WI22 ENVIRON 310 - Colacino 30%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Job details Job Type Part-time Full Job Description How to Apply

This is a posting for one Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) at 30% FTE .

Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document to Dropbox by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:


  • a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
  • a resume or curriculum vita
  • copy of the undergraduate and graduate transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • teaching history (list course and department)
  • any available teaching evaluations

Name the .PDF file as follows: last name.first name.course number. For example: Doe.John.Environ310
Verify your own course schedule against the schedule for the course to which you are applying as a GSI. All GSIs are required to attend the lecture and discussion times as posted.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the study of toxicology, exploring relationships between environmental chemicals and adverse human health outcomes. More specifically, the course examines chemical and biological factors that determine and influence toxicity, and the role of chemical exposure in the development of specific diseases such as cancer, birth defects and reproductive disorders.

  • Assist with setting up and maintaining Canvas site (current course information, schedule, lecture materials, case study materials, gradebook, etc.)
  • Lead class discussions lectures on case studies as assigned (4)
  • Provide lectures for occasional classes (2)
  • Identify two new case studies for discussion with reading material (with guidance from instructor)
  • Lead review sessions (4)
  • Make arrangements for guest lecturers
  • Assist in the preparation of exams and quizzes, including drafting questions
  • Prepare, administer during class, and manage quizzes using Canvas.
  • Grade exams, quizzes and papers
  • Set up and maintain database for grades
  • Hold weekly office hours

?The GSI is expected to gain skills for setting up and maintaining the Canvas course site and gradebook; attend all classes; arrive to the class sufficiently early to set up computer projection for PowerPoint; hold weekly office hours; conduct review sessions every 3-4 weeks or as needed; assist in the preparation of class materials, including PowerPoint slides and handouts; assist in the preparation of exam material; grade exams, term papers and class presentations; conduct class discussion sessions on topics and readings .

Required Qualifications*
  • Academic preparation in physiology and college-level chemistry
  • Able to conduct searches of the scientific literature using PubMed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Punctuality and efficiency completing course-related work
  • Reliability
  • Good interpersonal relations skills
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software
  • Applicant must be in good standing as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. If the language of instruction at a student’s undergraduate institution was not English, they 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 LS&A.
Desired Qualifications*
  • Academic preparation in toxicology and cell biology
  • Graduate training in toxicology
  • Prior GSI or other teaching experience
  • Familiarity with Canvas and Canvas quizzes
  • Successful completion of ENVIRON 310 course as student
Additional Information

If you have questions about how to apply for the position please email [email protected] .

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. Justin Colacino, [email protected]

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of fourteen calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the fifteenth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Faculty review applications for positions in their courses and indicate their ranked preferences. They are also asked to indicate whether they regard any applicants as unqualified and why.

Selection Process

Instructors have access to their position description and selection criteria along with the applications for their course(s). Instructors review their applications and rank the candidates for each position. In addition to ranking the qualified applicants, instructors may identify applicants as unqualified for the position.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression (whether actual or perceived), 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, medical conditions including those related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, arrest record, 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.

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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an employee does not receive their preferred assignment, they 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.

Standard Practice Guide 601.38, Required Disclosure of Felony Charges and/or Felony Convictions applies to all Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs). SPG 601.38 may be accessed online at spg.umich.edu/policy/601.38 , and its relation to your employment can be found in MOU 10 of your employment contract.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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