Student Employees

Procedure

  • Discuss at department level, including Fiscal Officer, need and feasibility of hiring a student employee
  • Inform Research, Innovation & Impact Employee Services via the completed Student Hire Request Form
    • Start date must be at least 5 business days from receipt of Student Hire Request Form submission.
      • Please note:  Research, Innovation & Impact's Employee Services may request more processing time for these transactions during peak processing times (May, August, December, January).
    • If the student has a Federal Work Study Award, please attach the paperwork to the Student Hire Request form. 
    • Research, Innovation & Impact Employee Services will process the student hire
    • Research, Innovation & Impact Employee Services will notify supervisor, timesheet approver, requestor and student employee their hire has been complete and the student may begin working. 

Handshake Posting Form - Handshake is a web-based job listing service that provides University departments greater access to UA students and alumni. University departments can advertise part-time and internship positions.

In order to be considered for a Student Employee position, a student must be a University of Arizona student enrolled in at least 6 units. Audited courses do not satisfy this requirement. Non-UA Students will need to be hired via a University Staff position.

Please review the Student Employment Manual for additional information.

Student Group B: Undergraduate and graduate students may be hired into Student Group B. Experience required for these positions can range from little or no previous training or work experience to one to two years of college or one to two years of comparable experience, preferably in a specific area of study. Work is performed under close to general supervision. Student Group B workers may lead other student workers. This category may not be used for students performing research or instructional duties normally associated with a graduate assistant/associate position.

Student Group C: Qualified upper-level undergraduate or graduate students may be hired into Student Group C. Positions require extensive training or experience and advanced knowledge at the upper undergraduate or master’s level, or three to four years of comparable experience. Work is performed under general direction; requires considerable knowledge of a discipline; and entails exercising independent judgment and decision making in the development of new procedures, techniques, systems, or equipment. Licensing or certification by a state agency may be required. Generally, these positions involve supervision of other student workers. This category may not be used forstudents performing research or instructional duties normally associated with a graduate assistant/associate position.

Student Group D: Student Group D is applicable to graduate students who perform work similar to a graduate assistant/associate position but do not hold a graduate assistant/associate position because they will be completing their graduate degree mid-semester and leaving the University. Required experience and qualifications are comparable to graduate assistant/associate positions. This category may not be used if the student is not leaving the University mid-semester or will be continuing their studies in the subsequent semester.

STUDENT GROUP PAY RANGE
Student Group B $13.00 - $15.50
Student Group C $13.00 - $22.50
Student Group D $13.00 - $28.00

A student worker may work up to 25 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and up to 35 hours per week during Summer Session, Winter Session, and Spring Break.

In the event a student worker holds more than one student worker position, the total hours worked per week in all jobs are subject to the maximum work hours set forth above.

Student Residence Hall Assistants may work up to 15 hours per week in another student worker position.

International Students: J-1 or F-1 international students may work up to 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters without written permission from International Student Services. During Winter and Summer Sessions, they are allowed to work up to 35 hours per week. Contact International Student Services for more information.