning Experience Design and Media Design.

This position will contribute to the creation of high-quality educational experiences offered through the University of Michigan. The role and responsibility of this position is to lead the design process, support faculty innovators, and propose solutions for complex challenges in online learning environments. The role is a key contributor in expanding the capabilities of Academic Innovation to achieve our vision of expanding U-M’s educational offerings, including MOOCs and new online degree programs. By leading the learner-centered design process, the Learning Experience Designer plays a key role in supporting course teams to incorporate established practices and learning theories in the development of new courses and the transformation of existing courses. This position will focus on analysis, design, creation, and evaluation of a variety of problem contexts.

You

The ideal candidate for this position will have worked in a multidisciplinary team environment, has experience in instructional design in higher education, has a passion for improving access to education, and has a desire to explore and research how technology and design practices can be used to transform education. This role will work within a fast-paced environment to develop instructional strategies for MOOCs, online degree programs, blended learning experiences, and other digital education environments that are aimed at unlocking new educational opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, Academic Innovation aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

Design and development

  • Collaborate with Learning Experience Designers, Design Managers, Media Specialists, and researchers to design and evaluate high-quality online and hybrid courses
  • Apply a range of design methods and learning theories to learner-centered course design
  • Oversee the development of learner personas for primary and secondary audiences, ensuring that diverse groups of learners are represented
  • Provide course teams and faculty partners with relevant and inspirational examples that can serve to spark ideas and creative solutions
  • Seek and propose technical or innovative solutions to pedagogical design challenges
  • Spotlight important design considerations, such as creating materials that are accessible to global learners and learners with disabilities
  • Create documentation and graphic organizers to guide faculty in creation and refinement of materials and assessments that will become part of the online experience
  • Storyboard activities/animations when additional coding or graphics are required
  • Review course design decisions to ensure that activities, and resources are appropriately aligned with learning goals and desired course outcomes
  • Consult on the assessment creation, including multiple-choice quizzes, rubrics, and peer-graded assignments
  • Provide feedback to course design teams on consistency and appropriateness of course content and presentation
  • Characterize the pedagogical design of a course and make research- and evidence-based recommendations for iteration and improvement

Applied Research

  • Interview/survey instructors and learners to understand needs
  • Analyze interview and survey data to inform course improvements and iterations
  • Develop methods and tools to assess the efficacy of our instructional designs
  • Present learning design innovations at leading educational conferences

Capacity Expansion

  • Contribute instructional design expertise by designing workshops for faculty and staff
  • Develop design templates, checklists, and guidelines
  • Contribute to the advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals through U-M collaborations and innovation

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, or information science
  • 5+ years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience)
  • Demonstrated vision and passion for creating learning experiences that place a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Deep understanding of learning theories, instructional design methods, and learner-centered design principles
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying a learner-centered approach to course design
  • Demonstrated expertise in assessing project outcomes and making recommendations for improvement and iteration
  • Experience working in curriculum design teams in higher education settings
  • Experience using online education platforms (e.g., Canvas, Coursera, and edX)
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctorate degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, or information science
  • Experience communicating to diverse audiences through a variety of modalities
  • Experience writing and presenting research proposals for academic and practitioner-focused conferences
  • Experience teaching in an online environment or in K-12 or higher education settings
  • Skills in visual communication and user experience design
  • Skills in developing web-based interactives
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The Center for Academic Innovation is seeking a qualified Media Designer to develop content in support of online educational experiences. This position is a creative one, working within a team environment to design and create video content. And it is also a position that requires a timely and efficient work style as the individual will be responsible for recording live events, such as synchronous office hours for online students, and guest speakers or other ad hoc events. This position will report to the Manager of Media Design & Production, and will work closely with other members of the Media Design Team as well as other individuals at Academic Innovation and with other University partners. In addition to developing media, this position will have a role in maintaining a professional studio environment that is efficient, welcoming, and can also be used as a self-serve studio, for individuals who have been trained on using the studio. Because of the focus on event-based recordings, this position may occasionally have responsibilities outside of normal business hours.

