The selector engine to use when a tween receives a string as its target, like
"#myID". By default, GSAP will look for
window.$ and then
window.jQuery and if neither is found, it will default to
document.querySelectorAll() is perfectly adequate. So why even bother looking for jQuery? Because it supports slightly more advanced selector options. But again, it's very unlikely that you'll need that.
Set it like this:
TweenLite.selector = YOUR_SELECTOR_ENGINE;
GSAP does NOT have any dependencies on jQuery or any specific selector engine.
The only requirement for the selector engine is that it must it must make the DOM elements accessible via index notation like
selectorResults, selectorResults, etc. This is pretty standard among selector engines.