Finding a Student Job

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

The Hire a Longhorn Job Bank is a great resource for students seeking part-time employment. Many student non-academic positions on campus are posted there, along with off-campus openings. Both Federal Work-Study and non-Work-Study jobs are listed. Student positions are filled at the departmental level, so you might also check directly with the department where you’d like to work. In addition, watch for job fairs hosted by campus employers.

Here are the employment websites of some of the largest employers of students on campus:

Student Academic Jobs

If you’re a graduate student seeking a student academic position, you should begin looking for specific availability well before the start of the semester by checking with the graduate advisor or graduate coordinator in the department in which you want to work. Here is a list of programs and contacts. Check with your home department first. For Graduate Research Assistant positions, you will need to check with individual professors. More information about graduate student academic employment is available from the Graduate School.

If you’re an undergraduate seeking an academic position, contact the department where you’d like to work. 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 openings in student academic positions may be listed in the Hire a Longhorn job bank.

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources to help you locate employment opportunities with the university.

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.

Pay Transparency

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: