GSIs Psychology Dept. WINTER 2022 Term

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

November 8, 2021

Description

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How to Apply

TO APPLY all applicants MUST complete BOTH steps below to be considered for a GSI position. BOTH are DUE BY Monday, October 25, 2021. All documents must be received by this date.

1. Apply through careers.umich.edu to this posting - # 204786 - click on "Apply Now" button. Note: DO NOT submit additional materials (e.g., resume, cover letter, etc.,) when applying in careers.umich.edu.

2. Complete the Psych GSI Application Form (in Sharepoint) found here: https: // sharepoint.psych.lsa.umich.edu/psycsaa/Pages/PsychGSIApp.aspx (if an old application shows up, you may need to clear your browser cache). Carefully read and complete the Sharepoint application. Combine required documents in a SINGLE PDF and attach it to the application BEFORE submitting.

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    Course Description

    Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), James Hoeffner, 2252 East Hall, jhoeff@umich.edu

    GSIs are responsible for 3, weekly, 1-hour discussion sections. Discussion sections (1) clarify materials covered in lecture and in the book, (2) introduce new material, and (3) provide a forum for students to discuss what they are learning. Running a discussion section entails preparing a syllabus, preparing weekly lessons, coordinating with the lecture, holding regular office hours, writing and proctoring exams, responding to student emails, grading assignments, maintaining a grade book, and assigning and entering final grades. Please note: GSIs are expected to attend lecture and GSI meetings in which we will discuss pedagogy, lesson plans, and problems.

    Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE) , Elizabeth Buvinger, buvinger@umich.edu

    Enthusiastic, articulate, personable GSIs with background in Psychology are needed for Psych 111. GSIs are responsible for three weekly 1 hour discussion sections each. Discussion sections are used to (1) clarify materials covered in lectures and texts, (2) engage students in active learning, and (3) provide students a forum to discuss what they are learning in lecture. GSIs will share responsibility for creating lesson plans for each discussion section; each GSI will create the lesson plan for 3 sections. In addition to leading discussion sessions, GSIs are expected to attend the two weekly lectures, one weekly 2-hour GSI meeting (will be scheduled to start between 9am-3pm on Mondays), hold two hours per week of office hours, grade all Canvas submitted assignments, respond to student emails, help write weekly chapter tests, help create two written assignment prompts and rubrics, maintain Canvas gradebook, and submit final grades.

    Psych 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Shelly Schreier, schreier@umich.edu

    Motivated, resourceful, and dependable graduate students with an interest in the broad field of psychology needed for GSI positions in Introductory Psychology. GSI responsibilities will include grading, keeping track of grades, holding office hours and review sessions. GSIs will also be responsible for some exam preparation, answering student emails, class attendance and weekly meetings for planning purposes. Responsibilities may also include finding and organizing class materials. This Intro Psych class does not have discussion sections.

    Psych 112 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY AS A NATURAL SCIENCE (0.5 FTE), Brian Malley, bmalley@umich.edu

    Fans of the human mind needed. This course is a great place for motivated intellectuals interested in (1) broadening their own understanding of psychology in the context of the natural sciences and (2) helping young people understand our human nature and how to make the most of it. You don't need to know a lot of psychology in advance, but you do need to be eager to learn, both psychology and the craft of teaching. GSIs are responsible for assisting Dr. Malley with course administration, preparing up to four discussion section lessons during the term, running three weekly 1-hour discussion sections, and managing about 75 students as they progress through the course. Active participation is also required in lectures and a weekly GSI meeting. The ideal GSI combines enthusiasm and compassion for young people with high standards that will challenge them intellectually, academically, and personally.

    Psych 211 PROJECT OUTREACH (0.5 FTE), Jerry Miller, jmmiller@umich.edu

    GSIs are responsible for a section of approximately 30-90 Psych 211 students and 10 advanced undergrad group leaders. Plan and coordinate all section activities; prepare section syllabus and readings; arrange for all guest lectures, films, etc.; select, coordinate and supervise all section placement agencies/sites; select, instruct, supervise and evaluate group leaders. Evaluation procedures include observation of groups, grading papers, etc. Conduct weekly section planning/supervision meeting with group leaders of 90 minutes. Direct weekly lecture/discussion of two hours. Prepare and deliver several lectures each semester. Resolve section problems, plan placement activities, evaluate student performance, etc. Work with faculty coordinator and other GSIs on overall course planning. COMPETENCIES PREFERRED: Experience/commitment to both direct and preventive community service programming, optimally with the specified population. Knowledge of community service for specified populations. Knowledge of factors related to causation, maintenance and remediation of problems unique to each specified population. Previous experience in undergrad teaching and group facilitation.

