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Student Employment Office

Phone: (E) 956-665-2451

Phone: (B) 956-882-8205


Student Employment Supervisor Overview

As a supervisor, you have many roles to play in developing and guiding student employees to achieve academic and student success simultaneously. Some of the key roles you play as a supervisor are:

  • Coaching and mentoring the student so he or she can grow and develop professionally by providing ongoing positive and constructive feedback that creates awareness and results in performance improvement.
  • Offering department insights and continually communicating information to guide the student employee.
  • Setting semester performance and developmental goals that will strengthen the student contribution as well as increase overall performance for the department.
  • Continuously create opportunities for your student to apply classroom learning in hands-on work experiences.

This section is a tool for supervisors to easily access the information needed to hire new and returning student employees. One of the Student Employment Office's goals is to provide a “one-stop shop site” option to facilitate your role as supervisor. All on-campus positions for student employees should be filled through positions posted on the Handshake platform. Before being able to view these job postings, your user account needs to be created by a student employment coordinator. For user access, contact

Additional steps would need to be taken when hiring a student worker who is under 18 years old. For more information please read Texas Child Labor Law or contact

  • Work Study (student must complete FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements)
  • Direct Wage (non-work study option)

Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant and Graduate Assistant are three types of assistantships offered to graduate students. Assistantships give graduate students the opportunity to work on campus 20-hour per week and are based on college/institutional demands and funds.

To apply for graduate research assistantships, visit the Graduate College webpage. You should also visit for additional Graduate Assistantship opportunities.

Job Title and Classification Codes

Job Title Classification Code Minimum Pay Rate Maximum Pay Rate Maximum Hours Per Week
Student Academic Tutor 10057 $12.00 $19.00 19

Student Academic Assistant

10058 $12.00 $19.00 19
Student Assistant 10059 $12.00 $17.00 19
WS Student Academic Tutor 10051 $12.00 $19.00 19
WS Student Academic Assistant 10053 $12.00 $19.00 19
WS Student Assistant 10054 $12.00 $17.00 19
Student Project Associate 10060 $14.00 $29.00 19
WS Student Project Associate 10055 $14.00 $29.00 19
UG Research Assistant 10063 $1,000 monthly $1,400 monthly 19 (47.5% FTE)
WS UG Research Assistant 10079 $1,000 monthly $1,400 monthly 19 (47.5% FTE)
Example: UG Research Assistant $525 monthly $740 monthly 10 hours (25% FTE)
Graduate WS Student Assistant 10039 $16.00 $24.00 19

Please note that any pay rate above $16 per hour will require a review by HR – Compensation.