Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI)

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

Summer 2019 Physics Application is now available. Applications from Physics Graduate Students submitted by Monday, April 15, will get priority. 

Fall 2019 Physics GSI Applications are also available. Physics graduate students must use the Fall 2019 Physics GSI Application for Physics Graduate Students. Outside graduate students must use the Fall 2019 Physics GSI Application for Outside 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, April 15, 2019, 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 account to submit a Physics GSI Application. Only one Physics GSI application per 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

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 Fall 2019 must complete the online Language Proficiency Screening Questionnaire by March 1, 2019 (if they have not already submitted one) in order to be scheduled to take the Oral Proficiency Test (OPT), if necessary, this semester. OPTs are not available during the summer break. Students currently enrolled in Lan Pro 380 (formerly offered as Lan Pro 100A) 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 (, if you have any questions.