How to Apply
In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, all interested applicants must go to: webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/Econ/
Applicants from within the Department of Economics should select the Winter 2021 (Internal Application).
Applicants who are not in the PhD program in economics should select the (external application). External students must submit a cover letter, CV, a transcript of all economics coursework, and a reference letter from a faculty member you have taught with previously.
If you have no previous teaching experience, a reference letter from your current faculty adviser can be submitted.
.35-.50 GSI positions are available in:
1 position in Econ 325 The Economics of Education
1 position in Econ 490.001 Advanced Public Economics
1 position in Econ 490.002 Crime and Economics
1 postiion in Econ 491 The History of the American Economy
Duties in these positions include, but are not limited to attending required lectures, participating in weekly staff meetings, holding office hours, grading assignments, and other duties as outlined on the fraction calculation form and by faculty request.
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. If the language of instruction at a students undergraduate institution was not English, they 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.
All GSIs who are teaching courses for the first time which includes a ULWR designation are required to attend WRITING 993 (for SWC 993).
All first-time GSIs are required to complete the Departmental GSI Training Workshop.
A mastery in Economic Principles, an undergraduate degree in Economics, and teaching and/or leadership experience that will help in teaching any course. LSA student enrolled in a graduate program
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Decision Making Process
The Director of Graduate Students awards all GSI positions based on stated qualifications and criteria. The Department of Economics has a full funding commitment to its PhD students. Therefore, priority will be given to Economics PhD, Economics and Public Policy Joint Students, and Economic and Social Work students.
An applicant may request the status of his/her application from the Department of Economics at any time after the submission of their application. The Department will make a reasonable effort to extend offers to successful applicants by Monday, November 30, 2020 and requires signed offer letters and fraction forms be returned within 7 business days of the actual offer date. Offers will typically be extended at least twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the start of employment.
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.
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 spg.umich.edu/policy/601.38 , 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.