    Psych 220 BIOPSYCH FOR NON-MAJORS (0.5 FTE), Jennifer Cummings, jacummin@umich.edu

    The GSI will be responsible for teaching 3 discussion sections/week. GSI will also assist the instructor with several aspects of the course, including preparing exams, assisting with review sessions, holding office hours, fielding some student emails, grading exams and may teach a lecture. The GSI should attend lectures and be sufficiently familiar with the course content to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet once/week with the instructor, as well as be available via email throughout the week. The GSI is also expected to help proctor exams, keep track of attendance and help compute grades.

    Psych 223/ALA 223 Entrepreneurial Creativity (0.5 FTE), Eric Fretz, ebfretz@umich.edu

    The Psychology Department is seeking Graduate Student Instructors to each teach two (2) sections each of Entrepreneurial Creativity. This class is the LS&A core of the Entrepreneurship Minor and will explore the relation between creativity, innovation, and problem-solving processes. The selected candidates will each teach two of the discussion sections associated with Entrepreneurial Creativity. The lecture meets 2 hours/week. The sections likely meet on Friday, from 12:00PM to 1:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

    Responsibilities Attend all lectures, operate attendance tracking technology system during lecture as required, and post attendance data to Canvas. Meet weekly with lecturer as required, hold weekly office hours for discussion section, creating and submitting regular reports (i.e., putting section attendance in Canvas and updating student team progress on a master list). Respond to student email, questions, and concerns; grade two or three 1500-word reaction papers (per student, total student load varies between 60 and 75); prepare and deliver one guest lecture (optional). Conduct discussion section activities and deliver content in discussion section as provided by lecturer. Supervise teams during section and provide them feedback utilizing rubric/checklist provided by lecturer. Create own discussion section activities and materials (as desired.)

    Required Qualifications Graduate student in good standing in social science or related field, completion of at least one year of graduate study. Familiarity with current attendance technology tools and Canvas LMS; strong English language and proof-reading skills.

    Desired Qualifications Experience or interest in post-secondary teaching and team skills. Experience or interest in entrepreneurship; strong interpersonal skills (comfortable providing direction to student teams). Experience in the following areas considered a plus: the study of creativity, background in law, background in technology and/or interface design, background in business or prior entrepreneurial activity.

    Psych 230 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Martin Sarter, msarter@umich.edu

    GSIs teach three weekly discussion sections, hold office hours, and lead neuroanatomy demonstrations in their sections. GSIs also attend lectures, so as to be able to further explain lecture material as needed in the discussion sections. Grading duties: GSIs proctor and grade the 3 exams given in lecture, and they also grade one Discussion Quiz, one reaction essay and one term project/paper by students in their sections. GSIs host Q&A review sessions before lecture exams, and help coordinate course duties such as arranging brain dissection in Discussion Sections and compiling final grades. COMPETENCIES: Basic neuroscience, particularly neuronal signaling mechanisms, and familiarity with behavioral neuroscience.

    Psych 235 INTRO TO EVOLUTION & BEHAVIOR (0.5 FTE), Alexandra Rosati, rosati@umich.edu

    Psych 235 focuses on the evolutionary foundations of animal and human behavior, including cooperation, aggression, foraging, mating, kinship, and culture. The GSI will be responsible for leading 3 one-hour discussion sections; holding office hours; attending (or watching, as relevant) lectures; grading three exams (a mixture of multiple-choice and short-answer questions) and other short assignments; and will have a weekly check in- meeting with the instructor. The discussion sessions will involve a mix of reviewing core concepts to strengthen understanding of material from lectures, leading discussions of empirical papers; and hands-on activities or games that illustrate different aspects of the evolution of behavior. The GSI should have a basic familiarity with foundational concepts in behavior and evolution, and can pick up additional knowledge from the lectures or in consultation with the instructor.

