Application and Hiring

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

We have expanded the number of position rankings so that you can rank every position. The matching process is essentially a Gale-Shapley algorithm. As such, there is no need to avoid ranking a position you are unlikely to get under fear of "wasting" a ranking, since 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. 

Collective Bargaining Agreement

The titles GSI, Reader, Tutor, and are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the United Automobile Workers (UAW). 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.

Spring 2019 Application