To be considered, a cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:
Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and
Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
These positions will be filled at the Senior level salary range of $57,692 - $75,000 as the primary goal. The requirements listed below reflect the Senior level expectation. Applicants with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the primary goal is not met. Lesser-experienced candidates will be reviewed at an Intermediate level salary range of $47,476 - $59,000.
Information and Technology Services (ITS) is looking for two (2) Instructional Learning Specialists Senior to join the Teaching and Learning Department.
This role will bring expertise in instructional design, and familiarity with a range of academic technologies, to the creation and iteration of online, hybrid, and residential learning experiences. This position will work closely with faculty and staff colleagues in academic and administrative units across the institution to enable innovative teaching and learning design and implementation. This position reports to the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning.
WHO WE ARE
ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and enabling university wide innovations by:
Elevating the customer experience by providing proactive, laser focused customer service
Providing appropriate IT security and privacy in an open university society, while enabling innovation
Supporting data-informed decision making
Delivering intuitive research computing solutions
Building a world-class, transformational network and reliable administrative systems
In addition, we value those that proactively solve challenges, work with a sense of urgency, and seek a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
ITS’s mission is to be trusted enablers of technology for the U-M community. ITS works together to provide cohesive digital experiences and seamless support to the U-M community. To learn more, visit: https://its.umich.edu.
WHO YOU ARE
You are energized by working with a collaborative team and industry peers to support the university mission through innovative and appropriate use of technology. You seek understanding and to tackle projects and problems with your customers’ needs in mind. You anticipate problems and work proactively to preempt challenges and concerns, delivering increasingly relevant customer experiences over time. You value a culture that is rooted in mutual respect, where you can learn from different perspectives, roles, and identities.
You have at least three (3) years of deep understanding of learning theories, demonstrated experience in assessing project outcomes and creating learning experiences that place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
Design and Development
Collaborate with faculty on their goals and desired course outcomes
Collaborate with instructional designers, graphic designers, media specialists, and researchers to design and evaluate high-quality online, hybrid, and residential courses
Review course design decisions to ensure that lectures, activities, and resources are appropriately aligned with learning goals and desired course outcomes
Seek and propose technical or innovative solutions to pedagogical design challenges
Provide course teams and faculty partners with relevant and inspirational examples that can serve to spark ideas and creative solutions
Ensure that materials created are accessible to learners with disabilities
Ensure materials created are available to global learners
Work collaboratively with U-M copyright and accessibility experts, design teams, faculty, and contractors to ensure that the digital content developed for online courses complies with relevant policies and laws
Create documentation and graphic organizers to guide faculty in creation and refinement of materials and assessments that will become part of the learning experience
Characterize the pedagogical design of a course and make research- and evidence-based recommendations for iteration and improvement
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
Contribute instructional design expertise by designing workshops for faculty and staff
Develop templates, checklists, and guidelines to support the work of others in this domain
Contribute to growth and development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through U-M collaborations and innovation
Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, information science, or a related field and three (3) years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience)
Deep understanding of learning theories, instructional design methods, and learner-centered principles
Demonstrated experience, vision, and passion for creating learning experiences that place a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
Demonstrated expertise in assessing project outcomes and making recommendations for improvement and iteration
Experience using online education platforms (e.g., Canvas, Coursera, and EdX) for personal or professional purposes
Demonstrated effective creative problem solving and flexibility when collaborating with customers, team members support teams, external vendors, and technical organizations to understand, advocate for, evaluate, and support enhancements, resulting in plans and services that leverage the capabilities of existing technology and meet customer and organizational expectations
Demonstrated effective verbal communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively through all levels of management and matrix organizations
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers in a manner that consistently meets the organization’s expectations for exemplary customer service
Excellent organizational, analytical and independent problem-solving skills
Ability to influence others in the building and maintaining consensual approach with a wide array of diverse business interests
First-hand experience in at least five (5) of the following specialized areas of instructional design: personalized learning, adaptive learning, social and peer-to-peer learning, augmented reality, competency-based learning, skill training development, UX design, inclusive design, blended learning, gamification, and authentic assessment
Familiarity with learning data collection, management and analysis, and data science principles as they are applied to learning analytics
At least three (3) years of experience teaching in K-12 or higher education, or online settings
Experience writing and presenting research proposals for academic and practitioner-focused conferences
Advanced degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, information science, or a related field
Information and Technology Services is excited to be filling 40-plus positions this fall to support the missions of the university through the innovative and appropriate use of technology. We have been strategic in our hiring over the last two years in order to fund and invest in our future with these key positions. As a valued team member, you will help create and run the technology that powers the University of Michigan – supporting the students, faculty, and staff who are helping to improve the world!
Physical Demands / Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, average mobility to move around an office environment; able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer; travel to various locations on and off campus. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Michigan Information and Technology Services seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan Benefits Office is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support faculty, staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, three dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, three early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness
The University of Michigan is ranked the No. 3 public university in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s annual report of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities.
The University of Michigan is ranked No. 6 on Kiplinger’s list of Best Values in Public Colleges, again making U-M one of the nation’s best values in higher education for in-state students. The ranking highlights colleges and universities that combine outstanding education with economic value.
For the third straight year, the University of Michigan maintained its position as the 15th top university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2019-20 and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving down one spot from last year in the ranking released Tuesday, 06/18/2019.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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.