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Course Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan is looking to hire Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) at a 50% appointment for CHEM 211 and 216 for the Spring half-term.

CHEM 211: Investigations in Chemistry is a 6 hour lab section, meeting for 3 hours twice a week. Selected candidates will teach one section each.

CHEM 216: Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds is an 8-hour lab section, meeting for 4 hours twice a week. Selected candidates will teach one section each.


Duties include leading discussion and/or lab sections. Other duties include grading assignments, quizzes and final exams. Depending on the type of course a GSI is assigned to teach they may also be required to hold office hours. Duties vary depending on the type of course (i.e. lab versus discussion).

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry; GSI training in the UM-Chemistry Department; English proficiency, based on ELI-OET, where applicable.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Contact Information

For information beyond what is included here, please contact:

Heather Hanosh
1500 Chemistry Building

Decision Making Process

Priority will be given to applicants in this order: Chemistry graduate students, non-Chemistry graduate students working in Chemistry laboratories, graduate students working in program affiliated with Chemistry, all other qualified graduate students.

Selection Process

Complete applications received by the due date will be reviewed by Dr. John Wolfe, Associate Chair of Curriculum.

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. Upon request, any applicant denied employment will receive, within fourteen (14) calendar days, a written explanation of the reasons for denial of employment, and/or an in-person interview with the hiring agent(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time. 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.