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How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document to M-Box by copying and pasting this link https://goo.gl/cFFnMG into browser.

1) a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
2) a resume or curriculum vita
3) copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
4) teaching history (list course and department)
5) any available teaching evaluations

Name the .PDF file as follows: last name.first name.course number. For example: Doe.John.Environ475

Verify your own course schedule against the schedule for the course to which you are applying as a GSI. All GSIs are required to attend the lecture and discussion times as posted.

Course Description

This class introduces students to environmental law and the impact of the legal process on decisions that affect the environment. Topics include common law tort actions, toxic tort actions, statutory controls of pollution (primarily the federal pollution statutes), climate change regulation, natural resource regulation (e.g., wetlands, endangered species, land use) and finally, regulatory takings. The class also covers basic administrative agency structure and performance, and constitutional protections.

Responsibilities*

  • Lead 3 discussion sections as the primary (only) instructor in the discussion
  • Review and grade reading questions
  • Attend lectures and answer questions re: lecture in discussion and otherwise
  • Review and help finalize three exams
  • Take primary responsibility for giving exams and grading all three exams
  • Compile final grades for review with Professor Churchill
  • Hold office hours and answer questions of students
  • Provide advice on law school, graduate school and careers if requested.

Required Qualifications*

  • Competence with MS Word and Excel required
  • Applicant must be in good standing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. If the language of instruction at a students undergraduate institution was not English, they must be evaluated  by the English Language Institute (ELI) for English proficiency and either pass the GSI-OET or have this  test waived by the ELI before they can be eligible for a GSI appointment in LS&A.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous teaching experience is desired.

Other:   It would be difficult to teach this class without having attended law school for at least a year. It also helps to have taken this class or other environmental law related courses.

Contact Information

Instructor:       Churchill, sjc@umich.edu   734-763-5553                                                           

Decision Making Process

Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and indicate their ranked preferences. They are also asked to indicate whether they regard any applicants as unqualified and why.

Selection Process

A committee comprised of the Associate Director and the Department Administrator review faculty recommendations to determine and move forward with selection preferences where possible. The Associate Director determines appointments where no clear match is possible.

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 hr.umich.edu/oie/contact.html and for the University Ombuds at www.umich.edu/~ombuds/.

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.