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The Office of Academic Innovation (AI) 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 AI 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.
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.
The Office of 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:
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.