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Required Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter
    • Include a statement of course preferences during the first and/or second sessions
    • Past Summer Program experience (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • References list
  • Teaching evaluations

Note that the UM Career Portal will only accept one uploaded document when applying.  All application materials should be combined in one PDF file for submission. 

Application Deadline: – Monday March 2nd, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job Summary

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) will be hiring Teaching Assistants (TA's) for a variety of courses in its 2020 Summer Program. The general job description involves assisting course instructors with the presentation of class materials; holding dedicated office hours to meet with students individually and in small groups on their projects, course assignments, and lab sessions; assisting in supplemental learning sessions on basic statistics; grading course assignments; and providing logistical support for classroom presentations and scheduling of lab time.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Past experience, within the last 2 years, as a teaching assisting in a formal statistics course at the University level.
  • Experience with quantitative research skills in the social sciences or closely related field.
  • Experience with statistical software.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, in the English language.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and command of: probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, tests of significance, inference, Chi-square, contingency tables, ANOVA, multiple regression, correlation, residuals, multi-collinearity, diagnostics, model specification, interaction terms, non-linear relationships.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Past teaching experience with a graduate level statistics course.
  • Experience teaching statistics in a multicultural environment. 

Work Schedule

25-35 hours per week Monday thru Friday.

4 Week Session Assignment Dates:

  • First Session June 22 -July 17, 2020 and/or
  • Second Session July 20 - Aug 14, 2020

Additional Information

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, part of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  

Rate of Pay:  $31.41 per hour. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.