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Applicants must include with this application the following materials:   

  1. A letter of recommendation 
  2. A resume or curriculum vita 
  3. Any available teaching evaluations 
  4. Copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine) 
  5. A list of your financial support history at the University (how many terms of financial support received to date by term/year, department, description, appointment fraction) 
  6. Teaching history (list course and department) 

Course Description   

ORGSTUDY 305. Inside Organizations (Prof. Stephen Garcia)   

This course offers an overview of the psychology of people in organizations, broadly defined. Topics will focus on social dynamics in organizations, including employee motivation, influencing others, decision-making, cooperation, culture, leadership, and teams, to name a few. The format of the course will comprise lectures, general discussions, and smaller seminar discussions. To complement the standard reading material, case studies will also be read as a common touchstone for analyzing and discussing psychological phenomena in a real world organizational context.   

Anticipated Class Schedule: Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Estimated effort for the positions: 1 GSI position (.25 FTE) 
Benefits: Tuition waiver and stipend as provided in UM/GEO Agreement 


The GSI will: (a) Assist in organizing ad-hoc student groups, (b) Provide assistance and feedback for assignments and content relating to the course, (c) Manage resources for the classroom and any field work, (d) Assist in CourseTools management, (e) Evaluate student work and record grades, (f) Search for and screen relevant case studies and classroom exercises, and (g) Handle other miscellaneous issues related to the course. 

Required Qualifications

Past course work and/or professional experience in the area of the psychology of organizations or organizational behavior.  

In compliance with Appendix A of the 2011-2014 UM/GEO agreement (see pp. 90-92 of the UM/GEO agreement), the College of LSA requires that potential GSIs whose undergraduate medium of instruction is not English be evaluated for effective proficiency in classroom English. Effective proficiency includes fluent and intelligible speech, the ability to understand the English spoken by the undergraduate students, the ability to produce organized, coherent explanations, and the ability to contribute to the development of interactions with their students. As part of the training and testing, graduate students are required to demonstrate their effective proficiency by taking the GSI-OET conducted by independent evaluators from the Testing Division at the English Language Institute and a faculty representative from the department in which the prospective GSI will be teaching. 

Desired Qualifications

Interest in the psychology of organizations; graduate students in related disciplines. 

Contact Information

Denise Yekulis
Program Assistant
713 Dennison-1042

Decision Making Process

All applications will be submitted for review to the faculty member teaching the course. After review of applications and possible interviews, the decisions will be made by the Professor of the course.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include strong interest in the subject matter, merit, experience, other training or experience which may be required and explicit to the teaching goals/requirements of a specific course, applicants previous receipt of financial aid, availability of funding, and relevance to graduate training. Decisions will be made and offers extended by the week of November 17, 2014. Applicants may request the status of their application from the program at any time. 

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, 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, 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. 

Information for the Office of Institutional Equity may be found at and for the University Ombuds.   

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 agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.   

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. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement 

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