Become an SI Leader

Interested in becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader? The general application process and timeline is outlined below!

Please note that at this time, the application for the Fall 2023 SI Leader position is closed. 

Qualifications for SI Leaders

In order to become an SI leader, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate Purdue student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher OR
  • Have a 3.3 term GPA for the previous two semesters (does not include summer terms)  and
  • Meet course requirements (typically an A or B+ in the course; may also include prerequisite course(s))
  • Be able to commit to working 10-15 hours per week in this position
  • Be able to attend the two-day pre-semester training (typically the weekend before classes start)
  • Provide 2 professional references in the application. At least one reference must be affiliated with Purdue University (Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistant, etc). Please note - we will not accept current SI leaders as references. 
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see below)
  • Attend one of the following:
    • One of the three Interest Sessions  or
    • Three or more SI sessions during the three semesters preceding the semester they wish to lead for (ex: Fall 2022-Fall 2023 to lead for Spring 2024)
  • Please note - we prefer to hire SI leaders with at least 2 full semesters at Purdue. Applicants who do not have a GPA are still welcome to complete the application, but please be aware that offers are contingent upon a grade check at the end of the semester.

Responsibilities of an SI Leader

  • Attend all lectures for assigned SI course
  • Plan and facilitate two or three 50-minute sessions a week
  • Hold one office hour a week
  • Meet with course faculty throughout the semester
  • Meet with SI Leader team and professional staff supervisor throughout the semester
  • Attend all SI monthly meetings
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development opportunities

Hours and Compensation 

Typically, we expect our SI Leaders to work between 10-15 hours per week throughout a semester. As an SI Leader, you can expect to have your pay start at $13.25 per hour.

Application Process for Spring 2024 (Will begin accepting applications February 1st)

STEP 1: Have attended 3 SI session between Spring 2023 and Spring 2024

STEP 2: Review qualifications, primary activities, and key dates below.

STEP 3: Complete an online application

STEP 4: Participate in Group Interviews, by invitation only 

STEP 5: Participate in an Individual Interview, by invitation only

Interest Sessions

Interested in becoming an SI leader, and want to learn more? Please attend one of our interest sessions! These one-hour in-person sessions allow candidates to get a more thorough understanding of the role of SI Leader, including an opportunity to ask questions of current SI Leaders, in order to determine if the position is a good fit for them before they apply.

Dates for Spring 2024 interest sessions will be listed here once they are decided. 

Anticipated SI Leader Course Openings for Spring 2024

Courses with expected openings for Spring 2024 will be listed here.  Course and hiring needs are subject to change.

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