    Psych 240 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Thad Polk, tpolk@umich.edu

    GSIs conduct three discussion sections/week. Attend lecture. Assist in preparing, administering, and scoring of exams. Help students (by holding office hours and review sessions). Hold weekly meetings with instructor. Prepare questions for practice quizzes and exams. Grade a paper that students produce. COMPETENCIES: Familiar with cognitive psychology.

    Psych 240 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Michael Snodgrass, jmsnodgr@umich.edu

    GSIs conduct three 1-hour discussion sections per week. Running a discussion section entails preparing a syllabus, preparing weekly lessons, administering/grading weekly quizzes, coordinating with the lecture, responding to student emails, and holding regular office hours. Attend lecture. Assist in preparing, administering, and scoring of exams. Weekly GSI meetings with instructor to discuss pedagogy, lesson plans, and student issues. Prepare questions for practice quizzes and exams. Maintain grade book, assign/enter final grades. COMPETENCIES: Familiar with cognitive psychology.

    Psych 250-001 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), L. Monique Ward, ward@umich.edu

    GSIs prepare and lead 3 discussion sections each week; hold weekly office hours; conduct review sessions; grade papers; and compute final grades. GSIs are required to attend lectures and a weekly GSI meeting. COMPETENCIES: Excellent knowledge of developmental psychology; clear communication style; works well with others and is a collaborative team player; enthusiasm for working with students; previous teaching experience desirable.

    Psych 250 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Felix Warneken, warneken@umich.edu

    GSIs prepare and lead 3 discussion sections each week; hold weekly office hours, conduct review sessions; attend weekly GSI meeting; attend all lectures; grade papers and compute final grades; COMPETENCIES: Excellent knowledge of developmental psychology; clear communication style; works well with others and is a collaborative team player; enthusiasm for working with students; previous teaching experience desirable.

    Psych 270 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Ashley Gearhardt, agearhar@umich.edu

    GSIs lead three 1-hour discussion sections per week, grade papers, assist with exam preparation, grading, and assessment of course learning objectives. GSIs will conduct content reviews, facilitate group discussions, present new material and demonstrations, attend weekly GSI meetings, and offer office hours. COMPETENCIES: proficiency in the scientific study and treatment of abnormal behaviors; approaches teaching in a critical and collaborative manner; supportive of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the classroom setting; ability to be highly responsible and accountable; appreciative of viewing phenomenon from multiple perspectives. GSIs can also discuss with the instructor the possibility of giving a lecture to the whole class if interested.

    Psych 280 Introduction to Social Psychology (0.5 FTE), Joshua Ackerman, joshack@umich.edu

    GSIs will lead three discussion sections that each meet for one hour per week. These sections meet to conduct demonstrations and empirical projects, as well as to review and discuss material presented in lectures. Additional content not found in the lecture may also be included in these sections. GSIs are expected to attend or view all lectures and also will have the opportunity (if desired) to present one mini-lecture to the general class. A weekly GSI meeting with the faculty member will be held to coordinate and review discussion section progress and content. GSIs will also be involved in preparing and administering exams (which will involve 3 additional meetings during the semester) and in computing grades.

    Psych 290 Intro to Psychology of Personality (0.5 FTE), Myles Durkee, mdurkee@umich.edu

    GSIs will teach 3 discussion sections. They are also expected to attend the main lecture and attend weekly meetings with the instructor and other GSIs. GSIs will help create and grade exams (multiple choice and short essay) and two paper assignments. GSIs will also hold weekly office hours and are encouraged to deliver one guest lecture in the main lecture. COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, expertise and/or strong interest in personality psychology (theory, research, and assessment); ability to work cooperatively with other GSIs and students; good organizational skills.

    Psych 291 Psych Women & Gender (0.5 FTE), Lilia Cortina, lilia@umich.edu

    Psych/WS 291 introduces students to research in gender and feminist psychology. Each week, GSIs will attend two 1.5 hour lectures, lead three 1-hour discussion sections, attend teaching team meetings, and hold office hours. GSIs will work together to develop section materials (recycling materials from prior years where possible); evaluate brief writing assignments; and prepare, proctor, and grade exams. Each GSI will be encouraged to deliver a guest lecture to the full lecture. Desired qualifications: the ideal GSIs will have some background in both psychology and women's and gender studies. Preference may be given to psychology graduate students pursuing either a Certificate or a Joint PhD in Women's and Gender Studies.

