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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.

In your cover letter, please list the courses (below) that you are most interested in supporting and your ranking of them (where 1 is most interested/knowledgeable).

Job Summary

The mission of the School of Information is to create and share knowledge to help people use information -- with technology -- to build a better world. A successful candidate will be committed to, and will directly contribute to our goal of being the best research and teaching institution for the understanding and design of information and its technologies in service of people and society.

The School is home to vibrant research and teaching programs, with 50 FTE professors, and over 800 students. We offer four degrees: a Ph.D.; a Master of Science in Information; a Master of Health Informatics; and a Bachelor of Science in Information.  In the fall of 2019 one of the courses - Web Design, Development, and Accessibility – will be revamped to support a larger class size . This position will report to the Dr. Colleen van Lent and assist in the revision and generation of course assignments as well as course content updates via Canvas. 

Positions will be for up to 8 weeks at approximately 10-15 hours per week.  The pay rate will be paid at $18/hour.


  • Creating assignment worked solutions in a testable format for autograding
  • Creating drafts of assignments in Canvas notebooks
  • Creating drafts of course content all under the supervision of the courses developer
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assist in developing and testing assignments and exams, filling in examples, drafting and editing tutorials, building programming notebooks and autograding scripts, writing lecture scripts for faculty, finding related tools, scripts, etc.
  • Ensure accessibility and consistency of format and content of learning materials for the course in collaboration with other Curriculum Content Specialists
  • Draft and edit internal documentation of curriculum design, plans, decisions
  • Monitor the curriculum development process, and keep the content development team apprised of any deviations to the schedule
  • Work closely with the faculty teaching the course
  • Potentially engage in voice over or on-camera explanations of content as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong knowledge of Web Design principles (HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • An attention to detail
  • Other qualifications as needed by the class (see above)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of the proper accessibility protocols
  • Experience with nightwatch.js or other browser-testing scripts
  • Experience with the instructor-facing side of the Canvas platform

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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