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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Course Description

Neuroanatomy course and lab provides a systematic survey of the structure of the human nervous system, including major pathways, neurotransmitters, and functions.


The GSI is expected to attend all lectures in 570 and hold weekly office hours and study sessions on an as-needed basis. The GSI is not expected to be as expert as the faculty but should be able to answer most student questions regarding the subject matter. The GSI will provide mentoring to any students with difficulty in the course materials. The GSI will give full lectures (schedule and number to be determined) and is expected to generate and grade exam questions based on the content of these lectures. The GSI proctors all written exams.
This GSI is expected to set up and put away all materials including microscopes, plastinated brains, Prado projectors and slide boxes. They will present an overview of the day’s lesson and guide the students through the material. This GSI will be responsible for creating, setting up and grading laboratory practical exams.
Prerequisites: successful completion of NS570 and NS571

Required Qualifications*


Successful completion of NS570 and NS571. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and previous graduate coursework in human neuroanatomy.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous graduate coursework in neuroanatomy. Previous research experience in neuroscience.

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Altschuler ( , Dr. Kelli Sullivan ( or Valerie Smith (

Decision Making Process

Course Director will review all applications, note all highly qualified applicants, identify unqualified applicants, and conduct interviews as needed.

Selection Process

Preference will be given to highly qualified eligible Neuroscience graduate students, followed by other qualified graduate students.

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.

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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.