You

You enjoy working in diverse teams and are experienced in developing video content on teams, and independently. You are comfortable working in a higher education context. You are excited to partner with faculty to help them present their best instruction. You are curious and communicative, actively embrace challenges, demonstrate passion for digital education, and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast-paced team environment. You are open to learning new techniques, and sharing knowledge with your peers.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

Note: This is a three-year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities*

  • Collaborate with faculty and others on a course design team to strategize on incorporating multimedia and video components to support online and residential education initiatives
  • Contribute ideas and examples of media usage to inform course design choices
  • Provide expertise in the choice of video style
  • Contribute to process compliance, and process improvements
  • Contribute to quality control
  • Conceptualize, direct, create, and edit media of different styles including, but not limited to: lectures, screencasts, demonstrations, dramatizations, documentaries, tutorials, and webcasts.
  • Support faculty in offering “live office hours” via Zoom and other synchronous methods
  • Assist faculty using synchronous communication tools (like videoconferencing and chat) during “live office hours” by coordinating interactions with remote students
  • Stream selected live events such as on-campus seminars, guest speakers, and other events that would benefit online and residential learners
  • Write and edit scripts for video content as needed, either individually or as a member of a team
  • Produce media-rich course assets
  • Using appropriate techniques and effects, edit raw video, select and/or create music clips, design graphics and/or digital video effects in order to create a quality, creative, finished product
  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality content
  • Provide expertise in streaming, webcasting, video production and editing where needed to support projects
  • Research technology innovations and methods to advance team awareness and knowledge
  • Maintain/improve studio space for use by fellow team members, and for self-serve by faculty
  • Develop/maintain studio documentation
  • Provide coaching to on-camera presenters
  • Provide support for presenters during lecture recording sessions including suggestions on delivery related to accessibility and descriptive audio of images and graphs
  • Evaluate lecture slides for legibility, graphic design, and conformance to program expectations
  • Flag copyright and accessibility issues
  • Assist with additional video related work and responsibilities as needed.
  • Assist with additional team-wide efforts as needed.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Filmmaking, Motion Graphics, or relevant experience in digital media production, broadcasting, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles, practices, techniques, technology and standards of videography and audio production
  • Experience operating production equipment, post-production equipment, and non-linear editing software
  • Experience with HD video workflows, storage, retrieval and archiving
  • Experience shooting on location as well as in-studio video
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and logistical issues
  • Understanding of multiple delivery modes and formats for distributing video for diverse client needs
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within deadlines and competing priorities with strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity and comfort with Macintosh and Windows operating systems and software, and Google Suite tools
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree or higher and 3 years relevant experience in digital media production, broadcasting, or a closely related field
  • Significant experience editing with Final Cut Pro X
  • 3-5 years working with non-linear digital video editing systems
  • Expertise creating motion graphics and designing digital video effects in programs such as Motion and After Effects
  • Expertise in audio production and using software such as Logic and ProTools
  • Experience working with green screens and ChromaKey technology
  • Experience with graphic design software applications
  • Advanced photographic knowledge and experience
  • Experience with streaming video solutions
  • Working knowledge of graphic design principles with ability to conceptualize compelling visuals to support multimedia project
  • Knowledge of online and blended learning instructional design principles
  • Experience working in higher education, particularly in roles supporting faculty
  • Interest in data science and computing
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The Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan is hiring a creative, enterprising, and detail oriented individual to help define, build, and champion a holistic and inventive strategy for open online learning experiences embodied within Michigan Online, a digital destination featuring curricular innovations ranging from short form content to online degree programs.

This role is an opportunity to work with schools and colleges within the University of Michigan as well as external organizations to identify alignment between their strategic priorities and learning innovation, define the vision for growth and adoption of Michigan Online content and the development of associated learning communities, and work closely with experts in many domains to bring that vision into reality.

The Partnership Development Lead will report to the Associate Director of Design Management and collaborate with colleagues across the Center for Academic Innovation to identify and explore new opportunities and partnerships to enable our online learning strategy and engage learners on campus and around the world.

You

You are an active listener that can synthesize what you hear into a digestible framework. You are very comfortable facilitating discussions amongst diverse groups of all sizes and can stay positive even when encountering resistance. You are self- and socially-aware, self-managed, and thoughtful about cultivating relationships.  You have an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach to your work and a passion for higher education. You thrive in an environment where new opportunities and questions pop up in unexpected places and you get to work on a team trying to answer those questions as they take shape. You love learning and are intensely passionate about connecting learners at all life stages to engaging and effective educational experiences.  You likely have had consulting experience, perhaps in higher education, but just as likely in other sectors. You have experience identifying user needs, scoping complex problems, and designing and creating something new to help an organization realize its potential. You have deep intuition and a desire to help the great public research university achieve our vision for the future.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

