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Course Description

The LSA Honors Program invites applications to teach Honors Core 230: “The Corporation” beginning August 31, 2020. Position is pending enrollment demand.

Effort for each section is 25%; GSIs who teach two sections receive a 50% appointment. Attendance at lecture is also required.

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions and meta-questions, and methodologies of the Social Sciences. This course is a discussion section of a large lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with him and other GSIs in the course, and instructors and GSIs from other Honors Core Courses. GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

Corporations have emerged as the dominant governance institutions on the planet, with the largest among them reaching into virtually every country in the world and exceeding most governments in size and power. While corporations are characters in larger in stories of industrialization and capitalism, this seminar will emphasize the specific features of public corporations and their historical and contemporary relations to individuals, states, families, ethnic and racial groups, and other social actors. How did corporations emerge? How do the ways corporations shape activities compare/contrast with government regulation? How are corporations governed and how is this related to American constitutional democracy? Under what circumstances do corporations exercise military force? How do we participate in them as consumers, employees, and stockholders—and what are the conflicts among these forms of participation? What rights and responsibilities should corporations have? How should we engage them as citizens? We will examine these questions with particular reference to the greatest early joint stock corporation, the English East India Company, and Walmart.
 

Responsibilities*

This course is designed to be appropriate and exciting for all Honors first- and second-year students, whatever their primary areas of interest. As an Honors Core course, this course is open only to first- and second-year Honors students. This course is a discussion section of a larger lecture course and will provide regular guidance from the lead instructor of the course, collaboration with him and other GSIs in the course. GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department. All first time GSIs (those who have not previously taught at the University of Michigan) will be required to attend the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidacy in a Ph.D. program in a relevant department; experience teaching introductory social science courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

All inquiries may be made to Lisa Broome (lbroome@umich.edu) Associate Director, LSA Honors. Please do not contact the faculty instructor for this course.

Decision Making Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Selection Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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.