Graduate Student Instructor, Social Science

Location
Michigan, United States
Posted
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Ref
164386
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

How to Apply

Candidates should submit cover letter and CV through the UM job portal.

Course Description

Honors 230: The Corporation

Corporations have emerged as the dominant governance institutions on the planet, with the largest among them reaching into virtually every country in the world and exceeding most governments in size and power. While corporations are characters in larger in stories of industrialization and capitalism, this seminar will emphasize the specific features of public corporations and their historical and contemporary relations to individuals, states, families, ethnic and racial groups, and other social actors. How did corporations emerge? How do the ways corporations shape activities compare/contrast with government regulation? How are corporations governed and how is this related to American constitutional democracy? Under what circumstances do corporations exercise military force? How do we participate in them as consumers, employees, and stockholders—and what are the conflicts among these forms of participation? What rights and responsibilities should corporations have? How should we engage them as citizens? We will examine these questions with particular reference to the greatest early joint stock corporation, the English East India Company, and Walmart.

Responsibilities*

The GSI will lead two discussion sections of the larger course, and will work closely with the course's faculty instructor to achieve the teaching and learning outcomes of the course.As part of the Honors Core Curriculum, this course introduces first- and second- Honors students to the fields, questions and meta-questions, and methodologies of the Social Sciences. This course is a discussion section of a large lecture course; the lead instructor of the course will provide regular guidance; GSIs will collaborate with him and other GSIs in the course, and instructors and GSIs from other Honors Core Courses. GSIs in the Honors Core are expected to participate in occasional events for Core courses.

Required Qualifications*

Good standing in a PhD program in a relevant department.

Desired Qualifications*

Good standing in a PhD program in a relevant department; experience teaching social science courses at UM or other college or university.

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Lisa Broome at lbroome@umich.edu with questions. Applications are due by December 14, 2018 but all positions may be filled by then.

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Honors Program Associate Director who will make a hiring recommendation to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

GEO Contract Information

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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