  • Work with Academic Innovation leadership to refine a vision for the Academic Innovation’s online learning experience portfolio, as well as Michigan Online and related properties as a destination for top tier learning content and engagement opportunities
  • Collaborate with the Research & Development team to gather and develop insights from analytics, surveys, and focus group data to inform platform/product strategy and help develop impactful experiences for multiple audiences.
  • Define metrics and develop strategies for platform adoption, engagement, and growth
  • Work closely with colleagues to research, identify and build on opportunities for new audiences, partnerships, content areas, and learner communities
  • Increase engagement among U-M students, alumni, faculty and staff who might use Michigan Online as a source for lifelong learning, curriculum supplements, and professional development
  • Develops plans and timelines for pipeline development and maintains documentation to disseminate required information to relevant stakeholders at regular intervals
  • Identify, develop, and nurture relationships and partnerships with academic and non-academic units across the University, as well as external organizations to foster adoption and adaptation of existing Michigan Online content and surface unmet content needs and goals
  • Build a range of presentation tools to facilitate potential partners’ understanding of our offerings
  • Train colleagues in the art of exploratory conversations and coordinate and track such conversations across the team
  • Systematically solicit and prioritize user needs and potential new features to aid in the development of a product roadmap
  • Collaborate with the Software & User Experience teams to understand trade-offs, implications, and potential impacts of new features, and participate in the development of a roadmap for the Michigan Online site
  • Participates in conversations and communities on campus around digital learning and other topics related to carrying out the vision and mission of the Office of Academic Innovation
  • Work with Marketing, R&D, Course Operations, Design Management, Learning Experience Design, and Media teams to identify and tell stories about the evolution and impact of the portfolio and associated learning communities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of related experience (educational technology, instructional design, learning science, information science) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends in technology, innovation, and higher education. Familiarity with: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Management Systems (LMS) like edX, Coursera, Canvas, and other educational platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all levels within the University and ability to manage collaborative academic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude.
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent team and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment.
  • Skill in promoting diversity and inclusion and bringing an equity focus to our work.
  • Supervisory experience in the context of digital education, higher education, or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree and 2-5 years of related experience building successful programs, products, or initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, technology and standards of digital media production.
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The University of Michigan is seeking a qualified Program Manager to represent the Center for Academic Innovation in a program management role to ensure the successful design, development, launch, and operation of Online and Hybrid Degree Programs. A major strategic initiative within the Office of Academic Innovation, assisting academic units in the creation of online and hybrid degree programs represents both an enormous opportunity and challenge in advancing education at the University of Michigan.

Reporting to the Director of Online and Hybrid Programs, the Program Manager is responsible for managing a cross functional effort to advise academic units in launching and maintaining online degrees. The Program Manager collaborates with academic unit administrators, faculty, course teams, instructional designers, instructional technologists, IT staff, digital media specialists and external platform partners to assist in designing, developing and delivering Michigan’s online degree and hybrid programs.

You

You actively embrace challenges, thrive on solving tough problems, demonstrate passion about digital education and hybrid learning and how it impacts the future of higher education, and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. You see how online and hybrid learning experiences create potential for increased access to formal education for diverse learner populations, and are passionate about helping to design inclusive learning environments. You know what occurs behind the scenes to successfully launch an exceptional online learning experience, and thrive in the opportunity to lead groups of stakeholders through mobilization, development, and launch phases of a program. You are committed to exploring new possibilities, working within an entrepreneurial environment to develop, support, and launch new programs through collaboration with the world class faculty of the University of Michigan.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

