GSI Job Postings

GSI Openings in Physics for Non-Physics Graduate Students Fall 2014

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants not registered for the Physics PhD program should submit their CV through the UM Jobs portal. Please log in to the UM Jobs portal (Upper right corner) and search for Job Opening ID 82972. In addition, you should submit a copy of your course schedule and transcript printed from Wolverine Access, to Christine Bolang, physics.sso@umich.edu.

Decision Making Process

Because teaching is a part of the Physics Department Graduate Funding Program, priority will be given to applicants in this order: Physics graduate students, non-Physics graduate students working in Physics laboratories, graduate students working in programs affiliated with Physics, all other qualified graduate students.

Selection Process

Completed applications received by the due date (Wednesday December 10, 2014) will be reviewed by Professor Bob Savit, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. The estimated date by which winter semester offers will be extended is Friday, December 19, 2014.

Course Description

The Physics Department at the University of Michigan hires Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) at 25% and/or 50% appointments for PHYSICS 136, PHYSICS 141, PHYSICS 236 and PHYSICS 241.  For the Fall and Winter Semesters, these labs will begin the second week of class.

PHYSICS 136: Physics for the Life Sciences I is a 1 credit mechanics laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 135 Physics for the Life Sciences I.  1 lab meets for two hours per week.  .25 = 2 labs, .50 = 4 labs.

PHYSICS 141: Elementary Laboratory I is a 1 credit mechanics laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 140 General Physics I.  1 lab meets for two hours per week.  .25 = 2 labs, .50 = 4 labs.

PHYSICS 236: Life Sciences Lab II is a 1 credit electricity and magnetism laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 235 Physics for the Life Sciences II.  1 lab meets for two hours per week.  .25 = 2 labs, .50 = 4 labs.

PHYSICS 241: Elementary Physics II is a 1 credit electricity and magnetism laboratory course to be elected concurrently with PHYSICS 240 General Physics II.  1 lab meets for two hours per week.  .25 = 2 labs, .50 = 4 labs.

Responsibilities

Duties include leading lab sections of 20 students, grading assignments and quizzes, posting final grades and attending a weekly GSI meeting. GSIs are also required to hold office hours in the Physics Help Room based on the number of labs s/he is assigned to teach. Duties may vary depending on the type of course (Mechanics vs. E&M).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Physics; GSI training in the UM-Physics Department; English proficiency, based on ELI-OET, where applicable.

Contact Information

For information beyond what is included here, please contact: Christine Bolang, Student Administration Manager physics.sso@umich.edu 1440 Randall Lab

GEO Contract Information

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