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Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking a graduate student, senior honors student, high achieving upper level student or recent graduate to serve as an assistant to the Supplemental Instruction Supervisor in the Natural Sciences Department. The selected applicant will work from 15 to 20 hours per week observing and assisting Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SILs) in sessions; helping to market and promote the program; assisting in preparation for training and staff meetings; and keeping track of program materials. Other duties may include:

  • Providing support and feedback to SI leaders about sessions
  • Updating SI social media sites
  • Maintaining searchable spreadsheet for session plans and worksheets (by course)

The SI program provides free and anonymous group study support to students in traditionally difficult courses as part of the university?s effort to promote student achievement and retention of students to graduation.


  • Assist the SI Supervisor:
  • In compiling and cataloging work sheets and session plans
  • Updating and maintaining UMD-SI Behavioral Science social media sites
  • Enter and maintain attendance data for research
  • Provide mentoring to newly hired SILs
  • Assist in locating substitute SI leaders to facilitate a session if a SIL is ill
  • Respond to all SI supervisor communications within 24 hours
  • Assist in planning and conducting training sessions / staff meetings throughout the school year
  • Assist in developing new ideas and implementing ways to market SI and increase attendance
  • Assist in university-sponsored activities to meet and greet students (new and existing)
  • Meet weekly or more often as needed with the SI Supervisor
  • Additional duties assigned by the SI Supervisor as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • A high achieving upper-level student, or recent graduate
  • Familiarity with SI goals and objectives; willing to complete next 2-day NSCI SI training
  • Cumulative GPA of B+ or better
  • Instructor recommendation
  • Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diverse student body and faculty
  • Able to work independently to carry out duties
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional, ethical and privacy standards of UMD

Desired Qualifications*

  • Graduate or established Honors student in CASL
  • Prior successful completion of SI training (strong knowledge of SI goals and objectives)
  • Cumulative GPA of A- or better

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.