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Review detailed application instructions here and complete the online application form. All new employees (and returning employees, if away more than a year) must also fill out an application at http://careers.umich.edu/.   

The online application form requires students to upload a single PDF file with their CV, transcript, and teaching evaluation scores. (The role of teaching evaluations in the selection process is to provide some evidence of past performance as a GSI.) External applicants will also be required to enter contact information for a reference.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on March 31, 2021.

Course Description

Fall 2021 COURSES (subject to change)

Archaeology

Arch 282 – Doing Archaeology: Essential Theory and Methods - Garvey TTh Lecture 10-11:30 

Arch 285 – Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Arch - Young MW Lecture 10-11:30

Arch 287 – The Rise and Fall of Mediterranean Civilizations – Galaty MWF 1-2

Biological Anthropology

Bio 201 – How Humans Evolved – Devlin  TTh Lecture 11:30-1

Bio 365 – Human Evolution – Wolpoff TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Bio 366 – Born to Run: Evolution of the Human Body – MacLatchy MW Lecture 10-11:30

Bio 368 – Primate Behavior (ULWR) – Rosenbaum TTh Lecture 2:30-4

Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology

Cul 101.001 – Intro to Anthropology –  MWF Lecture 11-12

Cul 101.002 – Intro to Anthropology – Peters-Golden TTh Lecture 10-11:30

Cul 222 - The Comparative Study of Cultures - Frye MW Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 235 - Crime, Criminalization, and Punishment - Burch TTh Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 254 - The Anthropology of Food - McGovern MW Lecture 11:30-1

Cul 325 – Childbirth & Culture - Stuckey MWF Lecture 10-11

Cul 327 - Critical Theory in Medicine & Healing (ULWR) - Roberts MW Lecture 1-2:30

Cul 330 - Culture, Thought, & Meaning (ULWR)- Mueggler MW Lecture 10-11:30

Cul 341 - Globalization of Biomedicine - Stonington TTh Lecture 2:30-4

Cul 346 - Latin America: The Colonial Period - Mills TTh Lecture 11:30-1

Cul 374 - Language and Culture - Lemon TTh Lecture 11:30-1

Responsibilities*

Attendance at all course lectures.  Lead two or three discussion sections.  Attend and be prepared for weekly planning meetings with Instructor (complete the readings and have plans/ideas on how to run discussion sections).  Grade all assignments/exams? provide feedback to students.  Post office hours and hold at least two hours of office hours each week.  Maintain attendance records. All GSI’s are expected to be present in Ann Arbor by the start of the term and throughout the semester to be eligible for this position. First Time GSI’s must be in Ann Arbor the week before term.

Required Qualifications*

Currently enrolled as a graduate student in good standing at the University of Michigan, have a GPA of 3.0, not have exceeded LSA's Ten Term Rule. Completed one year of graduate study in Anthropology or courses in closely related field at the University of Michigan. In addition to the general Rackham rules, must have no more than one Incomplete on record.  Speak English or meet the minimum threshold for the Oral English Test at the University of Michigan.

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.

Contact Information

Kari Beall: anthro.grad.program@umich.edu

Decision Making Process

Faculty preference, applicant preference, relevant academic preparation for teaching course material, relevance to graduate training and previous teaching experience will all be considered when selecting GSIs for courses.

Selection Process

Preference will be given to Anthropology graduate students to whom funding commitments are owed, followed by other Anthropology graduate students and then students from outside the department who are qualified.

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 oie.umich.edu/ and for the University Ombuds at ombuds.umich.edu/


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.