The University of Texas at Austin employs over 10,000 students in a wide variety of student jobs each semester. This page provides some suggestions for finding a student job with the university.
Student Non-Academic Jobs
HireUTexas is a great resource for students seeking part-time employment as both federal Work-Study and non-Work-Study non-academic job opportunities are posted on the job board. Additionally, student positions are also posted on department websites, advertised via e-mail or social media. As a result, it's recommended that interested students inquire directly with a department about available job opportunities or upcoming job fairs.
Here are the employment websites of some of the largest employers of students on campus:
- Recreational Sports
- University Housing and Dining
- University Unions
- Intercollegiate Athletics
- University Libraries
- Parking and Transportation Services
Student Academic Jobs
Graduate students seeking an academic position should be in contact with their graduate advisor or graduate coordinator. More information about graduate student academic employment is available from the Graduate School.
Undergraduate students interested an academic position should inquire directly with a department about available job opportunities or upcoming job fairs. The College of Natural Sciences and the Sanger Learning Center are two large employers of undergraduates in academic jobs. The Office of Undergraduate Research also provides valuable resources for students interested in research opportunities, including Eureka, a searchable database.
Job opportunities in student academic positions may be listed in the HireUTexas.
Here are some additional resources to help you locate employment opportunities with the university.
- RecruitUT – Job boards for career, job, and internship positions
- Applying for Employment - Full and part-time Staff and Faculty jobs
- UTemps - Temporary jobs at UT
Eligibility Requirements for University Employees
In addition to specific eligibility requirements for student positions, the following requirements apply to all employees of The University of Texas at Austin.
Criminal History Background Check
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin to conduct a criminal background check including sex offender registry check on any applicant, internal or external, who is under final consideration for employment with the University. This applies to all full-time, part-time, regular, temporary or student positions.
In addition, you will be required to provide in writing any criminal charges or convictions, including any requirement or possible requirement to register as a sex offender, which occurred after the date of your application. You would not be required to report misdemeanor offenses punishable only by a fine. If you fail to comply with this provision, may be disqualified from consideration for employment
Once hired, University policy requires employees to report to their supervisor within five business days any criminal complaint, information, indictment, no contest plea, guilty plea, or criminal convictions, including registration as sex offender or requirement to register as a sex offender. Misdemeanor offenses punishable only by fine do not need to be reported.
Employment Eligibility Verification
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work. You must present acceptable, original documents no later than the third work day, or you will not be employed by the University.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 287159. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the University, or (c) consistent with the University’s legal duty to furnish information.
Veteran Employment Preference
The University of Texas at Austin supports veteran employment opportunities. For more information and assistance contact Steven Blackwell, Veteran Employment Liaison, (512) 475-6956 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.