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How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document by copying and pasting this link into your web browser:

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  1. a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
  2. a resume or curriculum vita
  3. copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine); if transcripts are long or difficult to read, a list of relevant courses (number and title) and grade achieved should also be included to expedite the review process.
  4. teaching history (list course and department)
  5. any available teaching evaluations

Name the .PDF file as follows: last name.first name.course number. For example: Doe.John.Environ222
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.
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Course Description

This is primarily a lecture course. Information in the course includes

  1. Historical and contemporary diseases and epidemics.
  2. Urban and rural poverty.
  3. Residential segregation, housing, and homelessness.
  4. Toxic food consumption.
  5. Food insecurity, food access, and food justice.
  6. Urban farming.
  7.  Hazardous waste disposal and racial disparities.
  8. Climate change and disasters.

The course will focus primarily on the domestic context of environmental justice issues.


  • Lead discussion sections
  • Lead on-campus field trip(s)
  • Provide tech support to guest lecturers
  • Attend weekly planning meetings with professor leading the course
  • Read assigned materials
  • Attend all lectures
  • Keep attendance records
  • Grade papers and keep records of topics students write on
  • Develop activities for students to do in discussion session
  •  Hold office hours
  •  Help maintain course Canvas site

Required Qualifications*

  • Prior completion of environmental justice, urban planning or sociology coursework.
  • Knowledge of organizational change and development.
    Familiarity with extracting information from the Census; familiarity with TRI databases.
  • Demonstrated experience with Power Point; Excel spreadsheets.
    Familiarity with video equipment and projectors. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Applicant must be in good standing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. If the
    language of instruction at undergraduate institution was not English, student must be evaluated by the English Language Institute (ELI) for English proficiency and either pass the GSI-OET or have this test waived by the ELI before they can be eligible for a GSI appointment in LS&A.


Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience as a GSI desired. 

Contact Information

Please contact instructor for questions about job responsibilities: M’Lis Bartlett,

Application Deadline

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

Decision Making Process

Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and indicate their preferences. They are also asked to indicate whether they regard any applicants as unqualified and why.

Selection Process

A committee comprised of the Associate Director and the Department Administrator reviews faculty recommendations to determine and move forward with selection preferences where possible. The Associate Director determines appointments where no clear selection is possible.

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.