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Interested applicants should submit their CV through the UM Jobs portal ( In addition, you should submit a copy of your course schedule, printed from Wolverine Access, through the UM Jobs portal.  Combine all paperwork into one document to be submitted through the UM Jobs portal.

Course Description

The Residential College at the College of LSA is seeking a Graduate Student Instructor at an estimated 50% appointment to teach a Junior Seminar for the Arts and Ideas program titled “Engaging the Archive: Exploring Campus Collections at the University of Michigan”.  To teach this course, the candidate will have to provide curriculum for the course that accomplishes the following goals:


  • Conduct interdisciplinary and artistic explorations of different collections at the University of Michigan.
  • Developing student skills in creating, curating or developing a collection of their own, producing an in depth critical analysis of a specific colleting practice or collection while making connections between the University collections and the wider community.
  • Have students demonstrate ways in which collections and archives are complex assemblages of meaning, experiment with collections and archives as active sites of interpretation and creative production and discuss critically current issues in the interpretation of cultural objects and representation of the past.


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 a subject relevant to the course materials; strong communication and organization skills are required.  English proficiency, based on ELI-OET, where applicable.

Desired Qualifications*

Enrollment in a graduate program based in Art History, Fine Arts and Museum Studies. Extensive coursework (both at the undergraduate and graduate levels) in a variety of Humanities and Art disciplines that are complementary to those being discussed in the course.  Previous experience in higher education instruction desired.

Contact Information

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Decision Making Process

This posting will remain open through October 26, 2017.  Decisions will be made based on knowledge, experience, and past teaching record.

Selection Process

Complete applications received by the due date will be reviewed by the hiring committee.

GEO Contract Information

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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.