New Employee Resources

Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, & Graduate Assistants


As a new employee, please complete the packet of employment forms (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) and submit the forms at an Employment Express session. Please see below for more details.

(Note: If you are a rehired employee, you may need to attend an Employment Express session to update your paperwork. Check with your department contact.)

Attend Employment Express

Employment Express is specifically designed for Research Assistants (RAs [Research Assistants] ), Teaching Assistants (TAs [Teaching Assistants] ), and Graduate Assistants (GAs [Graduate Assistants] ) as a resource to complete new hire documents, check-in with International Tax (international students), and ask questions about employment and benefits at UT Dallas. Please note that employment is contingent upon successful completion of your background check.

  • You are required to attend one Employment Express session before your start date. No appointment necessary.
  • Please check back here for Employment Express date and time details prior to the beginning of each semester.
  • *New International RA/TA/GAs will complete Employment Express immediately following the 2nd day of New International Student Orientation (ISO) with the International Center.

Items to bring with you to Employment Express are listed below.

  • Completed employment packet of forms.
  • Identification for I-9 Form. You will need to bring documents that verify your identity and employment authorization. The I-9 instructions (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) provide a list of acceptable documents on page 4. You must bring one document from List A or one document from both List B and List C with you. We do not accept photocopies.
  • International Passports. If you are using an international passport for a List A document, you will also need to bring your I-20 and a print-out of your I-94 document.

If you do not have a Social Security number (non-US citizens only):

  • At Employment Express, you will be able to receive a job offer letter to prove UT Dallas employment for the International Student Services Office (ISSO).
  • The ISSO [International Student Services Office] will provide you with additional documentation. You must attend an ISSO [International Student Services Office] orientation before you will be provided the additional documentation.
  • The letters received from Human Resources and the ISSO [International Student Services Office] , are necessary to apply for a social security number. Please review the Social Security website for specific instructions on what documents you need to take with you when applying for a social security number.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].


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