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Review detailed application instructions here and complete the online application form. All new employees (and returning employees, if away more than a year) must also fill out an application at   

The online application form requires students to upload a single PDF file with their CV, transcript, and teaching evaluation scores. (The role of teaching evaluations in the selection process is to provide some evidence of past performance as a GSI.) External applicants will also be required to enter contact information for a reference.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on April 1, 2020.

Course Description

FALL 2020 COURSES (subject to change)


Arch 181 – Past Meets Present: Discovering Arch - Beck TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Arch 282 – Window to the Past: Exploring Arch - Garvey TTh Lecture 10-11:30 

Arch 285 – Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Arch - Young MWF Lecture 11-12

Biological Anthropology

Bio 167 - Evolution, Environment, & Global Health - Strassmann TTh Lecture 4-5:30

Bio 201 – Intro to Biological Anthropology – Rosenbaum TTh Lecture 2:30-4

Bio 365 – Human Evolution – Wolpoff TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Bio 368 – Primate Behavior – Beehner TTh Lecture 10-11:30

Bio 462 – Human Growth and Development – Devlin TTh Lecture 11:30-1

Bio 463 - Intro to Statistical Modeling and Data Visualization in R - Marshall TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology

Cul 101.001 – Intro to Anthropology – Stuckey MWF Lecture 11-12

Cul 101.002 – Intro to Anthropology – Peters-Golden TTh Lecture 10-11:30

Cul 222 - The Comparative Study of Cultures - Askew TTh Lecture 11:30-1

Cul 235 - Crime, Criminalization, and Punishment - Burch TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 254 - The Anthropology of Food - McGovern MW Lecture 11:30-1

Cul 325 – Childbirth & Culture - Stuckey MWF Lecture 10-11

Cul 327 - Critical Theory in Medicine & Healing - Roberts MW Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 330 - Culture, Thought, & Meaning - Mueggler TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 341 - Globalization of Biomedicine - Stonington TTh Lecture 2:30-4

Cul 374 - Language and Culture - Keane TTh Lecture 11:30-1


Attendance at all course lectures.  Lead two or three discussion sections.  Attend and be prepared for weekly planning meetings with Instructor (complete the readings and have plans/ideas on how to run discussion sections).  Grade all assignments/exams? provide feedback to students.  Post office hours and hold at least two hours of office hours each week.  Maintain attendance records.

Required Qualifications*

Currently enrolled as a graduate student in good standing at the University of Michigan, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, not have exceeded LSA's Ten Term Rule. Completed one year of graduate study in Anthropology or courses in closely related field at the University of Michigan. In addition to the general Rackham rules, must have no more than one Incomplete on record.  Speak English or meet the minimum threshold for the Oral English Test at the University of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*

Same as required.

Contact Information

Kari Beall: 734-764-7275

Decision Making Process

Faculty preference, applicant preference, relevant academic preparation for teaching course material, relevance to graduate training and previous teaching experience will all be considered when selecting GSIs for courses.

Selection Process

Preference will be given to Anthropology graduate students to whom funding commitments are owed, followed by other Anthropology graduate students and then students from outside the department who are qualified.

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.