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Review detailed application instructions here and complete the online application form. All new employees (and returning employees, if away more than a year) must also fill out an application at   

The online application form requires students to upload a single PDF file with their CV, transcript, and teaching evaluation scores. (The role of teaching evaluations in the selection process is to provide some evidence of past performance as a GSI.) External applicants will also be required to enter contact information for a reference.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on November 1, 2018.

Course Description

Winter 2019 COURSES (subject to change)

Archaeological Anthropology

AnthrArc 284 – Aztec, Maya & Inca Civilizations - Marcus & Flannery TTh Lecture 1:00-2:30

AnthrArc 386 – Early Civilizations - Beck TTh Lecture 10:00-11:30 (ULWR)

Biological Anthropology

AnthrBio 201 – Intro to Biological Anthropology - Professor TBD MWF Lecture 10:00-11:00

AnthrBio 362 – Primate Evolutionary Ecology - Marshall  TTh Lecture 10:00-11:30

AnthrBio 364 – Nutrition and Evolution - Devlin TTh Lecture 11:30-1:00

AnthrBio 450 – Molecular Anthropology - Bigham MW Lecture 11:30-1:00

AnthrBio 467 – Human Behavioral Ecology - Straussman MW Lecture 10:00-11:30

AnthrBio 474 – Hominid Origins - MacLatchy TTh Lecture 1:00-2:30

AnthrBio 371 – GSSA - Wolpoff & MacLatchy

Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology

Cul 101.001 – Intro to Anthropology – Chivens MWF Lecture 11:00-12:00

Cul 101.002 – Intro to Anthropology – De-Leon TTh Lecture 10:00-11:30

Cul 246 - Anthropology of Religion - Keane TuTh Lecture 1:00-2:30

Cul 252 - Law and Culture - Dua TTh Lecture 1:00-2:30

Cul 254 - Anthropology of Food - McGovern MW Lecture 11:30-1:00

Cul 272 - Language in Society - Meek TTh Lecture 11:30-1:00

Cul 337 - Death, Dying and the Afterlife - Mueggler TTh Lecture 10:00-11:30 (ULWR)

Cul 344 - Medical Anthropology - Peters-Golden TTh Lecture 10:00-11:30


Attendance at all course lectures.  Lead two or three discussion sections.  Attend and be prepared for weekly planning meetings with Instructor (complete the readings and have plans/ideas on how to run discussion sections).  Grade all assignments/exams? provide feedback to students.  Post office hours and hold at least two hours of office hours each week.  Maintain attendance records.

Required Qualifications*

Currently enrolled as a graduate student in good standing at the University of Michigan, have a GPA of 3.0, not have exceeded LSA's Ten Term Rule. Completed one year of graduate study in Anthropology or courses in closely related field at the University of Michigan. In addition to the general Rackham rules, must have no more than one Incomplete on record.  Speak English or meet the minimum threshold for the Oral English Test at the University of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*

Same as required.

Contact Information

Kari Beall: 734-764-7275

Decision Making Process

Faculty preference, applicant preference, relevant academic preparation for teaching course material, relevance to graduate training and previous teaching experience will all be considered when selecting GSIs for courses.

Selection Process

Preference will be given to Anthropology graduate students to whom funding commitments are owed, followed by other Anthropology graduate students and then students from outside the department who are qualified.

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.