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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-

  • A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position
  • A resume or curriculum vita
  • Copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  • Teaching history (list course and department)
  • 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 518

Title: Wildlife Ecology and Management

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Foufopoulos, Johannes

This course focuses on the ecological processes and management tools relevant to the survival of free-ranging mammal, bird, reptile and amphibian populations. Students will utilize a diversity of applied approaches ranging from field research to computer exercises to address wildlife ecology and conservation issues. Topics discussed include wildlife habitat assessment, population abundance and density estimates, nutritional ecology, wildlife disease management, as well as endangered species restoration, both in an US and international context.

Number of Positions: 1 GSI @ 50%

Responsibilities*

GSI is expected to teach one lab session per week; attend lectures; hold office hours; assist with implementing group research projects; assist with preparation of course materials and field trips; grade lab reports, group papers; assist with preparation and grading of mid-term and final exams; set up and maintain course Canvas website; meet weekly with instructor.

Required Qualifications*

Valid driver's license; substantial knowledge of organismal biology, evolution and population biology; completion of at least one statistics or quantitative biology course. SEAS student in good standing.

First Aid/CPR Required: Yes

Prior Completion of Course Required: Minimally important

Teaching Experience Required: Usually very important

Expertise of Field Work Experience in Subject Matter Required: Usually very important

Desired Qualifications*

Field work experience; teaching experience

Additional Information

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

Contact Information

SEAS-financial-aid@umich.edu

734/763-4572

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of fourteen calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the fifthteenth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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.