How to Apply
Prospective GSIs are encouraged to attend a GSI forum that is held each term as the first step in the process. This mechanism will ensure that SEAS students are familiar with the application and selection processes and expectations. SEAS students are encouraged to contact faculty with whom they are interested in teaching.
NOTE: ONLY ACTIVE SEAS STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO IN GOOD STANDING* ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
To apply for SEAS GSI positions, visit the following link-
The following application materials combined as one .PDF document will be required-
A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position
A resume or curriculum vita
Copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
Teaching history (list course and department)
Teaching evaluations (if available)
Name the .PDF file as follows: lastname.firstname.course number. For example: Doe.John.EAS517.pdf.
DO NOT UPLOAD MATERIALS INTO eRECRUIT APPLICATION AT THIS STAGE.
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.
* An active SEAS student who is also in good standing:
is currently enrolled in a SEAS degree program
has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
has not completed all of the required credits towards their SEAS MLA, MS, or PhD degree
is making satisfactory progress toward completing all of their SEAS degree requirements in a timely manner (i.e., SEAS MS students' time limit is 2 years, SEAS MLA and dual degree students' time limit is 3 years, SEAS PhD students' time limit is 5 years); including approved extensions.
Examines processes of resource policy formation and administration, and the behavior of government institutions as they shape natural resource policies and management programs. Develops an analytic ability to disaggregate complex political and management situations, assess the feasibility of resource policy changes, and build strategy to get such changes adopted and implemented. Cases explore situations at the federal, state, and local levels.
Course schedule includes two 1.5-hour lecture/discussion sessions per week. The GSI is responsible for attending all sessions; identifying and collecting materials on current resource policies and issues and compiling them into a course, reader; and assisting students in preparing for class and assignments. The GSI will also grade most of the written assignments and may take responsibility for 1-2 class sessions, depending upon the GSI's level of expertise and interest areas.
Prior completion of EAS 562 or equivalent. Academic background or experience in environmental policy, political science, public administration, or public policy studies. Familiarity with research materials in the area, including administrative, legislative, and judicial source materials. Active SEAS graduate student in good standing.*
More of the above experience as applied to natural resources and environmental policies and institutions.
For additional information, you may contact the instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Decision Making Process
The Associate Dean or his/her designate reviews GSI assignments based on instructor and student preferences. Faculty preferences are heavily weighted in the GSI selection process in order to satisfy course needs. If the matching process changes the rank of the students being selected (especially for courses with multiple GSIs), then the instructor for the course is consulted about these changes. After this, a final review of allocations is made by the Associate Dean.
The Financial Aid Coordinator will notify successful applicants within four to six weeks of the application deadline. Applicants may contact SEASemail@example.com to request feedback on their unsuccessful application.
Instructors have access to their position description and selection criteria along with the applications for their course(s). Instructors review their applications and rank the candidates for each position. In addition to ranking the qualified applicants, instructors may identify applicants as unqualified for the position.
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.