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How to Apply

In addition to applying via, all interested applicants must go to

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, transcript(s) showing social sciences coursework and/or training in quantitative analysis, course evaluations from all previous courses taught at U-M (if applicable), and a reference letter from a faculty member. Instructions for submitting these materials can be found within our required application:

Your letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member you have taught with previously. However, if you have no previous teaching experience, a reference letter from your current faculty advisor can be submitted. NOTE: Applicants with no U-M teaching experience who are hired for a GSI position in QMSS will be required to complete University-led GSI training prior to the start of the fall term.  Instructions for accessing the training will be provided upon acceptance of the job offer.

Course Description

GSI positions for the following classes: (50%)

QMSS 301 (2 positions)

QMSS 201 (4 positions)


Duties in these positions include, but are not limited to: attending course lectures, teaching 2 assigned lab sections, participating in weekly teaching team meetings, holding office hours and attending QMSS Community Hours, assisting with software/tools/data sets, co-creating and/or grading assignments, participating in QMSS Program activities, and other duties as outlined in the fraction calculation form and by faculty request.   

Required Qualifications*

To be appointed as a GSI or GSSA, a graduate student must be in good standing in their degree program and for Terms I and II, must be registered for not less than six (6) credit hours. With written approval of the student's faculty advisor, five (5) credit hours may be acceptable.

Experience in and familiarity with analytic tools, such as Excel, Tableau, Stata, R, Python, etc. is required.

Desired Qualifications*

A mastery of quantitative methods in the social sciences, pursuing a graduate degree in a related field, and teaching and/or research experience that will help in teaching undergradaute students how to perform quantitative analyses using common analytical tools in order to answer social science questions. 

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 questions, students can reach out to

Decision Making Process

The Director of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences awards all GSI positions based on stated qualifications, criteria and academic discretion. Priority will be given to LSA doctoral students within their five year funding commitment, with a preference for students pursuing degrees in a social science discipline.

Selection Process

The Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program hopes to have positions assigned by Friday, April 7, 2023

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.