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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached and uploaded as the first page of your CV/resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
If you have served as a GSI at U-M, as part of your cover letter please provide the course title, number, term and faculty instructor for each course taught.
* If you have held a GSI position at the U-M please attach the summary sheets of the E&E evaluations for all courses previously taught. This information should be uploaded in a single document combined with your cover letter and resume/CV. If you have trouble including your evals, you may email the evals only to

Please note: This is a limited period appointment (March 1-April 30), and therefore this position does not include tuition remission or benefits coverage.

Course Description

This course teaches the essential skills of audiovisual analysis and argumentation with a screening list of classic films as its foundation. Students learn how to look closely at movies while recognizing different ways that cinematography, sound, editing, and mise en scene shape the meaning of a film. Topics include the language of film, cinematic storytelling, film style, authorship, genre, and the audiovisual essay.

SAC 236 teaches a forward-thinking mode of audiovisual literacy by scaffolding a series of audiovisual film analysis assignments that culminate in students creating original audiovisual essays that apply the analytical methods of the course to a specific film drawn from the screening list.


Duties will include, but are not limited to:
-Evaluating and grading course work

-Holding regular office hours to assist students throughout the course
-Being available over email to the students, and helping students in case they have any questions pertaining to the course
-Attending all lectures (TTh, 1-2:30pm) and screenings (Tuesdays, 4-7pm).

-Teaching two discussion sections per week (Wednesdays, 2-3pm and 3-4pm).

Required Qualifications*

Currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. Ability to effectively teach and evaluate undergraduate students. Knowledge of the course topic.


Desired Qualifications*

Background and knowledge relevant to film/television/media studies.

Contact Information

Carrie Moore, Student Services Coordinator,



Decision Making Process

After review of applications, the decision will be made by the course instructor and Director of Graduate Studies. Final decisions will be made by department upon recommendation of the instructor. Decision making date by February 2, 2018.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include background and experience explicit to the topic of the course. Estimated date for offer to be extended: by February 5, 2018. Applicants may request the status of their application from the department at any time.

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.