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3.       Click on "U-M Graduate Student on the Ann Arbor campus" identifying yourself as a UM Graduate Student (fourth option)

4.       Click in the "Search for Jobs" box at the top of the page

5.       Enter the Job Opening ID # 197537

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Job Summary

The School of Information has 1 position at .50 fraction (pending enrollment) open for SI 504 - Introduction to Servers and the Shell.

A .50 fraction GSI position offers a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. The expected work commitment is roughly 20 hours per week. This appointment runs from August 30 to December 31, 2021 (from an employment/health benefit perspective). There could be prep time before the employment start date and all work for this course will be completed by the end of December (or slightly earlier).  All of the work hour details will be spelled out in the fraction calculation form for the person hired for this position. At the time of application, please include your availability for teaching all currently scheduled sections so that all GSI assignments can be made with everyone’s availability in hand.  This information can be included in your cover letter.

Course Description

Introduction to Servers and the Shell - This course will introduce students to common tasks completed in the shell including: executing standard linux commands, interacting with package management systems, and utilizing git for version control. Students will use git for individual and collaborative work, with emphasis on handling merge requests and branches.


More information about this course can be found on U-M’s Course Catalog via Wolverine Access.


Assisting with course planning, attending and possibly giving some of the course lectures, having office hours and open lab times to meet with students, attending weekly staff meetings, and grading student assignments and exams. The duties also include working with the students to help them as they work with the programming assignments.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate student in good standing.
  • Must meet eligibility criteria as defined in the GEO contract;
  • Applicants must be lawfully able to be employed in the United States, sponsorship to obtain such status is not available at this time
  • The applicant must have one or more of the following skill sets:
    • Previous success as an SI 506 student or equivalent combination of course work and experience
    • Candidates should have used git in participated in multiple pull requests.  
    • Students have accessed and used remote linux servers.  
    • Students need to be familiar with commands like awk, sed, ls, grep, vi, etc.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience or interest in teaching; strong communication and analytical skills; experience teaching programming and technology skills to beginning students.

Contact Information

Please contact or with any questions.

Decision Making Process

Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Selection decisions will be completed as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, August 13, 2021.  Faculty Instructor Michael Hess will be making the decision.

Selection Process

Relevant academic preparation for teaching the course material; extent of prior instructional/work experience; relevance to graduate training; student evaluations if applicable; availability for course time requirements. Provide an example of prior instructional/work experience; relevance to graduate training; student evaluations, if applicable.

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.