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How to Apply
Apply through careers.umich.edu to this posting (click on "Apply Now" button). Combine the required documents into a single PDF and attach it to the application BEFORE submitting*. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you experience problems uploading your file due to size limitations, you may email the additional documents to email@example.com.
Application Deadline: 3/25/2018
Applicants must include with this application the following materials:
1) a letter of recommendation
2) a resume or curriculum vita
3) any available teaching evaluations
4) copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
5) a list of your financial support history at the University (how many terms of financial support received to date by term/year, department, description, appointment fraction)
6) teaching history (list course and department)
ORGSTUDY 305. Inside Organizations (Prof. Stephen Garcia)
(Note that this description is a draft from previous terms – it represents the general content of the course but may be modified by the instructor.)
This course offers an overview of the psychology of people in organizations, broadly defined. Topics will focus on social dynamics in organizations, including employee motivation, influencing others, decision-making, cooperation, culture, leadership, and teams, to name a few. The format of the course will comprise lectures, general discussions, and smaller seminar discussions. To complement the standard reading material, case studies will also be read as a common touchstone for analyzing and discussing psychological phenomena in a real world organizational context.
Anticipated Class Schedule: Mon/Wed 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Estimated effort for the positions: 1 GSI position (.25 FTE)
Benefits: Tuition waiver and stipend as provided in UM/GEO Agreement
The GSI will: (a) assist in organizing ad-hoc student groups, (b) provide assistance and feedback for assignments and content relating to the course, (c) manage resources for the classroom and any field work, (d) assist in Canvas management, (e) evaluate student work and record grades, (f) search for and screen relevant case studies and classroom exercises, and (g) handle other miscellaneous issues related to the course.
Past course work and/or professional experience in the area of organizational behavior/social psychology.
In compliance with Appendix A of the 2017-2020 UM/GEO agreement (see pp. 106-109 of the UM/GEO agreement) and as part of the training, the College of LSA also requires that potential GSIs whose undergraduate medium of instruction is not English be evaluated for effective proficiency in classroom English. Effective proficiency includes fluent and intelligible speech, the ability to understand the English spoken by the undergraduate students, the ability to produce organized, coherent explanations, and the ability to contribute to the development of interactions with their students. Graduate students are exempt from ELI 994 and the Graduate Student Instructor Oral English Test (GSI-OET) if they hold an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college or university, or an undergraduate degree from a college or university where English is the exclusive medium of instruction. The Department Chair can also refer to the course potential GSIs who need additional language instruction and/or introduction and orientation to the American university classroom and community. If referred, attendance and satisfactory completion is required as a condition of employment as a GSI. Students who are exempt may take the training course on a space-permitting basis. As part of the training and testing, graduate students are required to demonstrate their effective proficiency by taking the GSI-OET conducted by independent evaluators from the Testing Division at the ELI and a faculty representative from the department in which the prospective GSI will be teaching. In the event that an examinee does not successfully complete the GSI-OET at the end of a course, it is incumbent on the department that made admission and support offers to identify alternative support resources that are not GSI positions and that do not require direct contact with undergraduate students. It is not required that these "backup" support systems offer conditions of support that are identical or comparable in level to that which would come from a regular GSI position, but they must be sufficient to meet Department of Homeland Security requirements that the international student be able to demonstrate the existence of financial support during the first year of study. Such alternative support is contingent on the student's concurrently fulfilling ELI course requirements identified in the GSI-OET. This Test is provided at no cost to the student, and the ELI courses are available from the College to enrolled students. Although there is no limit to the number of times one can retake the GSI-OET, a student must complete the post-OET requirements to be eligible for a retest. There are two options for the training course during the year. There will be a Winter semester course (ELI 994) and a Summer course (both 2 credits), the latter only for new, first-term prospective GSIs. For LSA graduate students who are not required to attend the ELI 994 course but who would like to, prior written approval from the appointing department is necessary.
Interest in social psychology and organizational behavior; graduate students in related disciplines.
Jennifer Feneley, Executive Secretary, 800 Weiser – 1042, 734-764-6767, firstname.lastname@example.org
Decision Making Process
All applications will be submitted for review to the faculty member teaching the course. After review of applications and possible interviews, the decisions will be made by the professor of the course.
Selection criteria include strong interest in the subject matter, merit, experience, other training or experience which may be required and explicit to the teaching goals/requirements of a specific course, applicant's previous receipt of financial aid, availability of funding, and relevance to graduate training. Decisions will be made and offers extended by the week of April 23, 2018. Applicants may request the status of their application from the program at any time.
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.