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Mandatory: Please answer the following questions as part of your application. 

  1. How is ‘intergroup relations’ important to your graduate studies?
  2. What is your experience working with intergroup relations?
  3. Describe your facilitation / teaching experience.
  4. Why do you want to teach with IGR?

Please upload the following in ONE document when applying online.

  1. Your answer to the questions above
  2. a vitae/resume

Please send the following direct to Lori Sherman at

  1. a U.M. academic transcript, course evaluations from any courses taught,
  2. a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department.

Course Description

The Program on Intergroup Relations is seeking graduate student instructors for two Fall Term courses: UC 320/Psych 310/Soc 320 Training for Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation and UC 321/Psych 311/Soc 321 Practicum for Intergroup Dialogue Facilitators.  These two courses first train and then support, respectively, the student peer leaders who facilitate in IGR’s premiere intergroup dialogue program.


IGR GSIs are part of a dynamic teaching team of instructors and practitioners who meet weekly to plan and implement the course strategy.  GSIs are equal partners in the grading, teaching, and evaluation of students in these courses.  The GSI position is a 50% appointment.

Required Qualifications*

Currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. Ability to effectively teach and evaluate undergraduate students.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of intergroup relations, social justice education and/or experiential learning is strongly preferred.

Contact Information

Direct inquiries to Lori Sherman -

Decision Making Process

All applications will be submitted for review to lGR faculty/staff members. After review of applications, a short list of interviewees is developed and interviews are conducted. Each candidate is interviewed by two IGR faculty/staff using a protocol of questions. Decisions will be made and offers extended by the end of November/ early December. Applicants are notified at each point in the process.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include merit, teaching experience, and experience working with intergroup relations. Decisions will be made and offers extended by the end of March 2019.

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. 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.