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How to Apply

Applicants in the PhD program in economics must submit a request for assignment to this position via the following link:

Applicants who are not in the PhD program in economics must submit a CV, a transcript of all economics coursework, and a reference letter from a faculty member you have taught with previously please follow this link to apply:

If you have no previous teaching experience, a reference letter from your current faculty adviser could be submitted.

Course Description

The .50 GSSA for Econ 208 "Economics at Work" will be responsible for publicizing, coordinating the logistics for, and staffing the Friday lunches, classes, and receptions and assisting with reading end-of-term papers.


Duties in this position include but are not limited to assisting with organizational support, reading end-of-term papers, assisting with publicizing and organizing the Friday lunches, classes, and receptions associated with Econ 208.

Required Qualifications*

Applicant must be in good standing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. If the language of instruction at a student's undergraduate institution was not English, they must be evaluated by the English Language Institute (ELI) for English proficiency and either pass the GSI-OET or have this test waived by the ELI before they can be eligible for a GSI appointment in LS&A.

Desired Qualifications*

A mastery in Economic Principles, an undergraduate degree in Economics, and teaching and/or leadership experience that will help in teaching any course.

The GSSA must be familiar with CTools and reading/checking electronically submitted papers, and have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. 

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Pulay,

Decision Making Process

The Director of Graduate Studies awards all GSI/GSSA positions based on stated qualifications and criteria. The Department of Economics has a full funding commitment to its PhD students. Therefore, priority will be given to Economics PhD, Economics and Public Policy Joint Students, and Economics and Social Work students.

Selection Process

An applicant may request the status of his/her application from the Department at any time after the submission of their application.  The Department will make a reasonable effort to extend offers to successful applicants by April 15, 2018 and requires signed offer letters and fraction forms be returned within 7 business days of the actual offer date.  Offers will typically be extended at least twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the start of employment.

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.

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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. Upon request, any applicant denied employment will receive, within fourteen (14) calendar days, a written explanation of the reasons for denial of employment, and/or an in-person interview with the hiring agent(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time. 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.