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Interested applicants can submit their cover letter and resume in one document to this posting. If you are not yet matriculated as a graduate student at the time of application, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration. The Office of First Year Programs shares applicant information with the instructor in roughly mid-March. If the instructor is interested in setting up an interview, they will contact potential candidates via email. 


Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) for ENGR 151 are typically assigned to teach 3 lab sections and hold weekly office hours. You are also assigned other administrative duties such as grading assignments or reviewing and suggesting updates to course materials as needed. This is a part-time appointment (50% effort).

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of a top national public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering: https://www.engin.umich.edu/culture/diversity-equity-inclusion/

Course Description

ENGR 151 is designed for students who have previous programming experience, or a strong motivation and natural intuition for algorithms. Programming assignments will address more complex tasks earlier in the semester (compared to ENGR 101), and thus will demand a greater degree of resourcefulness in problem-solving and acquisition of programming knowledge.
For more information about ENGR 151, please visit: https://adue.engin.umich.edu/engr151-accelerated-programming


Teach courses, or coordinate, lead, or assist in the instructional process in direct interaction with students in recitation, laboratory, quiz, or problem sessions, or teach during regularly scheduled office hours. Assist instructor in preparing course materials and grading.

Required Qualifications*

To be considered for this position, you must be a University of Michigan graduate student in good standing, taking at least 6 credit hours in the term you are applying for. Both incoming and current graduate students are eligible.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous teaching experience is preferred but not required for this position.

Contact Information

Students can contact [email protected] with questions about this process.

Decision Making Process

You will be notified by email of the status of your application. Offers are estimated to be extended by the end of the current semester.

Selection Process

Candidates are selected by the ENGR 151 instructor. The instructor will contact candidates by email if they are selected for an interview. You may also be contacted by a member of the First Year Program Office. 

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 https://oie.umich.edu/ and for the University Ombuds at https://ombuds.umich.edu/

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 https://spg.umich.edu/policy/601.38 , 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.