Like most units on campus, the Program in the Environment hires qualified graduate students to assist professors with class laboratory, discussion and lecture sessions. Consistent with the Program's interdisciplinary focus, these graduate student instructors (GSIs) are from a variety of academic disciplines across campus.
To be eligible to apply for an instructor position, a graduate student must be in good standing in a University of Michigan graduate degree program, and be qualified to do the teaching that is outlined in the position description. In addition, students must be making satisfactory progress toward the degree, as determined by their home unit. Ph.D. students will be limited to ten terms of teaching, dual degree master’s students to seven terms of teaching and single degree master’s students to four terms of teaching. Teaching while enrolled in a master’s program counts toward the ten-term limit for students who go on for a Ph.D. All new Graduate Student Instructors attend an orientation session and 20 hours of training.