  • Assist academic units in the development and launch of new online programs by serving as convener and liaison for communities and stakeholders that include teams of faculty, Center for Academic Innovation staff, administrators from academic units, and central administrative unit staff.
  • Develops plans and timelines for program development and maintains documentation to disseminate required information to relevant stakeholders at regular intervals.
  • Serves as liaison to external platform partners to disseminate program management updates as necessary.
  •  Advises administrative and student support staff in academic units on effective models and practices for supporting students in online and hybrid programs.
  • Coordinates with Center for Academic Innovation colleagues to create, disseminate and maintain resources, policies, and procedures for academic units to provide guidance and aid in the creation of online and hybrid degree programs.
  • Participates in conversations and communities on campus around digital learning, instructional design, project management and other topics related to carrying out the vision and mission of the Center for Academic Innovation.
  • Provides guidance and develops best practices and templates for developing capacity within academic units to design and deliver high-quality online and hybrid programs.
  • Develops guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of current models for online and hybrid program development, and creates recommendations to improve the process.
  • Works closely with marketing, enrollment, and admissions partners from academic units and with marketing teams from the Center for Academic Innovation to establish strategies and plans for setting and reaching enrollment and participation targets.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of related experience (educational technology, instructional design, learning science, information science) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all levels within the University and ability to manage collaborative academic partnerships.
  • Experience working with diverse institutional stakeholders to develop and carry out operational processes for launching online and hybrid programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty in a higher education setting to create and disseminate digital educational content.
  • Demonstrated experience translating organizational strategy into operations and implementation.
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory considerations related to the delivery of distance education.
  • Experience working with student support staff to design and develop services to support student persistence in online and hybrid programs.
  • Ability to analyze and align technology solutions with instructional needs, current educational and technological trends, and campus­-wide goals/priorities and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of trends in technology, innovation, and higher education. Familiarity with: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Management Systems (LMS) like edX, Coursera, Canvas, and other educational platforms.
  • Enthusiasm for technology-enhanced learning in the context of a public research university.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems in conjunction with stakeholders.
  •  Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree and 5 or more years of related experience (educational technology, instructional design, learning science, information science) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with curricular design teams to design innovative distance education offerings.
  • Pedagogical knowledge of online and hybrid teaching, including instructional design theory and blended delivery.
  • Knowledge of strategies for assessing learning and programs, building teams, guiding consultative programs, and evaluating environmental factors that impact teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance frameworks related to distance education courses.
  • Experience in a research focused university setting.
  • Formal project management experience.
  • Experience with web delivery tools and languages like HTML, CSS and digital media platforms.
  • Supervisory experience in the context of digital education, higher education, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, technology and standards of digital media production.
  • Best practices, use cases, and implementation of numerous instructional technologies.
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Reporting to the Software and DevOps Manager, this position will help the University of Michigan reimagine the potential of educational technology. Join our team and become a driver of innovation at the world’s great public research university. Academic Innovation is a startup environment leveraging modern technologies, languages and approaches. Work with complex data and cloud-based solutions. Be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that focuses on creativity and impact; automation and iteration.

The Center for Academic Innovation is transforming education on campus and around the world. The developer selected for this position will play a critical role in advancing and exploring the cutting-edge of software innovation at the University of Michigan. They will operate across a wide range of exciting new projects and technologies with a focus on leveraging dedicated development cycles to target the initialization, improvement and iteration needed to advance high-priority software innovations.

You

You are a self-driven technical expert who enjoys conceiving and implementing solutions to complex real-world problems. You think in terms of abstraction, modularity and reuse. You architect your projects to both address the situation in front of you and optimize for future flexibility. You know how to work backward to address a problem rather than accept a solution.

You are known for your forward-looking mindset, anticipating needs and opportunities before they emerge. You believe in iteration and think in terms of efficiency and sustainability, pursuing automation and reducing points of failure. You take pride in the work you deliver and are known for the quality of your releases. You set ambitious goals and realistic milestones.

You are valued as a team member and thought partner. You are comfortable presenting your ideas to your team and stakeholders. You are a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator who works well in team settings, knowing where to listen to the expertise of others and when to lead with your own.

You think from the user perspective and challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about impact and design solutions to identifiable challenges. You care about the usability, functionality and presentation of the applications you design. You have experience creating something new and helping projects realize their potential.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

  • Lead project level application development, by directing and reviewing the work of project developers and designers
  • Assist DevOps Engineers in determining and implementing deployment solutions
  • Direct QA resources to ensure fully tested and high-quality version releases
  • Maintain technical familiarity and expertise with the evolution of mainstream and emerging technologies
  • Advise on technical choices and direction for the Academic Innovation portfolio.
  • Collaborate closely with software developers, user experience designers, instructional designers, faculty, researchers, and students at the University of Michigan
  • Employ a pragmatic approach by understanding the tradeoffs between a perfect solution and a working solution
  • Work closely with the team to solve problems, transfer knowledge, and develop software architecture and designs

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • At least 3 years of professional software development experience
  • Experience working in a cross-functional product team
  • Experience developing and deploying applications at scale
  • Experience working with Python or Ruby and an associated web application framework (e.g.: Flask, Django, Rails)
  • Ability to take design specifications and create working, valid HTML5/CSS/JS
  • Experience working with relational database platforms (e.g.: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle)
  • Hold strong attention to detail and concern for information accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with JavaScript browser-side frameworks (e.g.: Vue, React, Angular)
  • Experience configuring and deploying applications using Amazon Web Services
  • Experience working with emerging NoSQL platforms (e.g.: MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis)
  • Experience collaborating with clients and end users to translate requests and problems into software solutions.
  • Experience working as a mentor and technical resource for interns or more junior colleagues
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Reporting to the Software and DevOps Manager, this position will help the University of Michigan reimagine the potential of educational technology. Join our team and become a driver of innovation at the world’s great public research university. Academic Innovation is a startup environment leveraging modern technologies, languages and approaches. Work with complex data and cloud-based solutions. Be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that focuses on creativity and impact; automation and iteration.

