How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document by copying and pasting this link into your web browser:
The link will direct you to an MBox dropbox where you will submit your application materials. If you click on the orange ‘Apply Now’ button, your application materials will not be received.
a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
a resume or curriculum vita
copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
teaching history (list course and department)
any available teaching evaluations
Name the .PDF file as follows: last name.first name.course number. For example: Doe.John.Environ317.
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.
Overview of historic and present-day causes of species extinction, and of biological principles central to species conservation and sustainable management of ecosystems. Topics covered include: episodes of extinction and diversification over earth history; geographic distribution strategies and sustainable use of ecosystems. Weekly recitation sections discuss material from lectures, assigned readings and films, and perform computer and gaming simulations.
- Attend lectures
- Lead Laboratory sections
- Hold office hours
- Meet with instructor
- Grade exams
- Field trips - transport students to field locations and oversee student field work
- CPR/First Aid Training (required for all lab and field courses). Please note: this position involves transporting students on various field trips for the course.
- The course includes 4 field trips (Dates TBD) that each will a require 2-5hr commitment.
- Degree in biology or environmental studies.
- Familiarity with either biological or social science perspectives on biological conservation.
- 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, a 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.
- Familiarity with the practice and application of species conservation and ecosystem management.
- Ability to communicate well and facilitate discussion.
If you have questions about how to apply for the position please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Decision Making Process
Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and indicate their ranked preferences. They are also asked to indicate whether they regard any applicants as unqualified and why.
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.