GSI Chemistry - Fall 2022

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How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV through the UM Jobs portal. In addition, you should submit a copy of your course schedule, printed from Wolverine Access, to Emma Houle at

Course Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan is looking to hire Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) at a 50% appointment for CHEM 125/126, CHEM 211 and CHEM 216.

CHEM 125/126: General Chemistry Laboratory I & II is a one-hour discussion followed by a two-hour lab. Selected candidates will teach two sections.
CHEM 211: Investigations in Chemistry is a 3 hour lab section. Selected candidates will teach two sections.
CHEM 216: Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds is a 4-hour lab section. Selected candidates will teach two sections.

Those applicants with strong math backgrounds that include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations are encouraged to also apply for an open GSI position in Chem 262 - "Mathematical Methods for Physical Scientists"


Duties include leading discussion and/or lab sections. Other duties include grading assignments, quizzes and final exams. Depending on the type of course a GSI is assigned to teach they may also be required to hold office hours. Duties vary depending on the type of course (i.e. lab versus discussion).

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related field; GSI training in the UM-Chemistry Department; English proficiency, based on ELI-OET, where applicable.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related field.
  • LSA student enrolled in a graduate program

Additional Information

Must be willing to teach a lab class in-person. Will need the skills required to demonstrate lab technique and teach students how to carry out and troubleshoot experiments.

Must be available for in-person GSI training from 8/23-8/27, as well as complete CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation (online) by 8/27/2022. The link for the CRLT training can be found here:

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For more information please contact:
Emma Houle

Decision Making Process

The estimated date by which offers will be extended is August 30, 2022.

Selection Process

Priority will be given to applicants in this order: Chemistry graduate students, non-Chemistry graduate students working in Chemistry laboratories, graduate students working in program affiliated with Chemistry, all other qualified graduate students.

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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.

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