The Center for Academic Innovation is transforming education on campus and around the world. The developer selected for this position will play a critical role in advancing and exploring the cutting-edge of software innovation at the University of Michigan. They will operate across a wide range of exciting new projects and technologies with a focus on leveraging dedicated development cycles to target the initialization, improvement and iteration needed to advance high-priority software innovations.

You

You are a self-driven technical expert who enjoys conceiving and implementing solutions to complex real-world problems. You think in terms of abstraction, modularity and reuse. You architect your projects to both address the situation in front of you and optimize for future flexibility. You know how to work backward to address a problem rather than accept a solution.

You are known for your forward-looking mindset, anticipating needs and opportunities before they emerge. You believe in iteration and think in terms of efficiency and sustainability, pursuing automation and reducing points of failure. You take pride in the work you deliver and are known for the quality of your releases. You set ambitious goals and realistic milestones.

You are valued as a team member and thought partner. You are comfortable presenting your ideas to your team and stakeholders. You are a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator who works well in team settings, knowing where to listen to the expertise of others and when to lead with your own.

You think from the user perspective and challenge yourself and your collaborators to think about impact and design solutions to identifiable challenges. You care about usability, functionality and presentation of the applications you design. You have experience creating something new and helping projects realize their potential.

Us

The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, Academic Innovation aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Our preferred future includes:

  • An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
  • A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
  • A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
  • A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing

As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:

  • boldness and humility
  • creativity and process
  • risk taking and tradition
  • personalization and scale
  • openness

For more information, please visit our website: Academic Innovation.

Responsibilities*

  • Project level application development, including reviewing the work of project developers and designers
  • Coordinate with QA to ensure fully tested and high-quality version releases
  • Maintain technical familiarity and expertise with the evolution of mainstream and emerging technologies
  • Collaborate closely with software developers, user experience designers, instructional designers, faculty, researchers, and students, at the University of Michigan
  • Employ a pragmatic approach by understanding the tradeoffs between a perfect solution and a working solution
  • Work closely with the team to solve problems, transfer knowledge, and develop software architecture and designs

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of professional software development experience
  • Experience working in a cross-functional product team
  • Experience developing and deploying applications at scale
  • Experience working with Python or Ruby and an associated web application framework (e.g.: Flask, Django, Rails)
  • Ability to take design specifications and create working, valid HTML5/CSS/JS
  • Experience working with relational database platforms (e.g.: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle)
  • Hold strong attention to detail and concern for information accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with JavaScript browser-side frameworks (e.g.: Vue, React, Angular)
  • Experience configuring and deploying applications using Amazon Web Services
  • Experience working with emerging NoSQL platforms (e.g.: MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis)
  • Experience collaborating with clients and end users to translate requests and problems into software solutions.
  • Experience working as a mentor and technical resource for interns or more junior colleagues
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The Center for Academic Innovation is offering a behavioral science fellowship to UM graduate students. AI aims to transform the way we educate and engage both our residential students and communities beyond the University of Michigan. For more information about AI please visit ai.umich.edu.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a creative, responsible, reliable, tech-savvy student to help us build, test, and improve educational technology and online learning experiences developed at AI. The Behavioral Science Fellow will apply behavioral science principles and communication strategies to intervention design and writing content for students. The Fellow may also participate in user discovery or research. The Fellow will also help the behavioral science team identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Duties

  • Conduct user discovery and user testing interviews for new tools
  • Work with current project teams to develop user guides and other instructional materials for new users (both administrative and end users)
  • Write and edit articles (e.g., about teamwork, good study habits, college life, etc) that will appeal to college students
  • Manage content using the Michigan Tailoring System (an in-house software tool)

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate student at the University of Michigan
  • Strong writing skills — fluency in English, comfort with an iterative writing process
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly changing requirements and priorities
  • Ability to track and complete multiple tasks simultaneously, quickly, and on-time

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in social science, education, journalism, communication, or relevant field
  • Experience with behavioral theory through coursework or professional experience
  • Experience conducting user interviews or other qualitative interviews
  • A passion for expanding online learning tools or helping other students

Other details

  • Hours: 10 to 20 per week in the academic year

Contact: Send a cover letter and resume to our Student Program Coordinator, Marissa Reid (reidma@umich.edu).Please add “Behavioral Science Fellow” as a subject line.

