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A resume is recommended for consideration for this position.

Course Description

Available GSI appointments are based on enrollment numbers. ISD may have opportunities for the following courses:
  • AUTO 501 Integrated Vehicle Systems Design
  • ISD 520 Intro to Systems Engineering
  • MFG 599/ME452 Advanced Design for Manufacturability



ISD GSI positions are typically 25%-50% effort, with an anticipated workload of approximately 10-20 hours per week (averaged over the entire term). For Fall and Winter terms, compensation typically includes a full tuition waiver, health and dental benefits, plus a monthly stipend.

As a GSI, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Satisfactorily meet the work expectations set forth by the course instructor that you and the instructor agree upon
  • Attend course lectures, if required by your instructor, so that you can adequately respond to and answer student questions regarding the course
  • Schedule your own courses to not conflict with your GSI assignment
  • Be sensitive to student problems and attempt to resolve them to the best of your ability
  • Hold and be present for regular office hours and review sessions
  • Grade and return student homework assignments and exams on time and according to established deadlines

Required Qualifications*

Your employment as a GSI is contingent on meeting the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate student in good academic standing
  • Continue to make satisfactory progress toward your degree
  • Have experience and knowledge in the subject matter of the course you wish to apply
  • Enrolled for six (6) or more credit hours during your term of employment (Fall and Winter terms only)
  • Attend all required training classes at the beginning of your appointment term that are held by Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), the College of Engineering, and the ISD Department
  • For international students for whom English is not their native language, pass both a written and oral exam given by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Relevant field experience related to course preference

Additional Information

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—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: .

Contact Information

Questions can be emailed to

Decision Making Process

Priority consideration for the GSI positions in the Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) Division within the College of Engineering, are given to applicants enrolled in the graduate program within ISD who have funding commitments and who also are in good standing within the program. Second consideration is given to ISD students without funding commitments and who are in good standing in the program.

Selection Process

All GSI assignments must be approved by the ISD Associate Chair.  First priority for GSI positions is given to students who have a funding commitment from ISD.

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, Article IX: Job Postings, Distribution of Postings, Notification, and Hiring Procedures 48 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.