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How to Apply

1) Please indicate your interest in this position by submitting a resume and cover letter to Professor Patricia King either electronically to or by mail to Room 2117 School of Education Building.
NOTE: In your application letter, include the reason you’re interested in the position, as well as a description of your familiarity with the general content.

Course Description

This course examines patterns of intellectual, identity, and social development among older adolescents and adults, and how these relate to learning and development of desired outcomes of postsecondary education. It is designed to introduce graduate students to major theoretical perspectives, the research based on these theories, and how this body of theory and research can be used to guide the design of educational policies and practices in colleges and universities to promote college student learning and development.
Appointment:  .25 Graduate Student Instructor-FTE, 12 hours/week 
Appointment period:  9/1 – 12/31/2017
Course meets:  September 6 – December 6, 2017 


  • Assisting instructor of record with class instruction using methods conducive to student learning
  • Assisting with evaluation of student performance
  • Being available to students for out-of-class instructional purposes (via office hours, email, etc.)

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctoral student in good standing in the School of Education who has made satisfactory and timely progress toward degree completion
  • Knowledge of student development theory (cognitive, identity and/or socio-moral development)
  • Knowledge of application of course content to higher education problems and contexts

Desired Qualifications*

  • Doctoral student in CSHPE
  • Prior enrollment in a student development theory course
  • Prior teaching experience, especially at the college level

Contact Information

Professor Patricia King,

Decision Making Process

Priority will be given to students with outstanding prior funding obligations.

Selection Process

Applications must be received in the CSHPE office by August 18, 2017.

A selection decision will be made shortly thereafter.

All candidates will be notified via email by approximately August 31, 2017.

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there is a last-minute opening. Upon request, an unsuccessful applicant will receive, within fourteen (14) calendar days, a written explanation of the reasons for denial of employment.

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.