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The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter, attached as the first page of your resume, describing how your experience meets the job requirements of this posting, is required for consideration of this position. A cover letter and current curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the U-M Careers website for this Job ID 179418.


All application materials must be uploaded no later than October 22, 2019.

Course Description

The selected GSI will be required to do the following in the Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership:

  • Provide course instruction for 2 credit hours for Nursing 454: Leadership. This is a clinical section of the undergraduate leadership course, and will involve meeting with students to discuss and plan for their leadership training.
  • Provide course instruction for 2.5 credit hours for Nursing 457 (Complex Care): this involves meeting with students and provide instruction on acute clinical care strategies.
  • For both courses, the GSI will be expected to conduct course preparation and grading of course assignments.

In addition, GSIs will need to be in compliance with all orientations, policies and procedures both internal and external to the University for your assigned classroom(s) and/or clinical site(s). Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications.



The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership is seeking a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the Winter term, 2020.

Required Qualifications*


  • Applicants must be a graduate student in good standing in the UMSN and at the University of Michigan.
  • Applicants must be registered for not less than six (6) credit hours for the Winter term 2020 per Article VIII of the UM/GEO Agreement.
  • Completed basic courses, or have experience, in nursing or a closely related field

Desired Qualifications*


  • Previous experience teaching courses in nursing
  • Previous experience as a GSI with favorable student evaluations
  • Have previously taken these courses or equivalent courses, and have demonstrated expertise and interest in subject area
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.

Work Schedule

14 Hours

Additional Information

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For further information regarding this position, please email Dr. Rob Stephenson at

Application Deadline

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


Decision Making Process

Relevant academic preparation for teaching course material, faculty preference, relevance to graduate training and previous teaching experience will all be considered when assigning GSIs to courses. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and decisions will be made by October 29, 2019.

Selection Process


Applications are reviewed, and decisions made, based on each applicant’s knowledge, experience, and past teaching record. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants:

  • from the School of Nursing PhD program
  • with relevant academic preparation for teaching the course material
  • with previous experience teaching courses in nursing
  • whose field of study has relevance to nursing

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.