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To be considered for this position a cover letter must be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter must address your specific interest in the position and outline the skills and experience directly relating to this position's responsibilities and qualifications.


Please also email a portfolio as a single compressed PDF file to Anne Rhoades ( that demonstrates your range and versatility in design, that includes:

  • Three (3) original designs of brand assets (visual brand identity, style guide and/or presentation templates)

  • Three (3) original designs of digital assets (email newsletter, web pages and/or social media graphics)

  • Three (3) original designs of print assets (brochures, posters, flyers and/or direct mail postcards or full-length maagazine)

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  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). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment—can be found at:

Who We Are

Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

People Powering Innovation

We have been contributing to the science and technology of electrical and computer engineering since 1895. Our longstanding tradition of excellence in education and research is complemented by constant innovation and a vision for a better tomorrow.

Our faculty are leading the way in areas such as low-power computing, integrated analog and digital electronics, embedded systems, communications, energy and power systems, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, applied and computational electromagnetics, radar remote sensing, solar cells and photovoltaics, quantum computing, ultrafast lasers, optoelectronics, plasma science and engineering, terahertz science and technology, MEMS, big data, cyber-physical systems, wireless sensor networks, computer vision, and robotics.



Michigan ECE Staff creates a welcoming environment that fosters world class collaboration, empowers bold ideas and pursuit of success to enable all to overcome challenges in their quest to be the best.


ECE will strive for excellence and provide our best service to all by embodying the following values:

Motivation and Innovation

We will be empowered to proactively provide excellent service to all and remain open to creativity in solutions.

Comprehension and Communication

We will clearly understand our work and its purpose, and continue to learn and share our expertise in order to foster organized and transparent practices.

Teamwork and Positivity

We will bring positivity when working collaboratively, while embracing diversity and inclusion, and respecting others’ opinions and ideas.

Leadership and Integrity

We will be positive role models by being respectful, responsive, and accountable.

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, including vacation time, sick time, holiday and season days

  • Retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting

  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Long-term disability coverage

  • Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care expenses


As the ECE Graphic Designer, you will be an integral member of the central staff in Electrical and Computer Engineering. You will be responsible for producing designs for our various print, web, email, and social channels, while ensuring that deliverables meet high levels of design professionalism, grammatical correctness and U-M brand consistency. 

Our team produces stories, videos, and photography, as well as event collateral, direct mail appeals, and campaign marketing materials. Our work celebrates the faculty, students, alumni, and staff who are passionately working to help solve the world's most complex problems.

Required Qualifications*

  • A bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, communication design, media design, or related fields, with two years of experience or suitable portfolio.

  • High level of general computer and software proficiency, with experience in design and layout software, especially Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)

  • Excellent print and digital design skills as demonstrated by a portfolio of work that is original, creative, and innovative

  • Familiarity with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, etc.

  • Excellent creative-thinking skills; adaptability to new technology or communications avenues

  • Ability to set and manage priorities (for self and for projects), handle multiple assignments and deadlines from a variety of individuals, and operate in a flexible, professional manner

  • Careful attention to detail

  • Ability to create multiple design options, and work collaboratively with others on a final product

  • Strong communication skills through a variety of mediums, including strong copy-editing skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with a strong, prominent brand.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of constituents and possess outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of higher education, science and technology

  • 3D design

  • Photography

  • Videography, and knowledge of After Effects, Final Cut Pro or similar video editing programs

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.