Graduate Student Instructor,Sociology

Michigan, United States
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Part Time

How to Apply

This application has two parts. In addition to submitting this application, you must also complete the application at this link: This application includes selecting course preferences, uploading a C.V. and transcript, and providing optional additional information (recommendation letter(s), etc.).

The deadline for application will be Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Course Description

The Department of Sociology is seeking to hire GSIs for the Winter 2019 term. Fraction appointments will range from .25 to .50, and will not be finalized until mid-December. Official offer letters will be sent out at that time.

The courses seeking GSIs are:

  • Sociology 100 – Intro to Sociology
  • Sociology 102 – Intro to Sociology: Sports & Society
  • Sociology 215 - Organizations & Society
  • Sociology 368 - Criminology

For more information about course content, instructors, and class meeting times, please refer to the LSA Course Guide, available October 29, 2018:


Responsible for leading discussion sections, holding office hours, meeting with the instructor and other tasks outlined in the attached fraction calculation form.

Required Qualifications*

Sociology coursework experience

Desired Qualifications*

Teaching experience.

Contact Information

Decision Making Process
Priority consideration for GSI positions within the Department of Sociology are given to applicants enrolled in the graduate program in Sociology who have funding commitments and, who also are, in good standing within the program.Second consideration is given to Sociology students without funding commitments and who are in good standing in the program. Third consideration is given to non-Sociology UM graduate students with a social science background. Please note that the vast majority of positions are offered to Sociology students due to departmental funding commitments made at the time of admission. 

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed and positions are assigned by the Graduate Director.Considerations include academic qualifications, prior teaching experience, and faculty members stated teaching preference. If offered a GSI position, the deadline to respond to offer letters is one week from the distribution date of the letter.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, 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, 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 of Institutional Equity may be found at and for the University Ombuds at 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 his or her preferred assignment, he or she 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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