The Center for Academic Innovation  is offering a fellowship opportunity for the 2019-2020 school year that is available to all University of Michigan  students. You can read more about CAI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu 

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a well-rounded, driven, and creative fellow with legal research and/or regulatory compliance experience and an interest in higher education and/or international law to help support compliance efforts involving online learning activities at the University of Michigan.

Duties:

This fellowship will provide opportunities for domestic and international regulatory compliance research with a strong emphasis on online and distance education, including fully online degree programs, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and experiential learning placements that would occur outside of Michigan.

Online education compliance is an evolving, highly complex area, involving federal and state agencies, institutional accreditors, professional licensing bodies, and interstate authorization reciprocity agreements. In the context of international distance education, export controls and foreign laws and regulations can be implicated as well, depending on the nature of the activities involved. In navigating this challenging regulatory landscape, the Compliance and Policy Research Fellow will have the unique opportunity to perform critical and cutting-edge research and analysis to support the University’s efforts to expand its distance education activities globally.

 

Primary responsibilities for the fellow include:

  • Working closely with the AI Compliance and Policy Lead to support a variety of distance education compliance research and consulting efforts for the benefit of CAI projects and those of academic units across the University
  • Performing domestic and international legal/compliance research using legal databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Nexis Uni
  • Surveying peer institution policies and procedures, whether obtained through public websites, or direct outreach through emails and phone calls, and compiling information in spreadsheets for easy reference
  • Producing memoranda and other deliverables detailing themes and findings and identifying risk areas based on research
  • Presenting research at high-level meetings with CAI directors and potentially with U-M’s Office of the General Counsel and representatives from various U-M schools and colleges, as appropriate

Educational Value

Gain experience working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. Develop legal and compliance research, writing, and presentation skills. Develop logical and critical thinking skills necessary for structuring and evaluating legal arguments. Supervisor will assist fellow in producing a suitable writing sample to include with future legal/compliance position applications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with legal, compliance, or policy research and familiarity with legal terminology
  • Ability to locate and synthesize U.S. and foreign legal authorities
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal regulatory systems
  • Experience with legal citation
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of professional legal or compliance experience or educational equivalent
  • 1-2 years of professional experience working in Higher Education or educational equivalent
  • Coursework in International Law, Education/Higher Education Law, and/or subjects with a strong emphasis on regulatory compliance

Hours:

10-15 hours per week Academic school year (flexible hours)

Opportunity for Summer hours (flexible hours and possibility of working remotely)

Start Date: 

September, 2019 (flexible)

End Date:

End of April, 2020 (flexible) with possibility of continuing employment

If you are interested, please contact Marissa Reid at reidma@umich.edu and provide a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

The Center for Academic Innovation is offering a fellowship opportunity for the 2019-2020 school year that is available to all University of Michigan  students. You can read more about CAI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu 

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a copyright fellow to work closely with the Copyright Specialist, Design Management team, Media Designers, Learning Experience Designers, Library Copyright Office, and faculty members to lead, perform, and document copyright clearance activities across CAI’s portfolio of projects, which include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online certificate programs, and residential courses. Ideal candidates demonstrate an interest in intellectual property issues and a passion for online education and how it impacts higher education. 

Duties

  • Review incoming materials for potential copyright issues
  • Liaise with content creation experts (e.g., faculty members, Media Designers, Design Managers) from across U-M in partnership with CAI to address areas of concern
  • Document copyright clearance decisions and accompanying rationale for existing initiatives as well as for initiatives currently in production
  • Help maintain CAI’s copyright clearance document archive/repository
  • Aid in the development and facilitation of copyright training for Academic Innovation team members

Educational Value

Gain knowledge of copyright law (especially related to the use of media in online education) and how it is applied at the leading edge of online learning, as well as experience working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment.

Required Qualifications  

  • A strong interest in copyright law
  • Intermediate-level, hands-on experience with Microsoft Office and Google G Suite, especially PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • Outstanding attention to detail and demonstrated ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of US copyright law or training on US copyright law, including fair use, the public domain, and limitations and exceptions for teaching
  • Experience with the use and application of Creative Commons licenses
  • An interest in online or higher education
  • Experience as a learner in online courses, including Massive Open Online Courses, offered on platforms such as Coursera.org and edX.org

Hours: 10-15 hours per week (flexible hours and possibility of working remotely for part of the time)

Start Date: October 2019 (flexible)

End Date:  End of April 2020 (flexible) with possibility of continuing employment

If you are interested, please contact Marissa Reid at reidma@umich.edu and provide a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

The Center for Academic Innovation is hiring a data science fellow. What is AI? AI is charged with creating a culture of innovation in learning. As a catalyst for academic innovation we aim to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world (Read more about AI).

