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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.

Job Summary

The Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) role for the Introduction to Health Informatics Course, LHS 668, is a half-time, 20 hour-per-week role to support all aspects of providing the course, including course planning, scheduling and working with guest lecturers, development and delivery of course content, creating and leading activities, development and student support for assignments, grading, and, most importantly, providing direct student support by hosting Office Hours, answering student questions, and communicating consistently and effectively to students through the course website.


Course Description

This 3-credit course meets totally online but will host synchronous lectures that will be recorded. The synchronous lectures will be held on Thursdays, 9 am to noon.  The GSI for the course is expected to attend all of the scheduled course sessions for the duration of the semester, unless prior arrangements have been made.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting in the organization of the course calendar and syllabus
  • Keeping the course website updated at all times 
  • Holding Office Hours and communicating directly with students
  • Preparing for and supporting hands-on learning activities during course sessions 
  • Grading papers and the Midterm exam

Scheduling and ensuring the success of guest lecturers who visit the course 

Possible additional duties include:

  • Developing and providing one or more lectures in the course
  • Direct support for student team projects 
  • Setting up and maintaining the course gradebook

Note: The statements included in this description document reflect the general nature and level of work for this role and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Previous study and/or work experience in the field of Health Informatics 
  • Good standing in an academic program at the University of Michigan 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior university-level teaching experience
  • Prior university student mentoring or student tutoring experience
  • Prior health informatics research experience 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Contact Information

Patti Abbott (

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

The Course Instructor will make the hiring decision on consultation with the Department Chair.  Decisions to be made by no later than mid-July. 

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed, and decisions made, based on each applicant's knowledge, experience, and past teaching record.  Preferential consideration will be given to applicants in PhD programs at the University of Michigan where their research as a direct focus on some aspect of health informatics.  

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 and for the University Ombuds at

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.