Welcome and thank you for your interest in working as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in the Department of Communication Studies.
A Departmental GSI Selection Committee is responsible for making final selections for all open GSI positions within the department. Committee members include the Associate Chair of the Doctoral Program, the Department Chair, and the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Doctoral students in Communication Studies receive priority consideration for open GSI positions although the Department may hire students from a variety of programs across the College and University. Graduate students who have previously taught in Communication Studies normally receive priority consideration as well. Doctoral students are limited to 10 terms of financial support from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, including certain types of fellowship support and appointments as a GSI (see The Ten Term Rule), excepting spring/summer terms.
In making hiring decisions, the Committee considers academic qualifications (prior college record and current academic record); competence to teach in particular courses; prior teaching performance (teaching evaluations and/or supervisor evaluations); applicants' and faculty members' stated teaching preferences; and levels of current and prior financial support.