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How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document to M-Box by copying and pasting this link into browser.

1) a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
2) a resume or curriculum vita
3) copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
4) teaching history (list course and department)
5) any available teaching evaluations

Name the .PDF file as follows: last name.first name.course number. For example: Doe.John.Environ310

Verify your own course schedule against the schedule for the course to which you are applying as a GSI. All GSIs are required to attend the lecture and discussion times as posted.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the study of toxicology, exploring relationships between environmental chemicals and adverse human health outcomes. More specifically, the course examines chemical and biological factors that determine and influence toxicity, and the role of chemical exposure in the development of specific diseases such as cancer, birth defects and reproductive disorders.


  • Assist with setting up and maintaining Canvas site (current course information, schedule, lecture materials, case study materials, gradebook, etc.) 
  • Lead class discussions lectures on case studies as assigned (4)
  • Provide lectures for occasional classes (2)
  • Identify two new case studies for discussion with reading material (with guidance from instructor)
  • Lead review sessions (4)
  • Make arrangements for guest lecturers
  • Assist in the preparation of exams and quizzes, including drafting questions
  • Prepare, administer during class, and manage quizzes using i<clicker, including uploading of grades to Canvas gradebook. 
  • Grade exams, quizzes and papers
  • Set up and maintain database for grades
  • Hold weekly office hours

The GSI is expected to gain skills for setting up and maintaining the Canvas course site, and for using i<clicker and integrating its use in the classroom and Canvas gradebook; attend all classes; arrive to the class sufficiently early to set up computer projection for PowerPoint; hold weekly office hours; conduct review sessions every 3-4 weeks or as needed; assist in the preparation of class materials, including PowerPoint slides and handouts; assist in the preparation of exam material; grade exams, term papers and class presentations; conduct class discussion sessions on topics and readings .

Required Qualifications*

  • Academic preparation in physiology and college-level chemistry
  • Able to conduct searches of the scientific literature using PubMed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Punctuality and efficiency completing course-related work
  • Reliability
  • Good interpersonal relations skills
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software
  • Applicant must be in good standing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. If the language of instruction at a students 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*

  • Academic preparation in toxicology and cell biology
  • Graduate training in toxicology
  • Prior GSI or other teaching experience
  • Successful completion of ENVIRON 310 course as student

Additional Information

If you have questions about how to apply for the position please email .

Contact Information

Instructor: Professor Rita Loch-Caruso,                           

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and indicate their ranked preferences. They are also asked to indicate whether they regard any applicants as unqualified and why.

Selection Process

A committee comprised of the Associate Director and the Department Administrator review the faculty recommendations to determine and move forward with selection preferences where possible. The Associate Director determines appointments where no clear match is possible.

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.