    Psych 302 RESEARCH METHODS IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (0.6 FTE, ULWR), Daniel Weissman, danweiss@umich.edu

    This laboratory course provides students with “hands on” research experience in cognitive psychology/neuroscience. The GSI leads TWO 80-minute laboratory sections per week (20 students per section), attends ONE weekly 80-minute lecture given by the professor, and attends ONE 80-minute GSI meeting just after the lecture ends. The GSI also proctors exams and answers student questions over email, during office hours (2 hours per week), and at individually scheduled times (if needed). The GSI also prepares lesson plans and other materials for laboratory sections (although most of these can be re-used from prior semesters) and assists with preparing questions for multiple-choice exams. Finally, the GSI provides feedback on rough drafts of student writing assignments, grades final versions of writing assignments, grades other assignments (e.g. oral presentations), and keeps track of grades.

    COMPETENCIES: Basic understanding of experimental design, statistics, cognitive psychology, and functional MRI (e.g., from undergraduate coursework). Good oral/written communication skills and enthusiasm for teaching are also desirable. Since this course satisfies the Upper Level Writing Requirement in LSA, the GSI must have previously taken, or concurrently take, the one-credit course, WRITING 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (https:// lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduates/courses.html).

    Psych 303 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY: ADVANCED LAB (0.6 FTE, ULWR), Julie Boland; jeboland@umich.edu

    This laboratory course provides an introductory “how to” guide to conducting research in psychology, including library research, study design, data collection and basic analyses, and APA-style writing. GSIs work with students in their lab sections on active learning projects emphasizing “hands on” activities. Several projects involve leading students in using Qualtrics and Excel, along with R or SPSS, for data collection and analysis.

    GSIs attend one lecture (Mondays 4 - 5:30) and one team meeting (Wednesdays 4- 5:30) each week. Each GSI is responsible for supervising TWO 20-student lab sections, with activities planned collaboratively each week by the teaching team. GSIs track their sections' grades, compute and assign final grades aligning across instructors, proctor quizzes, evaluate and comment on written work, hold office hours (2 hours/week), respond to student emails within 24 hrs weekdays, and consult with the instructor and teaching team as needed/desired.

    Because this course meets the Upper Level Writing Requirement in LSA, GSIs must have previously taken (or concurrently take) the 1 credit course, WRITING 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (https:// lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduates/courses.html)

    Psych/Amcult 325 DETROIT INITIATIVE: EMPOWERING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY (0.5 FTE), Rona Carter, ronac@umich.edu

    Psych/Amer Cult 325 focuses on the empowerment of urban families and communities. Psych 325 is both a didactic course that meets for three hours, twice/week and a fieldwork (service learning) placement for undergraduates. In the class, we cover topic-related readings and participatory activities designed to illustrate various identity and social justice issues. The GSI- coordinated fieldwork portion of the course consists of students signing up for service-learning positions at various community agencies in Detroit. These positions typically involve working with existing after-school programs with school age children. The GSI will be involved with helping to facilitate class sessions, assist with course development, and evaluate student work. Other aspects of the position include managing fieldwork and developing and grading assignments based on fieldwork. GSIs will also need to be comfortable discussing issues related to race and ethnicity, social justice and social power, poverty, inequity, community resources, and community agency work.

    Psych 331 RESEARCH METHODS in BBCS (0.6 FTE, ULWR), Jennifer Cummings, jacummin@umich.edu

    As this course satisfies the college upper-level writing requirement, the GSI must complete WRITING 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (https:// lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduates/courses.html either prior to or concurrent with being a GSI for this course. The GSI is expected to attend lecture (once per week for 2 hr/week) and hold 3 hours of office hours weekly. Throughout the semester, the GSI will help organize and guide in-class activities, read and edit student papers, and meet with students outside of class to help with all phases of writing (including but not limited to: organization, outlining, rough and final drafts).

    Psych 336 DRUGS OF ABUSE (0.5 FTE), Terry Robinson, ter@umich.edu

    GSI is primarily responsible for coordinating administrative tasks related to the course, grading exams, leading review sessions prior to each exam, and holding office hours to answer students' questions. GSI is expected to attend lectures, or view recordings, if they have not taken the class previously. GSI will proctor exams, evaluate written work and oral presentations. They will spend time responding to student emails. GSI will keep track of grades and compute, record and assign the grades. If needed (for example if the instructor should be unavailable), they may also give an occasional lecture using a slide presentation prepared by the instructor. They are also expected to attend meetings with the instructor in which we will discuss ideas, problems, and strategies for running the course, as needed. The instructor seeks a GSI who is enthusiastic about teaching. A strong background in biopsychology and behavioral pharmacology is required.

    Psych 340 TOPICS IN CCN: Research Methods in Human Brainwaves (EEG/MEG/ECoG), David Brang, djbrang@umich.edu

    Every week, each GSI leads two 80-minute lab sections (20 students per section), attends one 80-minute lecture, and attends one GSI meeting. GSIs will follow a prepared lesson plan while also preparing additional content for their specific sections as is necessary, as well as exams (multiple choice, fill in the blank, short-answers). GSIs will grade brief written commentaries submitted onto canvas, oral presentations given in their sections, and exams. GSIs will additionally host weekly office hours and meet students at individually scheduled times as necessary. Weekly lab sections include presentations by the students on research articles and 'hands-on' activities to walk students through EEG data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, largely using Matlab-based software (Brainstorm). COMPETENCIES: Experience with cognitive neuroscience and neurophysiology (EEG, MEG, ECoG, or LFPs) (e.g., prior research experience that used these techniques or completion of a graduate course in this area such as Psych 808 BrainWaves).

    Psych 351 ADVANCED LAB IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.6 FTE, ULWR), Elizabeth Buvinger, buvinger@umich.edu

    GSI handles a 1-1/2 hour section each week. Responsibilities on that day include leading workshops and exercises on writing research reports, research methods, and data analyses and supervising practice with research protocols. In addition, GSIs supervise research studies conducted with preschool children, hold office hours, grade APA-style reports and other written assignments, and meet weekly with the instructor (meetings will be scheduled to start sometime between 9am-3pm on Mondays, TBA). They also consult individually with students on major writing assignments. COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of research design, patience, computer and statistical skills, strong background in developmental psychology, and good communication skills-- written and verbal. This course satisfies the college upper-level writing requirement (ULWR), and GSIs must have previously taken or concurrently take WRITING 993: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (https:// lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/graduates/courses.html).

    Psych 353 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (0.5 FTE), Shelly Schreier, schreier@umich.edu

    The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including holding office hours and responding to student e-mails, helping to develop and grade exams and 2-3 applied essays. The GSI should be familiar with psychological concepts related to social development to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet regularly with the instructor to discuss class issues and guidelines for grading. The GSI is also expected to proctor exams and help track and assign the final grades.

    Psych 358 PSYCH OF ADOLESCENCE (0.5 FTE), Daniel Keating, keatingd@umich.edu

    The GSI will be responsible for assisting the instructor with several aspects of the course, including attendance at lectures, grading exams and class projects based on guidelines provided by the instructor, holding office hours, fielding student emails, and maintaining the grading spreadsheets. The GSI should be sufficiently familiar with the course content to be able to assist students in need of extra support. The GSI will meet periodically with the instructor to discuss various aspects of the course. The GSI is also expected to help compute and assign the final grades. Attending lectures and participation in class sessions are expected to be able to assist students with course material.

    Psych 389-001 PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW (0.5 FTE), David Dunning, ddunning@umich.edu

    The GSI is primarily responsible for grading exams, leading review sessions prior to each exam, and holding office hours to answer students' questions. The GSI is expected to attend lecture. The GSI will proctor exams, evaluate written work and oral presentations. They will spend time responding to student emails. The GSI will keep track of grades and compute and assign the final grade. They are also expected to attend a weekly meeting with the instructor in which we will discuss ideas, problems, and strategies for running the course.

