January 12, 2011
To make it easier for you to locate and consider IT job opportunities specifically created or redesigned to support NextGen initiatives such as IT rationalization and research computing, the Office of the CIO launched a new web page on the NextGen Michigan site. All positions that are directly related to NextGen initiatives, irrespective of the hiring department, will be listed at nextgen.umich.edu/jobs in addition to umjobs.org. The site has been updated recently with several new postings.
Strengthening U-M's leadership position is critically dependent on providing its students, faculty, researchers, clinicians, and staff with the best possible information technology environment and resources. Consequently, recruiting and retaining IT staff with superior talent and skills is essential to the ultimate success of NextGen Michigan.
These positions provide outstanding professional development opportunities for highly skilled information technology professionals to work at the forefront of advancing the U-M IT environment. We know that U-M has many terrific IT staff all across campus. We encourage you to consider these postings for yourself when your qualifications and abilities match those of posted positions and to recommend them to your colleagues when appropriate.
Applications must be submitted through umjobs to be considered. Other IT positions available at U-M will continue to be posted only on the U-M jobs site.
Karen Sloan, director of human resources for ITS, has assumed additional responsibilities as the campus IT workforce coordinator. In this capacity, she will work with UHR to ensure a consistent approach to classification and career development for NextGen-related positions.
NextGen Michigan is U-M's multi-year strategy to develop information technology (IT) as a strategic asset that helps accelerate innovation in research, learning, and teaching. It is also a critical element of the larger university-wide effort to increase the efficiency of campus administrative areas — human resources, procurement, and finance as well as IT — as outlined earlier this academic year by President Coleman and Provost Hanlon. Improving efficiencies, however, is only a means to our ultimate goal — sustaining and enhancing U-M's academic leadership position as one of the great research universities.
Exciting times lie ahead for the IT community at Michigan. We know that our future success is based on the commitment, dedication, and talents of our staff.