Peer Instructor Selection

Interested in becoming a Peer Instructor?

Peer Instructors (PIs) are undergraduate student leaders and members of the UNIV 100 PI staff. PIs are responsible for co-teaching one section of UNIV 100 with a faculty/staff member, and helping new students transition and adapt to life at Radford University. Each PI collaborates with their Faculty Instructor to develop the course, create and implement lesson plans, and build a sense of community in the classroom.

PIs are paid employees and thus expected to serve as a positive representative of the Office of New Student Programs and Radford University. PIs should demonstrate an understanding of the PI position and have the capacity to develop relationships with others, manage their time well, be flexible, and create a positive, collaborative relationship with their Faculty Instructor. PIs should also be approachable, dependable, trustworthy, and professional.

Read through the information below to learn more about the application process. If you have questions, please contact Brianna Kuhn in the Office of New Student Programs via phone 540-831-5923, or via email

Application Information

On or about January 23, 2017 you will receive an email with a link to the application. The application will ask for basic information, involvement/employment history, responses to short-answer questions, and names and contact information for two references. 

Important Dates in 2017

Please review the dates below prior to signing your contract to ensure you are able to attend all required trainings, programs, and meetings. We recommend you reserve these dates on your calendar to help you plan accordingly for spring and fall 2017. All PIs are required to attend the trainings and meetings listed below.

You can also view this information on our handy calendar available here!

Application deadline

Tuesday, February 7th

Individual interviews

Monday, February 13th  – Thursday, March 2nd

Position notification

Monday, March 20th

Contract due

Tuesday, March 28th

Spring PI training

Tuesday, April 4th, 6:00-9:00pm

Spring FI/PI trainings

Monday, April 17th, 1:00-2:00pm, Heth 043


Tuesday, April 18th, 9:30-10:30am, Heth 014


Wednesday, April 19th, 9:00-10:00am, Heth 043


Wednesday, April 19th, 2:00-3:00pm, Heth 043


Thursday, April 20th, 3:30-4:30pm, Bonnie 249/250

Syllabus workshop

Friday, April 21st, 10:00am-Noon, Heth 043

Fall PI training
(Must attend all days)

Sunday, August 20th – Wednesday August 23rd

Move-in/Welcome Weekend
(Must work various shifts throughout 4 days)

Thursday, August 24th – Sunday, August 27th

Fall weekly LPI meeting

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm

Fall weekly PI meeting

Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm