GSI - CMPLXSYS 391

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

October 20, 2021

Description

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How to Apply

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

Job Summary

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems is seeking two .5 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) to teach the Discussion sections of CMPLXSYS 391 Introduction to Modeling Political Processes in the Winter 2022 semester.

Course Description

In this course, we study the science and art of modeling political, economic, and social systems. The models that we construct contain actors that represent individuals, groups, organizations, nations, and even ideas themselves. Understanding, interpreting, and applying these models requires some facility with mathematical representations and algebraic manipulations and a desire to use mathematics to leverage understanding. We use models to think logically, to try to make sense of empirical regularities in the world and to think about how to design institutions and actions to beneficially intervene in processes involving social actors. This class will differ from other classes in that we won't focus on a particular subject. Instead, we are learning frameworks through which we can view many subjects and become better thinkers.

Responsibilities

Each GSI will teach three one-hour Discussion sections per week. Other duties include grading assignments, quizzes, projects, holding office hours and other class management tasks and bookkeeping.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field related to complex systems such as Political Science, Economics, Information or Sociology, among others.

Desired Qualifications

Master's or PhD degree in Political Science, Economics or other social science field. Demonstrated interest in complex systems.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Mita Gibson at msgibson@umich.edu.

Decision Making Process

Priority will be given to applicants in this order: Graduate students with demonstrated interest and/or experience in complex systems, graduate students with experience in political science, all other qualified applicants.

Selection Process

Complete applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by relevant faculty and the director of Complex Systems. The estimated date by which offers will be extended is several weeks before the start of the Winter 2022 semester.

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.

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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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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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