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Application Process

We appreciate your interest in applying for a PI position.

We will be using a paper application for this process.  On the application you will be asked for:

  1. A list of up to three campus activities in which you have participated, including any leadership positions held, and the dates involved.
  2. An employment history, including your employer's name, job responsibilities, and the dates (month and year) of employment
  3. The names, phone numbers, email addresses, and titles/positions of two references. Please be courteous and ask your references prior to submitting their information.
    • At least one reference must be from someone who works at RU. RU references can be any two RU faculty or full-time staff members, including Resident Directors or Graduate Teaching Assistants.
    • We suggest that you ask people who know your skills, abilities, and commitment to the university such as faculty or staff with whom you have personally worked.
    • It is your responsibility to deliver the form to your references. They can return the form to NSP via e-mail, fax (540-831-5823) or mail (PO Box 6993 Radford VA, 24141.)
    • On the application, you will be asked if you waive your right to review the completed reference form.  This is your choice, but by clicking the box waiving your access, you are demonstrating your trust in your reference.
  4. Three essays. Please type your answers to the questions below in single document and you will upload them as part of your application.
    • Why do you want to be a Peer Instructor?
    • Describe one event/moment since arriving at RU which has changed you. How are you different?
    • What skills do you currently have that make you a qualified candidate? What skills do you hope to learn from this experience?
  5. Interview. Starting on December 2, you may drop off your completed applicaiton to New Student Programs, Walker Hall 118. At that time, you will sign up for your interview