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Course Description

Honors 233: Health, Biology, Society: What Is Cancer?

This course explores the question “What is Cancer” from the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, and seeks to educate and train students in a multidimensional and holistic understanding of health and society. This course gives students the tools to understand the complexity of cancer in modern society from humanistic, scientific, and sociological perspectives. The instructors and students weave together materials including scientific articles, clinical reports, memoirs, historical narratives, fiction, and film. In addition to teaching students about cancer, this course seeks to demonstrate that interdisciplinary work can constitute more than the sum of the parts. In other words, this course will engage students deeply with both the “what,” in terms of diverse course content, and the “how,” in terms of learning how to think and do interdisciplinary work in the health sciences. This course uses a Gamified points systems that lets students chart their own path of assignments to accrue as many points towards their grade as possible. 

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions, and methodologies of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

Responsibilities*

The GSI will lead two discussion sections of the larger course, and will work closely with the course's team of faculty members to achieve the teaching and learning outcomes of the course. GSIs will assist in employing a Gamefied points system.

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a graduate or professional program in a relevant department.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidacy in a PhD program in a relevant department; experience teaching introductory science courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Lisa Broome at lbroome@umich.edu with questions. Applications are due by April 30, 2019 but all positions may be filled by then.

Decision Making Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

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 hr.umich.edu/oie/contact.html and for the University Ombuds at www.umich.edu/~ombuds/.

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.