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Application Deadline: 10/28/21

Applicants must include with this application the following materials:

1)  a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position

2)  a resume or curriculum vita

3)  teaching history (list course and department)

4)  any available teaching evaluations

5)  a list of your financial support history at the University (how many terms of financial support received

      to date by term/year, department, description, appointment fraction)


Course Description

ORGSTUDY 204.  Nonprofits (Prof. Jeremy Levine)

What do universities, hospitals, churches, labor unions. parks, anti-poverty agencies, museums, environmental agencies. human rights advocates, and transportation departments all have in common? They can all be classified as not-for-profit organizations.

As you can see, nonprofits take a variety of forms and are involved with many aspects of our daily lives. This course is an introduction to the nonprofit sector, the umbrella for the diverse terms above. It focuses primarily on the history and structure of the nonprofit sector in the United States; contemporary debates concerning the function and impact of the nonprofit sector; and key differences between the U.S. nonprofit sector and those in other countries.

Additionally, nonprofits are riddled with tensions, many of which we will discuss in this class. For example, do nonprofits enliven or undermine democracy? Are market-based management structures appropriate for organizations producing a public good? Who should nonprofits be “accountable” to, and how should effectiveness be measured? While learning about these tensions, you will learn to challenge and question the sector’s taken-for-granted practices.

Anticipated Class Schedule: M/W 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Estimated effort for the positions: 1 GSI position (.087 FTE)

Benefits: Tuition waiver and stipend as provided in UM/GEO Agreement


  • Meet with the professor for the course on a regular basis
  • Grade and offer extensive comments on 2 assignments – a take-home midterm (short answer and a longer essay) and a 3-5 page (double-spaced) case memo – within the timeframe specified by the professor

Required Qualifications*

In compliance with Appendix A of the 2017-2020 UM/GEO agreement (see pp. 106-109 of the UM/GEO agreement), the College of LSA requires that potential GSIs whose undergraduate medium of instruction is not English be evaluated for effective proficiency in classroom English. Effective proficiency includes fluent and intelligible speech, the ability to understand the English spoken by the undergraduate students, the ability to produce organized, coherent explanations, and the ability to contribute to the development of interactions with their students. As part of the training and testing, graduate students are required to demonstrate their effective proficiency by taking the GSI-OET conducted by independent evaluators from the Testing Division at the English Language Institute and a faculty representative from the department in which the prospective GSI will be teaching.

A first-time LSA GSI is required to attend 20 hours of pedagogical classes offered by CRLT. They must attend the CRLT Winter 2022 GSI Teaching Orientation (GSITO), dates to be announced. Any remaining hours required beyond the CRLT GSI Orientation may be fulfilled by a series of planned pedagogical conversations with your faculty instructor of record and/or additional courses provided by CRLT or other UM units related to teaching. Possibilities include: ENGR 580, GERMAN 531, ROMLING 528, BA 830 & 831, PIBS 505, EEB/MCDB 494, ED 720, ED 7373, ED 834, HIST 812, PSYCH 958, MUICOL 509, or ELI 9941 (only sections focused on college level teaching), ED 790, ELI 994 or SWC/WRITING 993.

Desired Qualifications*

Someone with experience with field research in organizations; experience and comfort working with focal organizations of different types (eg. businesses, non-profits, etc.); work experience in for-profit or non-profit consulting, management, or education. Someone who enjoys teaching, who likes students, and who has good interpersonal and communication skills.

Contact Information

Tanya Dietz, Executive Assistant, 734-764-6767,        

Decision Making Process

All applications will be submitted for review to the faculty member teaching the course.  After review of applications and possible interviews, the decisions will be made by the professor of the course.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include strong interest in the subject matter, merit, experience, other training or experience which may be required and explicit to the teaching goals/requirements of a specific course, applicant's previous receipt of financial aid, availability of funding, and relevance to graduate training.  Estimated date for offers to be extended: week of November 30. Applicants may request the status of their application from the program at any time.

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.


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