GSI Appointment Application Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

Welcome to the online application for GSI appointments in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

For a list of courses for which we will be hiring GSIs please see: Projected GSI Needs for 2021-2022 (PDF). Note that the number of GSIs required for a course may change based on enrollments. Such changes may result in a change in your appointment to another course.

To find course descriptions please see: Undergrad Courses.

All GSI appointments are 50% time appointments that include partial fee offsets. (GSI appointments do not include offsets for any non-resident tuition). For more information about fee remissions see:

Applicants must also meet all Graduate Division requirements for the GSI appointment including being a registered graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no more than two incompletes. For additional details on requirements for GSI appointments please see

For general information on Berkeley campus GSI guidelines, resources and support visit the Graduate Division's Teaching and Resource Center website. You are responsible for following all requirements of the Graduate Division and Department relating to GSI appointments.

If assigned to teach a course, your appointment is August 1 to December 31 for Fall and January 1 to May 31 for Spring. You are required to attend Fall Orientation for the department and Graduate Division, attend all lectures and lab/discussion sections for your assigned course, hold office hours as required, and be present through the grading of final exams. We require 30 days notice if you will not be able to fulfill your assignment so that we can make other arrangements to cover the course duties. Many laboratory courses, including but not limited to Bio1A, require the use and dissection of animal subjects purchased for the purpose of instruction. You must be willing and able to perform all duties of the position. The MCB GSI policy can be found here (PDF).

First-time GSI Requirements

Complete the online ethics course prior to interacting with students in a GSI capacity.

Attend the GSI teaching conference; August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester.

- Take a pedagogy course; typically listed as 375 or 380. Note: MCB only offers a pedagogy course (MCB 375) during the fall semester.


COVID Compliance Requirements

Comply with the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

- Make sure you have badge clearance each day that you are on campus. Check badge status here.

Complete the COVID Prevention Training (EHS 207) as soon as possible.

More information can be found here.


GSI Resources

If you have additional questions or need to make changes once you submit this form, please contact Carlos Garcia of the Graduate Affairs Office for Molecular and Cell Biology at

Enter the GSI Application


Application Deadline: April 2, 2021
Assignments Made By: May 14, 2021