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This application has two parts. In addition to submitting this application, you must also complete the application at this link: This includes selecting course preferences, uploading a cover letter and CV, and uploading a transcript. You will have the opportunity to upload other optional information.

The deadline for application will be Wednesday, October 28th, 2020.

Course Description

The Department of Sociology is seeking to hire GSIs for the winter 2021 term. Fraction appointments will range from .25 to .50, and will not be finalized until mid- December when undergraduate registration is complete. Official offer letters will be sent out at that time.

The courses seeking GSIs are:

SOC 100.001 - Intro to Sociology

SOC 100.020 - Intro to Sociology

SOC 102.001 – Crime & Crim Justice System

SOC 102.020 – Urban Inequality

SOC 210.001 – Elementary Stats

SOC 210.020 – Elementary Stats

SOC 225 – Project Community

SOC 302 - Health and Society

SOC 303 – Race and Ethnicity

SOC 310 - Soc Res Methods- ULWR

SOC 335 – Urban Inequality in America

SOC 344 – Soc of Families

SOC 368 – Crimonology

SOC 379 – Sports, Politics, & Society ULWR

SOC 610 – Statistical Methods


Responsible for leading discussion sections, holding office hours, meeting with the instructor and other tasks outlined in the attached fraction calculation form.

Required Qualifications*

Sociology coursework experience.

To be appointed as a GSI or GSSA, a graduate student must be in good standing in their degree program and for Terms I and II, must be registered for not less than six (6) credit hours. With written approval of the student's faculty advisor, five (5) credit hours may be acceptable.

Desired Qualifications*

LSA student enrolled in a graduate program. Teaching experience.

Contact Information

Decision Making Process

Priority consideration for GSI positions within the Department of Sociology are given to applicants enrolled in the graduate program in Sociology who have funding commitments and, who also are, in good standing within the program. Second consideration is given to Sociology students without funding commitments and who are in good standing in the program. Third consideration is given to non-Sociology UM graduate students with a social science background. Please note that the vast majority of positions are offered to Sociology students due to departmental funding commitments made at the time of admission.

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed and positions are assigned by the Graduate Director. Considerations include academic qualifications, prior teaching experience, and faculty members stated teaching preference. If offered a GSI position, the deadline to respond to offer letters is one week from the distribution date of the letter.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression (whether actual or perceived), 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, medical conditions including those related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, arrest record, 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 for 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 their preferred assignment, they 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.

Standard Practice Guide 601.38, Required Disclosure of Felony Charges and/or Felony Convictions applies to all Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs). SPG 601.38 may be accessed online at , and its relation to your employment can be found in MOU 10 of your employment contract.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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