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Combine ALL* required documents into a single PDF and email to Jennifer Feneley, Executive Secretary, Letters of recommendation may also be emailed to Jennifer Feneley.


Application Deadline: 3/25/2018

*Applicants must combine the following materials into a single PDF and email to the OS Executive Secretary:

a letter of recommendation

a resume or curriculum vita

any available teaching evaluations

copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)

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)

teaching history (list course and department)


Course Description

ORGSTUDY 201.  Leadership and Collaboration (Prof. Ashley Harrell)

Leadership is essential to the success of groups, organizations, and societies. To be effective, leaders must possess a clear understanding of human behavior and social processes. This course is an introduction to the study of leadership from the perspective of the social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, political science). We will draw on a range of classical and contemporary social science research to address key questions about the process and practice of collaborative leadership and followership. Principal questions we will consider include: Why does leadership exist at all? What is good leadership? Are leaders born or made? Do leaders tend to possess certain traits like intelligence, extraversion, generosity, or greater physical stature? When and why does leadership fail? How can leaders, followers, and institutions on the whole improve the practice of leadership? The goal of the course is not only to expose students to the empirical study of leadership and followership, but also to stimulate them to think critically about human behavior.

Anticipated Class Schedule:  M/W 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Discussions Th 9:00 am – 10:00 am,  F 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, and 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Estimated effort for the positions: 2 GSI positions (.50 FTE) available

Benefits: Tuition waiver and stipend as provided in UM/GEO Agreement


GSI will be expected to attend every lecture and hold regular office hours and may be asked to deliver one lecture during the course of the semester. GSI will have primary responsibility for their discussion section, which will include a mix of structured exercises designed by the instructor and discussions designed by the GSI.  GSI will have primary responsibility for grading, in consultation with the faculty, and will meet as necessary during the semester. The GSI will also be responsible for maintaining and updating grade sheets and other records.  It is anticipated that the responsibilities will average 16.5-20 hours per week for a .50 FTE GSI.

Required Qualifications*

In compliance with Appendix A of the 2017-2020 UM/GEO agreement (see pp. 106-109 of the UM/GEO agreement), the College of LSA 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. 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 English Language Institute and a faculty representative from the department in which the prospective GSI will be teaching.

Desired Qualifications*

Social Science (e.g. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, or Economics) or related professional school (e.g. Business, Policy, Social Work, Public Health, Information, Education) graduate student preferred. Applicants with experience in project based or laboratory classes will be preferred but such experience is not necessary.

Contact Information

Jennifer Feneley, Executive Secretary, 800 Weiser Hall – 1042, 734-764-6767,

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 Process

Selection criteria include merit, teaching 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.   Estimated date for offers to be extended: 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 and for the University Ombuds at

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.