Since its inception, over 40,000 students have interacted with an AI-supported tool in some way. Additionally, there have been nearly 7 million enrollments in our online learning experiences.  We’re looking for a rising senior or graduate student who is independent, detail-oriented, and reliable to help us analyze and draw inference from user behavior to complement our research capabilities and ultimately improve the learning experiences we produce. 

Responsibilities

  • Interpret and analyze data from various sources that will suggest conclusions and support decision-making within the AI portfolio.
  • Apply the best available techniques to the task of drawing inference from data to support AI research interests
  • Prepare and present reports and findings to collaborators and coworkers.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD in data science, education statistics, informatics, econometrics, or a related field.
  • Significant data analytics experience with an open-source programming language (R, Python, etc.).
  • Experience working with and cleaning large, dense datasets in CSV format.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, various statistical analysis techniques, such as analyses of variance, factor analyses, linear and hierarchical modeling, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently or as part of a rapidly changing, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and collaborative environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience creating data visualizations for a non-statistical audience.
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebook and the Python package pandas.

Hours 

10 to 15 hours per week

The Center for Academic Innovation  is offering a Fall 2019 internship opportunity that is available to University of Michigan undergraduates and graduate students. You can read more about AI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for well-rounded, driven and flexible interns to help us design and develop digital applications that enhance the residential education experience and facilitate engaged and personalized learning at the University of Michigan.

Duties:

The internship will involve playing an active role in the AI software development team. Software Development Interns will implement designs and create and test software across the development stack (from database to server-side code to front-end user interfaces).

General requirements for all our interns include:

  • Working well independently in a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Working well in an environment with rapidly changing requirements and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Specific requirements for the software development internship are as follows:

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in computer science, computer engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrable experience with one or more object oriented programming languages

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with
    • Python, Ruby or a similar programming language
    • Django / Flask, Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks
    • JavaScript (ES6 preferred) and related libraries and frameworks (e.g. Vue.js)
    • HTML5 + CSS, LESS or SASS
    • MySQL or similar relational database software
    • Git VCS

Hours:

10-15 hours per week during the semester, flexible schedules offered.

The Center for Academic Innovation  is offering a Fall 2019 (with the possibility of continuing through Winter 2020) fellowship opportunity that is available to junior and senior University of Michigan undergraduates and all graduate students. You can read more about AI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for well-rounded, driven and creative fellows to join the public engagement team and complete a series of research, benchmarking, evaluative, and creative projects in service of a campus-wide Presidential strategic area of focus at the University of Michigan.

Fellows who will be successful with the public engagement team are intellectually curious, creative problem solvers and active listeners that can synthesize complicated material into a digestible framework. Successful fellows are thoughtful and passionate about the ethics and dynamics of engagement, what makes an experience engaging for different communities, and creating connections between different publics and U-M scholars.

We are looking for fellows who thrive in an environment where new opportunities and questions pop up in unexpected places and who are excited to work on a team trying to answer those questions as they take shape. Successful fellows are also comfortable with experimentation and making data-driven decisions, take tremendous pride in their work, value different perspectives, equity, and inclusion, and have a strong service-orientation. Fellows will be happiest on the public engagement team if they love learning, value feedback, and participating in an iterative design and feedback-driven culture.

Duties:

The Public Engagement Fellow, reporting to the Public Engagement Lead, facilitates experimentation at the intersection of public engagement and innovation by pursuing different projects related to research, benchmarking, evaluation, and creative projects, including:

  • Pursue projects in collaboration with the Public Engagement Team and other teams at the Center for Academic Innovation
  • Perform online and literature-based research to benchmark and contextualize U-M public engagement and support efforts among American academic institutions
  • Collect and examine data for specific projects; use qualitative and/or quantitative  analyses to extract themes, synthesize data, and sensemake needs and opportunities in public engagement to serve the campus community
  • Searching and synthesizing scholarly literatures around different interest areas in public engagement and support work
  • Developing consistent working reports and assisting with writing to formally document and disseminate the outcomes of these analyses
  • Meet agreed-upon deadlines to deliver materials as appropriate

General requirements for all our fellowships include:

  • Working independently in a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Working well in an environment with rapidly changing requirements and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Educational Value

