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Senior Instructional Learning Technologist

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


CAEN, the University of Michigan's Engineering IT Department, is searching for someone to support our Instructional Learning. We are a diverse, inclusive team dedicated to harnessing technology to enhance the experience for all faculty, staff, and students at the College.

If you're passionate about elevating instructional experiences and believe that technology can make a significant impact, we invite you to apply for our Instructional Learning position. Your role would be pivotal in merging the necessities of the classroom with emerging technologies, thereby sustaining our Enhancing Education using Technology (EET) initiatives. This highly collaborative role will have you engage with various individuals across the University, striving to meet the technological needs of the faculty.

Our teamwork involves individuals from different backgrounds, with varying degrees of technical proficiency. Your contribution is essential in establishing a productive, supportive, and inclusive environment where everyone can effect change. Engaging with us means gaining knowledge about project management, business analysis, and technology, all while making a significant, positive impact on the college.

At CAEN, we consider professional growth critical. We ensure every team member has a dedicated annual professional development budget and access to CAEN's organizational professional development funds.

We're flexible too! This position can be tailored into a hybrid role with 2-3 days of remote work per week, according to your preference and job requirements.

About You

We're seeking someone passionate about enhancing instruction by introducing innovative technology tools. Your role will provide numerous opportunities for collaboration with campus and Engineering partners. You'll be instrumental in designing innovative events and initiatives while getting hands-on experience with the technology and teaching others how to use it. Let's transform the future of education together at the University of Michigan.

Who We Are

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who aim to build a people-first future. As part of the nation's number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission, and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we aim to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close important gaps, and promote all people. Information about our vision, mission, and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture, and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering:

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and Parental Leave


You would :

  • Use your technology expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the why behind strategic technology use in course development. This includes innovative technology such as Generative AI.
  • Conduct workshops, training sessions, and other professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, focusing on how technology assists instruction.
  • Identify and collaborate with University and College partners on larger events and partnerships.
  • Oversee all aspects of E3 Grants and other EET initiatives, including communications, feedback, financials, reviews, and website updates.
  • Support the community of practice by creating resources, updating with teaching best practices, and advocating faculty engagement.

Required Qualifications*

  • 6+ years of combined education and experience in this field.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience using technology in an educational context, including leading and planning workshops, providing documentation and instructions, and working directly with instructors.
  • Proven ability to lead, maintain confidentiality, work effectively under time constraints, provide excellent customer service, troubleshoot issues, remain organized, and work autonomously.
  • Proficient presentation skills applicable to both small and large audiences.
  • A curiosity and enthusiasm for working in a tech-driven higher education environment. Demonstrated experience trying new things in technology, including generative AI.
  • Experience working with instructional software such as Piazza, Gradescope, Gradecraft, or iClicker.
  • Proven ability to comprehend technical information and communicate it to others using clear, concise, and user-friendly language.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of using technology tools in an accessible manner.
  • Experience working with faculty and staff in a higher education context.
  • Experience managing programs or projects.
  • Experience with online/hybrid course delivery.

Work Locations

The Michigan Engineering CAEN operates in a hybrid work environment consisting of both in-person and remote work. You will be classified as a FLEX position within the Michigan Engineering STARR classification matrix which means working on campus 2-3 days per week and working remotely the other days of the week. You can find more information here:

Additional Information

A higher salary may be considered for an extraordinarily qualified candidate

Background Screening

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.

Application Deadline

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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