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Apply through Job ID: 154081

Please upload the following documents as one PDF document with your application: (1) a cover letter, and (2) CV (including names of two faculty references).


The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experiences that directly relate to this position. If you have held a GSI position at U-M, as part of your cover letter please provide the course title, number, term, and faculty instructor for each course taught. Please also attach E&E summary sheets for the U-M courses where you have been a GSI.


Posting begin date: February 23, 2018

Posting end date:  March 12, 2018

Notification date:   March 26, 2018


Applicants may request status of his or her application at any time.

Course Description

Contact Information: Please address applications to Professor Mark Dincecco

Appointment period:  Fall Term, 2018

Course name: INTLSTD 301.001 - Topics in International Studies: Political Economy of Long-Run Development

Lecture meets M/W 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  See the Fall Term 2018 LSA course guide schedule for details.

This course introduces students to topics in the politics of economic development. We want to better understand (1) how political institutions influence economic outcomes and (2) why particular political and economic institutions – whether effective or not – emerge and persist over time. The readings will focus on academic works in economics, history, political science, and sociology.


The GSIs selected for this course will have the following responsibilities:

  • Grading, including written assignments, exams, and class participation
  • Leading three discussion sections per week
  • Course logistics, including maintenance of the course web site(Canvas);
  • Attending lectures
  • Student advising, with regular office hours, especially before and after assignments and exams.

FTE:  Two positions at 0.50 FTE (each GSI leads three (3) discussion sections per week)

Required Qualifications*

Graduate students in any social science discipline or professional school are invited to apply. 

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of political science, economics, and general social science literature on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on long-run development patterns. Training in quantitative methods. Area studies knowledge of developing regions a plus. Undergraduate teaching experience a plus.

Contact Information

Please address applications to Professor Mark Dincecco

Decision Making Process

Final applicant selection will be made by Professor Mark Dincecco

Selection Process

We will choose applicants with the strongest and most relevant teaching experience, work experience, and academic training.  

GEO Contract Information

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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.