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GSI Job Posting

GSI Openings in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry currently does not have any openings for GSI positions.

How to Apply

Please go to Careers at the U for available postings.


Course Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan generally hires Graduate Student Instructors (GSI) at a 50% appointment for CHEM 125/126, CHEM 211, and CHEM 216.

  1. CHEM 125/126 — General Chemistry Laboratory I & II is a one-hour discussion followed by a two-hour lab. Selected candidates will teach two sections.
  2. CHEM 211 — Investigations in Chemistry is a 3 hour lab section. Selected candidates will teach two sections.
  3. CHEM 216 — Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds is a 4-hour lab section. Selected candidates will teach two sections.


Duties include leading discussion and/or lab sections. Other duties include grading assignments, quizzes and final exams. Depending on the type of course a GSI is assigned to teach they may also be required to hold office hours. Duties vary depending on the type of course (i.e. lab versus discussion).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • GSI training in the U-M Chemistry Department
  • English proficiency, based on ELI-OET, where applicable.

Desired Qualifications

Master's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Contact Information

For information beyond what is included here, please contact:

Heather Hanosh
1500 Chemistry Building

Decision Making Process

Priority will be given to applicants in this order: Chemistry graduate students, non-Chemistry graduate students working in Chemistry laboratories, graduate students working in program affiliated with Chemistry, and all other qualified graduate students.

Selection Process

Complete applications received by the due date will be reviewed by the Associate Chair of Curriculum. The estimated date by which offers will be extended is several weeks before the beginning of the term.

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.