Hire a GSR, Tutor, or Reader

Please Note:

Students may not begin working until funding has been approved and on-boarding has been completed with Berkeley Regional Services. Failure to comply will result in delayed payment for the student and a Damage Payment assessment against your Faculty Budget. Please submit hiring requests 8-10 days prior to the proposed start dates to account for the students’ on-boarding and possible additional paperwork. If you need to check on a student’s hire status, please feel free to reach out to the Law HR contact, Marissa Ha at mha@law.berkeley.edu.

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)

A GSR is a graduate student who is engaged in or assisting in research projects.

GSRs perform research broadly related to their degree programs in an academic department or research unit under the direction of a faculty member or authorized Principal Investigator. GSRs may or may not collaborate in the publication of research as determined by the faculty member directing the work. GSRs may not be assigned teaching, administrative, or general assistance duties. This is not intended to exclude research-related duties such as quantitative analysis, bibliographic searches or summaries, text editing, lab projects, computer programming, and a reasonable amount of lab maintenance and cleaning.

Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled UC Berkeley 2L, 3L or JSP/Ph.D. students with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be registered and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (except summer and winter breaks) unless already advanced to doctoral candidacy
  • Have no more than 2 Incompletes in upper division or graduate level courses
  • Must meet campus eligibility requirements as stated here.

Restrictions

  • UC Hastings College of Law students may not be appointed as GSRs.
  • Hiring the intended student as a GSR is contingent upon their meeting the requirements for this academic appointment.
  • Hiring for the intended percentage of time and duration of the appointment is dependent upon the availability of funds.
  • Berkeley 1L students are not eligible to work as GSRs without an exception from the Dean of Students.
  • Appointments may not be made after the ninth week of the term.
  • During the academic year, GSRs may not work more than half (50%) time.
  • Appointments must be renewed each semester.
  • All Berkeley Law GSRs are hired at Step 1 and are paid based on a percentage of time not on an hourly basis.
  • Students on Filing Fee status may not be appointed as GSRs

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Recruiting a GSR
Faculty members and Faculty Support Assistants may post a job listing to solicit interested 2Ls or 3Ls in an open GSR position by sending a short email to the Career Development Office’s general email box. Janine Nesset Tominaga will send them a template for registering and entering the information directly into the system. All job announcements are now posted on b-Line which all students have access to and use regularly.
 

 
 
Once you have selected a student
Follow the steps listed to the left to complete the process. Please submit your requests 8-10 days prior to the proposed start dates, as students may need to complete additional paperwork and complete on-boarding with CSS.
 
 

 

For questions, contact Marissa Ha at mha@law.berkeley.edu or (510) 643-3506.

 


 

Tutors

Please Note:

Academic Student Employees (ASEs) with a 25% or greater appointment in the fall term who are employed on or before October 1, 2018 will receive a one-time, $100.00 ratification lump sum payment. Payout of the lump sum is planned to be made to all eligible ASEs with the November 1, 2018 monthly paycheck or the first bi-weekly paycheck commencing after November 1, 2018. The cost of the one-time lump sum payment will be charged to the ASE’s current chartstring.

Graduate students may serve as Tutors, but qualified undergraduates may also be appointed as Tutors. It is preferable that Tutors be students, but this does not preclude the appointment of qualified persons who are not students.

Duties are assigned by the hiring department and are included in the written notification of appointment provided to the appointee by the department. Appointees to the Tutor title are employed to render individual or group instructional activities in support of regular academic programs. Under supervision, a Tutor’s duties may include individual tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, presentation at workshops, and other duties as assigned. Tutors do not perform teaching duties assigned to the GSI series.

To hire tutors, please email Marissa Ha at mha@law.berkeley.edu.

Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled UC Berkeley students with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be registered and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (except summer and winter breaks) unless already advanced to doctoral candidacy
  • Have no more than 2 Incompletes in upper division or graduate level courses
  • Must have taken and received at least a B grade in the course or another course equivalent to the one in which they are serving
  • If tutorship is the student’s first ASE assignment: Must attend the New ASE Orientation sponsored by the Office of Labor Relations for the semester of the appointment
  • Must meet campus eligibility requirements as stated here.

Restrictions

  • Students may not be appointed as Tutors during a period of in absentia registration status
  • Students may not be enrolled in the course for which they are a Tutor
  • Students may not simultaneously serve as a Tutor and GSI for the same course
  • Students may not be appointed for more than 50% time
  • Tutor appointments for one academic year or less are self-terminating unless the appointee is otherwise notified
  • Graduate students are limited to four years of service in any one teaching title or any combination of teaching titles
  • Registered graduate students may normally be assigned to perform the duties of a Tutor only for undergraduate courses. Under exceptional circumstances, a department may appoint a registered graduate student who has been advanced to candidacy at the doctoral level for a graduate course. However, for a registered graduate student who has not yet been advanced to doctoral candidacy, appointment as a Tutor for a graduate course always requires advance approval by the Head Graduate Advisor of the student’s academic department.