GSI - History 204

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In additional to applying via the University of Michigan Careers website, applicants are required to fill out the departmental application: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6McX53dOwv3A3c2. In order to be considered for this position, both applications must be completed by the deadline. The departmental application includes:

  • Basic academic and professional information
  • A resume/CV
  • An unofficial transcript

Graduate Student Instructor positions are only open to current or matriculating University of Michigan graduate students.
The application deadline is Wednesday, August 10 at 5:00 PM
Questions may be directed to History-SSM@umich.edu.

Course Description

HISTORY 204 - East Asia: Early Transformations 
Today, China, Korea, and Japan are known for their powerful economies, their technological achievements, and their contributions to global popular culture. Diplomatic relations between the East Asian countries are tense, due to ideological differences, border disputes, pollution, epidemics, and the memory of Japanese colonial aggression. But what was the relationship between the East Asian continent, the Korean peninsula, and the Japanese archipelago before modern times, before East Asia was divided into races and nations? This course follows kings and emperors, conquerors and diplomats, monks and merchants as they establish polities, expand boundaries, spread religions and philosophical ideas, and exchange goods in a changing cultural landscape, from ca. 1600 BCE to ca. 1800 CE.
Course Requirements: Attendance, class participation, quizzes, midterm, and final examinations
Intended Audience: Prior familiarity with East Asian history is not required
Class Format: Lecture, with some discussion of primary sources, discussion sessions
 
GSIs must attend the weekly lectures (Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM) and must lead the three discussion sections (Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Tuesday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and Tuesday 1:00-2:00 PM)

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE LSA COURSE GUIDE (lsa.umich.edu/cg).

Responsibilities*

Applicants to this posting will be considered for one 50% GSI appointment depending on enrollment.

Lead three weekly discussion sections; grade homework, papers, and tests; attend lecture twice weekly; create and implement teaching plans in consultation with the lead instructor; attend meetings with the other course GSIs and instructor; hold two office hours each week in Haven Hall.

Required Qualifications*

Students who have not previously been a GSI for the College of LSA will be required to complete the online CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation before August 28.

Desired Qualifications*

Students who have not previously been a GSI for the College of LSA will be required to complete the online CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation before August 28.

Contact Information

Contact History-SSM@umich.edu with any questions related to your application.

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the primary instructor of HIST 204. The instructor will make a hiring recommendation. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.
 

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the primary instructor of HIST 204. The instructor will make a hiring recommendation. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.
 

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