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WGS 400 Women's Reproductive Health, Winter 22

Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

How to ApplyA cover letter is required to apply for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills, education, and experience related directly to it. Please include the names and email addresses of at least two professional references. The name of your uploaded application document in the system should be your last name and the course number: LastName.WGS400. If you have served as a GSI at U-M, as part of your cover letter please also provide the course title, number, term, and faculty instructor for each course taught. Please combine the summary sheets of the E evaluations for these courses into one document named "LastName.WS400.Evals" and email to Please do not email other application materials to this address. All must apply through the system.Course DescriptionUnderstanding women's reproductive health requires understanding the intersections of reproductive bodies and gender, race, class, culture, geography, economic status and nation. This course will explore the continuum of women's reproductive lives, including menstruation, sex, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, abortion, and birth, among other topics. The course uses biomedical, feminist, reproductive justice, health disparities and global health frameworks to address the complexities of reproductive health. Students will learn how to think critically and use interdisciplinary lenses to complicate biomedical understandings of reproduction. Most weeks, the course features guest lectures from faculty at the medical school and across campus, in order to provide depth and expertise, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on reproductive health. There will also be connections with current events, with required viewing of a television series that engages with many of the course's themes.Responsibilities*The course is taught by two faculty members and two GSIs. The GSI attends lecture, teaches two one hour sections with 30 students each, holds office hours, and is responsible for grading papers and exams. Students who apply must be able to attend the course lecture (Mondays, 1:00-3:00pm),The course meets the upper-level writing requirement for undergraduates and part if this GSI appointment is through the Sweetland Writing Center. GSIs work with students on writing skills. As required by the Sweetland Writing Center, GSIs who have not taken Writing 993 (Teaching Writing in the Disciplines) must take this one-credit remote synchronous hands-on workshop that trains GSIs on how to teach and grade writing either before or while teaching this class. GSIs may take Writing 993 on Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm or Wednesday, 9:00-10:00am in winter term.GSI who have not previously taught in Women's and Gender Studies will be required to attend a five hour WGS Teaching Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. GSIs who have not previously taught at U-M are required to take the online Winter 2022 GSI Teaching Orientation will include an asynchronous Canvas course available to GSIs starting Tuesday, December 7, 2021. GSIs must complete the online GSITO course by 11:59pm, Sunday, January 9, 2022. In addition to these asynchronous modules, GSIs will have the opportunity to participate in an online, synchronous practice teaching session.Required Qualifications*To be appointed as a GSI or GSSA, a graduate student must be in good standing in their degree program and for Terms I and II, must be registered for not less than six (6) credit hours. With written approval of the student's faculty advisor, five (5) credit hours may be acceptable.Desired Qualifications*Applicants should have teaching experience and background and knowledge relevant to women's reproductive health.LSA student enrolled in a graduate program.Contact InformationSend inquiries to wgsgsiinquiry@umich.eduDecision Making ProcessThe faculty members teaching the course review the applications and recommend qualified candidates to the department. The department makes the final offers.Selection ProcessPlease see decision making process.GEO Contract InformationThe 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. Information for the Office for Institutional Equity may be found at and for the University Ombuds at 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 , and its relation to your employment can be found in MOU 10 of your employment contract.U-M EEO/AA StatementThe University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites. Job DetailJob Opening ID 206249Working Title WGS 400 Women's Reproductive Health, Winter 22Job Title GRAD STU INSTRWork Location Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MIFull/Part Time Part-TimeRegular/Temporary RegularFLSA Status ExemptOrganizational Group College Of LsaDepartment LSA Women's and Gender StudiesPosting Begin/End Date 10/25/2021 - 11/08/2021Career InterestGraduate Students Graduate Student Instructors (GEO)

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