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How to Apply

To apply, applicants should submit a copy of their CV with their cover letter. The

cover letter should be addressed to HSSP GSI Search Committee and must include:

- Name

- University Affiliation/Graduate Program

- Year in graduate studies

- Description of any previous teaching experience and research interests

- 1-2 paragraphs on your teaching philosophy

- Prior teaching evaluations, if available

- 2 professional references (name, phone number, and email address) 

Course Description

The Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP) typically seeks 2 graduate student instructors (.50 appointments) each fall and winter semester to lead discussion sections for the HSSP Core Course, ALA 105, Perspectives on Health and Health Care, and ALA 109, Perspectives on Health and Health Care, II.

ALA 105-109 is required of all HSSP student participants.

ALA 105-109 is taught by the HSSP faculty member, and draws upon faculty from throughout the University as guest lecturers. This course provides a broad examination of the cultural, political, personal, and socioeconomic dimensions of health, health care, and the health sciences. ALA 105-109 uses a topical format to explore the interfaces of these dimensions in various health science fields. This content will provide a foundation for professional involvement in health care and science by exposing students to the complexity of health and the spectrum of health professions.


1. Participation in pre-course GSI training and course planning with the HSSP faculty.  This will include the CRLT GSI training for new GSIs.

2. Attend all ALA 105-109 lectures

3. Attend 4-5 evening Professional Autobiography sessions per semester

4. Plan and facilitate discussion sections

5. Grade assignments in a timely fashion

6. Meet weekly with the HSSP faculty

7. Hold office hours in Couzens Hall

8. Work individually with students as needed

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a University of Michigan graduate program, in good academic standing, and actively progressing toward an advanced degree in a health-related field or topic.

Desired Qualifications*

Interest in and/or experience with university living-learning programs. University-level teaching experience strongly preferred.

Contact Information

Kristin Schroeder

Health Sciences Scholars Program

1300 East Ann St., Suite 1300

Couzens Hall

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2016

Decision Making Process

An applicant may request the status of their application from Health Sciences Scholars Program at any time after the submission of their application. HSSP will make reasonable efforts to extend offers to successful applicants by April 28, 2017. Offers will typically be extended at least twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the start of employment.

Selection Process

Candidates from all health-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Previous teaching experience or close work with students is strongly preferred. Successful applicants should possess the ability to engage students in thoughtful classroom interaction, to work well with students from diverse backgrounds, and should feel comfortable assisting students in developing their critical thinking and analytical skills. Applicants should also possess a strong desire to work with first-year undergraduates and an interest in learning about the developmental issues involved in working with undergraduates. Candidates must be available Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, Thursdays from 3-7pm, Fridays from 12-1pm and 2 hours per week of office hours held in the residence hall. Candidates must also be available for weekly meetings with the HSSP faculty for curriculum planning. New GSIs will be expected to attend GSI Orientation. 

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Information for the Office of Institutional Equity may be found at and for the University Ombuds at

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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