Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Digital Media Commons (DMC). The Director is responsible for leading an innovative sandbox focused on discovery, learning, invention, innovation, demonstration, and deployment. Through studying and experimenting with new paradigms for teaching, learning, and research, the Director and the DMC staff offer campus leadership in identifying media and educational technologies that are likely candidates to move from experimentation to enterprise services. The outcomes include resources and services enabling faculty and student to know, to do, to become, to create, and to spin-off.

The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest university library systems in the United States, holding more than 8.5 million print volumes. Each year the University Library, with locations across the Ann Arbor campus, adds the equivalent of 2 miles of new material to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of any academic library in the world. Our library, a natural and collaborative hub for scholarship, is a platform for innovative teaching and connected, creative learning. Woven throughout our services, partnerships, spaces, and programs is a common commitment to discovery. Our librarians, technologists, and subject experts are important campus partners enabling existing approaches to learning and discovery as well as incubating new ones. Our ability to move ideas - from concept to prototype to production to launch - is a hallmark of our success; the DMC is integral to our accomplishment.

The DMC is a set of state-of-the-art multimedia programs, services, and spaces dedicated to continuously transforming and innovating learning and knowledge environments. Services include labs and studios equipped with the latest systems, software and infrastructure for exploring technology-enabled connected learning spaces, 3D virtual data visualization, and advanced creative tools for audio and video production. We enable the exploration and integration of time based media with teaching, learning, research, collaboration and creative expression. We seek a director who is a collaborative leader, with vision and character inspiring continued excellence for our learning ecosystems; a professional able to incubate ideas, balancing technological innovation with learning, teaching, and research needs. It is critical to be able to guide strategic innovation with intent to leverage new discoveries for campus.

The Library is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a member of the Library's Learning and Teaching team, the Director reports to Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching (L&T).


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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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