New Employee Resources

Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, & Graduate Assistants


As a new RA/TA/GA, you will receive instructions and a specific posting link from your hiring department to complete the short online RA/TA/GA application/informational form on Human Resources (HR) applicant tracking system. If you do not have an account on the system, please create one.

If you do not have a current background screen on file, HR will conduct a background screen through HireRight. Please check your email inbox or junk (spam) folder and follow the online instructions from HireRight. Your continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory results on the background screen.

You will receive an email with instructions to complete your online Employee Onboarding Tasks (i.e. forms). Please complete these tasks before attending Employment Express.

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.
  • *New International RA/TA/GAs will complete Employment Express immediately following the New International Student Orientation (ISO) with the International Center.

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

  • Identification for I-9 Form. You will need to bring documents that verify your identity and employment authorization. Please see the List of Acceptable Documents (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ). You must bring one document from List A or a combination of one document from List B and one document from List C. 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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