GSI - Spanish Elementary Language Program (Winter 2024)

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How to Apply

A cover letter (in Spanish) is required for consideration for this position and should be attached and uploaded as the first page of your CV/resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

If you have held a GSI position at U-M, as part of your cover letter please provide the course title, number, term and faculty instructor for each course taught.

If you have held a GSI position at U-M please attach the summary sheets of the E&E evaluations for all courses previously taught. This information should be uploaded in a single document combined with your cover letter and resume/CV. If you have trouble including your evals, you may email the evals only to Sofia Bento,

Course Description

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks applications from qualified U-M Graduate Students to teach in the Spanish Elementary Language Program for the Winter 2024 term. Courses meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We will make every effort to assign the instructor to section that fits their existing course schedule.


Successful applicants will teach one section of Elementary Spanish under the direction of a language coordinator for a 50% GSI appointment. The duties of this appointment will also include grading, holding office hours, and attending course meetings.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have prior experience teaching Spanish, some pedagogical training, and fluency or near native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with prior experience teaching Spanish in RLL will be given priority consideration.

LSA student enrolled in a graduate program.

Contact Information

Sofia Bento,

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the RLL GSI Hiring Committee.  The Committee will make hiring recommendations to the Director of the Elementary Language Program.

Selection Process

All qualified applications will be forwarded to the RLL GSI Hiring Committee.  The Committee will make hiring recommendations to the Director of the Elementary Language Program.

GEO Contract Information

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