Gain experience working within a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced team environment. Develop presentation skills. Participate in research. Practice critical thinking, analytical, and synthesis skills. Contribute to campus-wide innovations in the way that the University engages different publics.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Degree or experience with working in an academic field of any discipline
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in some form of public engagement (possible examples include: working with a community on a project, interacting with visitors at a museum, working with youth in classrooms or extracurricular settings, giving public talks, etc.).
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated responsibility and the capacity to appropriately predict, manage workload, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to source, critically examine, and synthesize a large volume of information
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience with qualitative analysis techniques and associated supporting tools
  • Experience with digital tools to advance public communication or engagement (possible examples include: story mapping, digital archives, oral histories, video explainers, etc.)
  • Experience with facilitation, participatory design/action, improv, teaching, intergroup dialogue, or other forms of group interaction

Hours:

Up to 15 hours per week

Start Date: 

Early September

End Date:

Flexible, with most desired for fellow to continue into the Summer full-time

If you are interested, please contact Marissa Reid at reidma@umich.edu  and provide a copy of your resume and any other materials you would like us to consider.

POSITION FILLED

The Center for Academic Innovation  is offering a Fall 2019 fellowship opportunity in User Experience Design (UX), available to University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students. You can read more about AI and its guiding principles by visiting ai.umich.edu.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a well-rounded, innovative, responsible, driven, flexible student to help us design and develop digital applications that enhance the residential education experience and facilitate engaged, personalized learning at the University of Michigan.

Duties

The UX fellowship will involve improving the usability of existing AI tools and designing the experience of new products. Fellows in this role will have the opportunity to conduct user research and assist with UI design, rapid prototyping, and web-based tool development.

General requirements for the fellow include:

  • Working well independently and as part of a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Working well in an environment with rapidly changing requirements and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job Function

User Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in Human Computer Interaction, UX, computer science, or related fields
  • Strong portfolio with high quality ideation and design
  • Excellent visual design skills
  • Experience with HTML and CSS

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with:

  • University research projects
  • Designing and conducting usability tests
  • Wireframing and prototyping software (Sketch, Axure, Balsamiq, Adobe CS, Invision)
  • JavaScript and frameworks such as JQuery and VueJS

Hours:

10-15 hours per week (flexible hours)

Start Date:

September 2019

End Date:

December 2019 with possibility of continuing into the Winter

Working in the Center for Academic Innovation means you’re a part of a diverse team with many values to guide our continued growth and success.

We value boldness and humility.

Boldness generates new solutions to emerging and age-old problems. Humility ensures we respect and learn from previous efforts and listen to all stakeholders when designing solutions.

We value creativity and process.

Although some may see creativity as anathema to process, we recognize that disciplined processes allow and are necessary for creativity. Effective design management supports a culture of creativity and innovation in learning.

We value risk taking and tradition.

Universities are at their best when they balance the creation of new ideas, technologies, and forms of expression with the protection of cultural heritage and knowledge. In designing elegant solutions to problems in higher education, we see value in taking thoughtful risks in order to question the present and position for the future while honoring our past.

We value personalization and scale.

One-on-one models of education are highly effective, but have, historically, not been scaleable. We aim to create effective tools, pedagogies, and learning experiences that meet the diverse needs of each learner regardless of the scale of the effort

We value openness.

As part of a public research university, we prioritize serving our local, state, and global communities rather than our own interests. When given the choice, our work products will be fully available for other organizations and individuals to learn from, reuse, and remix.

Working for the University of Michigan also means a competitive benefits package including a variety of health and wellness programs.

Why Should You Live Here?

“Ann Arbor is many things, including a bustling university town, culinary hotspot, and a tech hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture…Ann Arbor lies at the center of a greater collection of communities in Washtenaw County. With so many thriving communities nearby, Ann Arbor has become a cultural melting pot and urban oasis.”

– Annarbor.org

At the Center for Academic Innovation, we believe your growth makes our team stronger and our mission achievable. That is why we provide dedicated time for professional development, opportunities to work across domains, and funding to deepen your knowledge and expand your skills.

The University of Michigan recognizes that people are our most important resource for sustaining excellent teaching, research and service. To enhance the ability of staff members to contribute to their departments and to provide career satisfaction for productive employees, the University is committed to supporting ongoing staff development for any staff member. Staff development is defined as growth in an individual’s knowledge, skill, and personal effectiveness.

A University goal is for all staff members to make the maximum contribution to their departments, while having opportunities to develop their talents, to acquire and use new skills, and thus to achieve greater career effectiveness and satisfaction. Career development opportunities include mentoring as well as informal and formal training.

For more information visit: https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m