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Course Description

Energy justice is one of the central global issues of our time, with profound implications for health and welfare, freedom and security, equity and due process, and technology development and implementation. This course explores the intersection of energy and equity issues related to a variety of domestic and global energy dynamics, to include ways for rectifying persistent unequal distributions of energy resources to ensure reliable, clean, and affordable energy access.

Course Objectives:

The goal of this course is to understand current trends in framing, policy, and research on the topic of energy justice. This course will:

• Increase student understanding of the physical, institutional and cultural barriers that create energy-related disparities,

• Develop skills for analyzing energy-related data and policies to identify energy justice implications,

• Increase student awareness and understandings of disparities linked to place socio – economics and -demographics,

• Build student ability to develop innovative, theoretical, practical and long-lasting solutions that consider competing priorities on how to achieve energy justice address energy justice issues. At the end of this course, students should not only have a good understanding of this topic but also be prepared to analyze, critique, and contribute to the academic and political debates about energy justice.


The GSI will prepare and teach 1-hour review and discussion session each week, which will serve three purposes 1) further discussion and explanation of material from lectures with which students are having difficulty, 2) help student students with difficulties related to assignments (but not doing the assignments for them); c) periodic review/remedialsessions on specific topics. Additional responsibilities of the GSI will include: attending lectures; keeping office hours; grading 2 assignments under faculty supervision; grading class participation; help define scope, design, and implement group community-engaged projects with local clients. At the conclusion of the course, work with professor to make necessary changes for course improvements for future semesters. Prior study or equivalent knowledge required, to include, completion of course.

Required Qualifications*

Criteria                                                            Importance              Frequency

Prior Completion of Course Required             Very Important           Always

Teaching Experience Required                       Very Important           Always

Expertise of Field Work Experience                Very Important           Always

in Subject Matter Required

First Aid/CPR Required: yes

Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity with environmental and energy justice, community-engaged and/or service-learning projects. Prior teaching experience is helpful.

Contact Information

Mark Romanowski


Decision Making Process

Selection Process

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.