Graduate Student Employment

Hiring for Summer/Fall 2019:

The Department of Economics will be accepting applications for GSI, Reader, and Tutor positions for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters shortly. Information will be posted soon. The link to the application is here.

The deadline to apply for these positions is April 5th, 2019.

Please apply for only positions that you would accept if they were offered to you. Priority will be given to applications completed by this deadline. We hope to assign positions shortly thereafter.

Before applying, please make sure you meet all requirements. Note especially the pedagogy requirement as well as the requirement to be on campus by Wednesday, August 21st, 2019.

You will need to authenticate via the CalNet system in order to apply. You can check the Online Schedule of Classes for course scheduling information. If you are taking classes, please check to make sure you will not have any conflicts with the courses you are applying for.

For any information on the different positions, visit the types of employment page.

If you need assistance or have any questions or comments, please contact the Department of Economics Head GSI, Preston Mui (

Hiring Process (New Information for Summer/Fall 2019)

We have expanded the number of position rankings so that you can rank many more positions. There is no need to avoid ranking a position you think you are unlikely to get for fear of "wasting" a ranking -- if you don't get (for example) your first choice, we simply shift your rankings up (so your second choice becomes your first choice, and so on).

Once you have been offered and accepted a position, you will meet with Campus Shared Services staff to begin the hiring paperwork. Marianne Callahan is the department's HR Partner and she will typically arrange all necessary meetings to complete the hiring process. 

On-Campus Dates (New Information for Fall 2019)

Please be aware that final exams are held relatively late for this Fall 2019 semester, between December 16 and December 20. Please do not make travel plans to interfere with GSI or Reader duties for proctoring and grading, if you take a position with the Department of Economics.

Collective Bargaining Agreement

The titles GSI, Reader, Tutor, and are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Academic Student Employee Union, UAW2865. Under the language of the contract, students hired in these titles are referred to as Academic Student Employees (ASEs); you will find this acronym used in the contract and in campus communications.

The current UAW Academic Student Employees Unit contract is available here. GSRs are not covered by the agreement.

If you need assistance or have any questions or comments, please contact the Department of Economics Head GSI, Preston Mui ( ).

For additional information and questions on graduate student employment, please contact Graduate Appointments at the Graduate Division.

Graduate Student Employment Resources