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Please note: This is a 5 year term-limited position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.
The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) at the University of Michigan is seeking an Associate Director for Media Technology & Innovation to provide leadership regarding media innovation. Reporting to the Director for Learning Experience Design and Media Design, this new role will lead the support for the Lab facility at the Center for Academic Innovation, manage critical relationships with centralized units such as U-M Information Technology Services, and will consult with academic units across the University of Michigan as those units build their digital media capacities and strategies. This leadership role will supervise our media technology and media design teams. In addition, this role will work closely with CAI’s software development and user experience design team, design managers, extended reality (XR) team, and other relevant stakeholders on campus to provide an exceptional approach to media innovation, video management, and production through consultation, sharing expertise, experimentation, and strategic innovation. We are looking for a talented leader with exceptional technical and people skills.
About Us The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, tools for learning, and educational data and research, the center aims to shape the future of learning and redefine the role of the public research university by extending academic excellence, expanding public purpose, and ending educational privilege.
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
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning and working in environments designed for equity and inclusivity are necessary for the U-M community to make progress on solving the problems that matter most to society. In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DEI, the Center for Academic Innovation uses inclusive design processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 187722
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.