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Job Summary

The LSA Honors Program invites applications to teach Honors Core 230: “Histories of Human Experimentation” for the Winter 2018 term, beginning January 1, 2018.  These positions are pending enrollment demand.

Effort for each section is 25%; GSIs who teach two sections receive a 50% appointment.  Attendance at lecture is also required.

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions and meta-questions, and methodologies of the Social Sciences. This course is a discussion section of a large lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with him and other GSIs in the course, and instructors and GSIs from other Honors Core Courses.  GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

Course Description

Experimenting on human beings has always raised a set of complex social, ethical, and political questions. Some of those issues have persisted over the centuries; some have been specific to a given time and place. Much of contemporary medical practice is based on knowledge created by experiments done on human beings. In this class we will examine histories of human experimentation. We will ask how people at different times and in different places answered questions about whether it was acceptable to use human beings as research subjects. We will examine which human beings were the subjects of the experiments, and what limits were placed on the conduct of the experiments. Reading assignments will include both primary source material and some of the latest scholarship on the subject. No prior background in medicine is necessary. All medical knowledge necessary to understand the case studies will be presented in class.

Responsibilities*

This course is designed to be appropriate and exciting for all Honors first- and second-year students, whatever their primary areas of interest.  As an Honors Core course, this course is open only to first- and second-year Honors students. This course is a discussion section of a larger lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with him and other GSIs in the course.  GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

Honors Core 230 introduces students to the fields, questions, and methods of the Social Sciences.  GSIs in this course collaborate actively with the professor and with other GSIs.  They attend the professor’s lectures, attend meetings of the teaching staff, lead discussion sections, hold office hours, and grade assignments. GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

This course is a discussion section of a larger lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with him and other GSIs in the course.  

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidacy in one of the relevant Ph.D. programs; experience teaching introductory social science courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Questions may be sent to Lisa Broome, Associate Director, LSA Honors Program, at lbroome@umich.edu.

Decision Making Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Selection Process

Candidates should submit their cover letter and CV through the UM jobs portal to be considered.  The application deadline is December 18, 2017; however, all positions may be filled by then.

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.