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Course Description

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions and meta-questions, and methodologies of the Natural Sciences. The course examines current issues in Biology, looking at their scientific bases and how they are represented in the media; the course uses a variety of formats and strategies.  This course is a discussion section of a larger lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with her and other GSIs in the course, and instructors and GSIs from other Honors Core Courses.


The LSA Honors Program invites applications to teach Honors Core 232/Biology 232: Biology and Society, beginning September 1, 2017.  Position is pending enrollment demand.

Effort for each section is 25%; GSIs are expected to teach two sections for a 50% appointment.  

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidacy in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department; experience teaching introductory natural science courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Questions may be sent to Donna Wessel Walker, Associate Director, LSA Honors Program,

Decision Making Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Selection Process

The deadline for application is May 31, 2017, but all positions may be filled by then.

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.

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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.