    Psych 393 POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY (0.5 FTE), Joshua Rabinowitz, rabinow@umich.edu

    The GSI leads three one-hour long discussion sections, grades papers and exams, and assists in planning papers and exams. Some sections may be devoted to showing videos, movies, etc., which requires GSI to arrange details but requires no additional preparation. The GSI will meet briefly with the instructor on a regular or periodic basis to discuss discussion section activities and guidelines for grading. The GSI is expected to attend lectures or to keep up on the material in consultation with the lead instructor. COMPETENCIES: Interest in psychology or political science or history; sensitivity to diversity issues.

    Psych 449 DECISION PROCESSES (0.5 FTE), Audrey Michal, almichal@umich.edu

    The GSI will be responsible for: (a) attending class (two 1.5 hour sessions per week); (b) conducting two 1-hour discussion/review sessions each week; (c ): grading project assignments and group project final papers; (d) holding office hours; (e) maintaining course records (e.g., in spreadsheets); (f) assisting in maintenance of course website (Canvas). COMPETENCIES: (a) knowledge of the judgment and decision psychology literature; (b) facility with Canvas.

    Psych 614 ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS II (0.5 FTE), Adriene Beltz, abeltz@umich.edu

    GSIs will assist with several aspects of the course and will attend lectures and weekly meetings with the instructor. Responsibilities include supporting student learning by holding office hours, fielding questions via email, and helping maintain the course Canvas site. Responsibilities also include participating in student evaluations by assisting the instructor with the development of quizzes, problem sets, and exams, and by grading and preparing answer keys. GSIs must have a strong foundation in ANOVA/regression, a familiarity with other course content, and a solid background in statistical computing with SPSS and/or R.

    Responsibilities

    Additional responsibilities are listed for each specific position in the GSI course descriptions.

    The appointment period for Winter 2022 Term (including Final Exams and grading) runs 1/1/2022-4/30/2022. Hired GSIs are expected to be available for training and/or orientation prior to the appointment period as noted in the Fraction Calculation Form, and to be available to work throughout the appointment period. Winter 2022 term is planned with instructors teaching in- person.

    REQUIRED TRAININGS - There are trainings required each term for PSYCH GSIs, new and returning, as listed below. It is your responsibility to plan your travel and other responsibilities around these training sessions.

    ALL FIRST-TIME GSIs are required to attend BOTH of the following trainings:

  • Psychology Department New GSI Orientation: Friday, December 10, 2021 - 9am-1:30pm; East Hall B254. ( This is NOT required for Psych grads currently taking Psych 506 Teaching Academy)
  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching GSI Orientation (CRLT GSITO) : An online asynchronous Canvas course. In addition to these asynchronous modules, GSIs will have the opportunity to participate in online synchronous practice teaching sessions. Open dates TBA (usually in December).
  • NOTE: If you previously GSI'd in another department at U of M and already attended the CRLT GSITO, you do not have to attend again.

    ALL RETURNING GSIs, who have taught for the Psych Dept. in a PRIOR Term:

    It is recommended returning Psych GSIs attend a CRLT Seminar during the Winter 2022 term. Seminars will be listed on the CRLT website closer to the start of the term - https:// www. crlt.umich.edu/events .

    Required Qualifications

    Applicant must be a graduate student in good standing at the University of Michigan. Applicant must not have exceeded the College's Ten Term Rule. Additional qualifications are listed for each specific position in the GSI course descriptions.

    Students who did not attend an English-speaking undergraduate institution must be evaluated by the English Language Institute (ELI) for English proficiency and either pass the GSI-OET, or have this test waived by the ELI before they can be eligible for a GSI Appointment in LSA.

    ALL GSIs who are teaching courses for the first time which include a Sweetland Writing Center percentage (ULWR courses) are required to attend the Writing 993 (1 credit) training course in the Winter 2022 term.

    Desired Qualifications

    Additional qualifications are listed for each specific position in the GSI course descriptions.

    Contact Information

    Carefully read instructions on how to apply. If you have questions, contact Megan Wolgast (mwolgast@umich.edu) in the Psychology Student Affairs Office, 1343 EH. Applications are due by the end of Monday, 10/25/2021, and offers will be extended mid-November.

    Decision Making Process

    Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and note their preferences and indicate any applicants deemed unqualified.

    Selection Process

    Faculty recommendations, relevance to graduate training and academic preparation for teaching the course are considered. Psychology Ph. D graduate students will have priority in placement.

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