Graduate Students

GSI Job Posting for CICS 101

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Address for drop off applications:  International Institute, 1080 South University, 2660 Ann Arbor, MI.  48109

Appointment period:  Fall Term, 2012

Course name:  Introduction to International Studies (University Course 145 / Geography 145 / CICS 101)

Lecture meets: Tu/Th 2:30 to 4:30 pm.  See the Fall 2012 LSA course guide schedule for details.

This course explores the ways that ideas, people, goods, and natural resources flow across political and cultural borders, examines the consequences of those flows and helps students understand how an interest in these topics can be the basis for a professional career.  Designed for freshmen and sophomores, but open to any undergraduate, the course is intended to stimulate interest in further course work in International Studies.  It is a core course for the International Studies major and it fills the geography requirement for students in the School of Education.

The modules cover globalization or the transnational movement of information, capital, goods, people and ideas; international organizations and relations; human rights and human security; geography, earth systems, and human development; and culture and identity. 

The three GSIs selected for this course will have the following responsibilities:

  • Grading, including written assignments, exams, and class participation
  • Course logistics, including maintenance of the course web site;
  • Working with guest lecturers, including the selection of readings;
  • Leading three discussion sections, which will meet bi-weekly;
  • Student advising, with regular office hours, especially on the development of paper topics;

FTE:  Three positions at 50%.

Minimum qualifications:  Graduate students in any social science discipline or professional school are invited to apply. 

Selection criteria:  We will choose applicants with the strongest and most relevant teaching experience, work experience, and academic training.  

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions.  Upon request, any applicant denied employment will receive, within fourteen  (14) calendar days, a written explanation of the reasons for denial of employment, and/or an in-person interview with the hiring agent(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.  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 agent(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

Please send resume, including previous teaching experience, one page cover letter and student evaluations to  

Application deadline:  March 6, 2012

Notification date:   April 6, 2012

Final applicant selection will be made by Professor Ken Kollman and Greta Uehling

Applicants may request status of his or her application at any time.

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