GSI, Reader, & Tutor Positions

Thank you for your interest in a teaching assistant position at the School of Information.

These positions are subject to our having sufficient financial resources and the courses meeting enrollment minimums.


Fall 2019 Open Positions

Reader Positions

Note that positions less than 25% (10 hours per week) do not include fee remission.

Data Science courses follow the MIDS program academic calendar: Fall 2019 classes run from August 26 to December 14. Data Science courses are online; GSIs and readers do not need to be physically in Berkeley.

Unavailable positions

The following positions are no longer available. Although they will still appear on the application form, these positions have either been filled or cancelled:

  • Data Science W200. Python Fundamentals for Data Science
  • Data Science W201. Research Design and Applications for Data and Analysis
  • Data Science W203. Statistics for Data Science
  • Data Science W205. Fundamentals of Data Engineering
  • Data Science W209. Data Visualization
  • Data Science W241. Experiments and Causal Inference
  • Data Science W251. Deep Learning in the Cloud and at the Edge
  • Data Science W261. Machine Learning at Scale
  • Data Science W266. Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning
  • Data Science W271. Statistical Methods for Discrete Response, Time Series, and Panel Data
  • Info 188. Behind the Data: Humans and Values
  • Info 190. Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Info 202. Information Organization and Retrieval
  • Info 206A. Introduction to Programming and Computation and Info 206B. Introduction to Data Structures and Analytics
  • Info 213. User Interface Design and Development
  • Info 232. Applied Behavioral Economics
  • Info 253. Front-End Web Architecture
  • Info 254. Data Mining and Analytics
  • Info 271B. Quantitative Research Methods for Information Systems and Management
  • Info 290. Product Design Studio
  • Info 290. Research Design and Applications for Data and Analysis
  • Info 290M. Lean/Agile Product Management

Note: When applying, although the field “How many hours per week do you want to work?” is required, we will be ignoring the field in our hiring decisions. See the list above for position hours.


Position Descriptions

Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) may lead discussion or laboratory sections, hold office hours, read student papers, and more, under the active supervision of a faculty member. They may also assist with planning assignments or exams or grading. See full description

Readers typically grade student assignments, papers, and/or exams. They may also attend lectures, hold office hours, or have other duties. Readers do not teach. See full description

Tutors typically provide individual or group tutoring sessions. They may also attend lectures, hold office hours, or have other duties. Tutors do not teach. See full description


Salary information:

Monthly pay depends upon your appointment title and appointment percentage. For current pay rates and job classifications, see http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/labor/contracts/BX/current-rates.

For students hired as GSIs: First-time GSIs must have completed or be enrolled in a 300-level pedagogy seminar, complete an online professional standards and ethics course, and attend the 1- or 2-day teaching conference before the start of the semester. First-time GSIs who fail to pass the 300-level course must retake and pass the course before they are eligible to teach again. Requirements for first-time GSIs. More GSI policies and guidelines. Note: This does not apply to positions classified as tutors or readers.


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The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized). The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for special disabled veterans, Vietnam era veterans, and any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable state and federal laws.

Last updated:

August 22, 2019