Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)

We begin recruiting Summer and Fall Physics GSIs in March of the same year. We begin recruiting Spring Physics GSIs in late September/early October of the preceding year.

Spring 2019 Physics GSI Applications are now available. Outside graduate students must use the Spring 2019 Physics GSI Application for Outside Graduate Students. Physics graduate students must use the Spring 2019 Physics GSI Application for Physics Graduate Students. We will accept GSI applications as long as there is a need; however, physics graduate students must submit their fall GSI application by MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 to get priority.

GSI hiring order is as follows: 1) physics graduate students, 2) continuing or returning Physics GSIs from outside departments with high GSI evaluation scores, and 3) remaining qualified applicants.
You must be logged in to your @berkeley.edu account to submit a Physics GSI Application. Only one Physics GSI application per XXXX@berkeley.edu can be submitted. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting; however, you must submit your application to save any information you entered. You may return to your submitted application for further editing.

If you are not a native speaker of English, you must meet the Oral English Proficiency Requirement. The GSI Teaching and Resource Center's Language Proficiency Program information can be found
at:

http://gsi.berkeley.edu/programs-services/language-proficiency/

All continuing graduate students who do not speak English as a native language and who plan to teach for the first time as a GSI in Spring 2019  must complete the online Language Proficiency Screening Questionnaire by OCTOBER 1, 2018 (if they have not already submitted one) in order to be scheduled to take a language test this semester. Students currently enrolled in Lan Pro 380 courses should not fill out the questionnaire as they will be scheduled for OPT testing later in the semester
.

The GSI Center’s Language Proficiency Program staff will help you determine whether you need to take a language proficiency test or course to be appointed as a GSI.  Be aware that only the Language Proficiency Program staff can evaluate your Oral English Proficiency Requirement
.

Please contact Donna Sakima (sakima@berkeley.edu), if you have any questions.