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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.

Job Summary

Since 1841, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) has been the heart of The Michigan Difference, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and creating new knowledge through world-class research and scholarship.

We offer more than 100 degree programs in over 75 academic departments and programs. Every LSA program is among the best in the U.S. with more than 40 programs in the top 10 and 5 programs are the best in their fields. Our alumni network is over 200,000 living LSA graduates and 90% of our seniors go on to enter the workforce or attend graduate school. Learn more about LSA at

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) seeks a self-motivated, collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader for the position of LSA Chief Information Officer (CIO). This position provides leadership of information technology development, integration, deployment, and operation in support of LSA's current and emerging needs. This position also represents LSA through active participation in campus-wide IT governance and planning. The LSA CIO will provide overall leadership and management for information technology and services across the college.

The LSA CIO will lead a team an organization of 170+ regular staff. The emerging organization encompasses the areas of desktop support, research, classroom computing, help desk, advocacy, security, web services, information services and infrastructure support services for LSA's over 60 diverse academic and administrative departments.

The LSA CIO reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration.


Strategic Planning:
The LSA CIO will develop enterprise information technologies, applications, and services necessary to meet the highest level of user expectations through a blend of technical expertise, administrative experience and strong communication and leadership skills.

Participate in college and university strategic planning, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of information technology as related to LSA's competitive position as an international leader in knowledge discovery and dissemination. Develop LSA strategic information technology plan in alignment with UM IT strategic planning efforts.

Change Management:
Lead complex change initiatives, including stakeholder engagement activities and associated communication strategies, to successful completion. Identify changes and trends in information technology and involve key stakeholders in interpreting the implications, maintaining LSA IT on the forefront of serving the diverse needs of LSA constituents.

Work to build an IT organization that is inclusive, supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and is a proponent of LSA’s Guiding Principles.

Develop an organization that is dedicated to continuous improvement and exemplary customer service as well as supporting an environment of calculated risk taking.

Develop and foster effective collaborations between academic departments, organizational units, department chairs and directors, faculty, and administrators to ensure an integrated approach to providing information technology services in support of fulfilling the mission of the college.

Leverage college-wide advisory committees and other constituent groups to accelerate collaboration in addressing information technology needs across LSA. Manage the supply and demand for potential services. Oversee the life cycle of services offered by LSA IT. Leverage other campus service providers wherever applicable.

Be an advocate for IT in relation to resources, both people and tools, and seek alignment with college leadership.

Partner with the UM Vice President for Information Technology and other campus IT leadership to actively strengthen community and cohesion of University of Michigan IT providers in information technology planning and delivery across the university.

Management and staff development:
Direct a highly skilled and diverse team of IT professionals by recruiting, coaching and counseling managers for success.

Develop and maintain an IT workforce with the appropriate mix of business knowledge, technical skills and competencies that balance the needs between growing the agility required to achieve digital business objectives and ensuring the core IT functions are reliable, stable and efficient

Required Qualifications*

Seasoned Senior/Executive IT leader in information systems with a history of leadership success in a complex organization. Experience in higher education is strongly desired.

Significant experience in strategic planning (preferably IT-related)

Demonstrated record of managing sizeable budgets and people in a dynamic and complex environment

Strong ability to build relationships with stakeholders who represent varied and sometimes competing interests

Confident, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable maintaining high visibility and working effectively with a broad constituency

Proven capability to attract, build and manage a high performing team

Ability to successfully lead a complex change in an organization

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA. 

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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