Working at the Steve Hicks School

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Explore employment options at the Steve Hicks School for current undergraduate and graduate students.

Student Employment Information

All students

Work as a Research Assistant (RA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Additional information for:

BSW students
  • Search available work-study jobs at the Steve Hicks School on HireUTexas.
MSSW students

Work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Assistant (GA)

  • A limited number of TA and GA positions are available in increments of 5 to 20 hours a week.
  • MSSW students wishing to be considered for TA or GA positions must have an updated Financial Support Application (FSA) on file.
PhD students

Work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Assistant Instructor (AI)

  • PhD students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for TA and AI positions.
  • The Graduate Program Coordinator sends periodical emails about available TA and AI positions. Interested students should respond to these e-mails.
  • Positions are awarded according to the following priorities:
    • TA positions: priority to students in the first three years of the program.
    • AI positions: priority to students who completed their course work, completed Pedagogy (SW 398T), not taught previously and can demonstrate preparation for teaching.
    • Overall priority to students who are on schedule to complete their degree in four years.

Resources for Student Employees

Please check that the information about your current appointment (active/process, title, hours, dates, percent time) in Workday is the same as the information contained in your Steve Hicks School appointment email. Any discrepancies should be addressed with the Office of the Associate Dean for Research (research-related appointments) or the Dean’s Office (all other appointments).

Check this page for general orientation and required online compliance modules.

Make sure to addressed all items on this list.

Useful information and links about academic and non-academic graduate student employment.

Insurance in the United States can be complex and difficult to understand. Learn how to use your insurance benefits and where to go for the best care. You may be eligible to waive the university-provided student health insurance if you can provide proof of comparable coverage.

Overview of benefits. Please note that you have 30 days from the official employment start-date to make any changes on benefits coverage.

Information about the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan.

Waivers must be submitted every semester in which the student is employed 20 hours or more.

Student employees working 20 hours a week or more are eligible to purchase staff or class A-class parking permit. Use your appointment email to request it.

For all your questions related to paycheck, deductions, etc.

Teaching assistants, assistant instructors and some graduate research assistants are eligible for tax-exempted tuition reduction benefit.

Information about tuition, fees, bills and more.

All university appointments are subject to the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

All university appointments are subject to the UT System Regents’ Rules and Regulations.