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Course Description

The LSA Honors Program invites applications to teach Honors Core 241: Detroit and Gentrification Now, beginning August 31, 2020. Position is pending enrollment demand.

This Honors Core course asks students to think through the current tensions around gentrification in the city of Detroit. The course examines the history of the city and scholarship on race and racialization in the city. It engages students in a review of contemporary scholarly and popular thinking about gentrification in the 21st century, as well as in a case study. The course will include guest speakers and field trips to the site.

As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces Honors students to the fields, questions, and methodologies of the humanities. This course will include significant writing, as it satisfies the First-Year Writing requirement.


Effort for each section is 50%, as this course meets the First Year Writing Requirement.

The GSI hired for this position will lead a discussion section of the larger faculty-led lecture course, and will work closely with the faculty member to achieve the teaching and learning outcomes of the course. Attendance at lecture is also required.

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a graduate or professional 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 writing courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Questions may be sent to Lisa Broome, Associate Director, LSA Honors Program,

Decision Making Process

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

Selection Process

Positions may be filled before posting end date.

GEO Contract Information

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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.