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Prospective GSIs are encouraged to attend a GSI forum that is held each term as the first step in the process. This mechanism will ensure that SEAS students are familiar with the application and selection processes and expectations. SEAS students are encouraged to contact faculty with whom they are interested in teaching.

NOTE:  ONLY ACTIVE SEAS STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO IN GOOD STANDING* ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

To apply for SEAS GSI positions, visit the following link- https://seas.umich.edu/academics/resources/financial_aid/funding/gsi_seas

The following application materials combined as one .PDF document will be required-

  1. A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position
  2. A resume or curriculum vita
  3. Copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  4. Teaching history (list course and department)
  5. Teaching evaluations (if available)

Name the .PDF file as follows:lastname.firstname.course number. For example:Doe.John.EAS517.pdf.

DO NOT UPLOAD MATERIALS INTO eRECRUIT APPLICATION AT THIS STAGE.

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.

* An active SEAS student who is also in good standing:

  • is currently enrolled in a SEAS degree program
  • has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • has not completed all of the required credits towards their SEAS MLA, MS, or PhD degree
  • is making satisfactory progress toward completing all of their SEAS degree requirements in a timely manner (i.e., SEAS MS students' time limit is 2 years, SEAS MLA and dual degree students' time limit is 3 years, SEAS PhD students' time limit is 5 years); including approved extensions.

Course Description

EAS 501.022

Title: Climate Economics and Policy

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Stolper, Samuel

Apply by: 10/13/2019

Prerequisites: Grad standing

Course Credits: 3

Course Description: This course attacks the problem of climate change from the perspective of economics. Topics covered include: the "social cost of carbon"; international climate negotiation; market-based and prescriptive policy solutions; economic efficiency; distributional equity; electric power; energy efficiency; and transportation. Classes feature lecturing but prioritize student participation throughout. Course assignments are designed to give practice in a variety of tasks to which students may be exposed in future careers.

Number of Positions: 1 GSI @ 35%

Responsibilities*

The GSI will attend all lectures; complete all readings; aid in the development of course materials, including homework assignments, final exam, and answers to these; grade multiple student exercises, providing feedback on content and writing quality, with instructor oversight; grade final exam; hold weekly office hours and be available to meet with students as needed throughout the semester; and manage course website.

Required Qualifications*

GSI Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Basic competency in Word and Excel as well as in using course websites.*
  • Successful completion of a course similar in content to NRE 501.022.
  • SEAS graduate student in good standing.*

First Aid/CPR Required:  No

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous teaching experience 
  • Experience in courses on environmental policy and/or economics 
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in evaluating and critiquing writing

Additional Information

Criteria:

  • Prior Completion of Course Required: Usually very important
  • Teaching Experience Required: Usually very important
  • Expertise of Field Work Experience in Subject Matter Required: Usually very important

For additional information, you may contact the instructor at: sstolper@umich.edu

Contact Information

SEAS-financial-aid@umich.edu

734/763-4572

Decision Making Process

The Associate Dean or his/her designate reviews GSI assignments based on instructor and student preferences. Faculty preferences are heavily weighted in the GSI selection process in order to satisfy course needs. If the matching process changes the rank of the students being selected (especially for courses with multiple GSIs), then the instructor for the course is consulted about these changes. After this, a final review of allocations is made by the Associate Dean.

The Financial Aid Coordinator will notify successful applicants within four to six weeks of the application deadline. Applicants may contact SEAS-financial-aid@umich.edu to request feedback on their unsuccessful application.

Selection Process

Instructors have access to their position description and selection criteria along with the applications for their course(s). Instructors review their applications and rank the candidates for each position. In addition to ranking the qualified applicants, instructors may identify applicants as unqualified for the position.

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.