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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached and uploaded as the first page of your CV/resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

If you have held a GSI position at U-M, as part of your cover letter please provide the course title, number, term and faculty instructor for each course taught.
If you have held a GSI position at the U-M please attach the summary sheets of the E&E evaluations for all courses previously taught. This information should be uploaded in a single document combined with your cover letter and resume/CV. If you have trouble including your evals, you may email the evals only to

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to film, television, and media. You will learn the critical vocabulary and methods of media analysis, and use this knowledge to make your voice heard in the form of audiovisual essays rather than written papers. The course is designed to build basic video editing and sound recording skills throughout the semester--no prior experience is needed. With a focus on representations of race, gender, class, and sexual identities, you will learn how to assess film, television, and digital media with an eye (and ear) keenly attuned to the ways that style shapes the meanings of the media that surround all of us in everyday life. We are committed to a model of student-centered learning, so your experience in this course will not resemble a typical, large-lecture format. Instead, we will engage in interactive, peer learning activities such as discussions, debates.

Course Requirements:

Midterm and final exam, three audiovisual assignments, attendance and participation.

Intended Audience:

Any undergraduate student with an interest in developing a better critical understanding of moving images.

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour interactive lecture sessions, one 50-minute discussion section, and one screening session per week.


Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and grading course work
  • Holding regular office hours to assist students throughout the course
  • Being available over email to the students, and helping students in case they have any questions pertaining to the course
  • Attending all lectures (TTh, 1-2:30pm) and screenings (Tuesdays, 4-7pm)
  • Teaching two discussion sections per week (Wednesdays 4-5pm and 5-6pm)

Required Qualifications*

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

Desired Qualifications*

Background and knowledge relevant to film/television/media studies.

Contact Information

Marga Schuhwerk-Hampel, Chief Administrator,


Decision Making Process

After review of applications, the decision will be made by the course instructor and Director of Graduate Studies. Final decisions will be made by department upon recommendation of the instructor. Decision making date by August 28, 2019.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include background and experience explicit to the topic of the course. Estimated date for offer to be extended: by August 28, 2019. Applicants may request the status of their application from the department at any time.

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.