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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.
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor's degree in a field related to complex systems such as Political
Science, Economics, Information or Sociology, among others.
Master's or PhD degree in Political Science, Economics or other social science
field. Demonstrated interest in complex systems.
For more information, please contact Mita Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.
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