Texas Tech University

Types of Employment

Students Studying

Regular Part-Time Employment

Although the Student Employment Office does not accept resumes or applications, students may view both on- and off-campus positions online. Students may also seek employment on their own by visiting offices, departments, and other organizations of their choice. In either case, the student is responsible for interview arrangements, salary agreements, and working hours. On-campus student employees are hired for an average of 20 hours per week, are paid bi-monthly and are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay.

Students seeking part-time job opportunities in the Lubbock area may also search the website.Texas Tech University makes neither representations nor guarantees about positions listed with the Student Employment Office. Texas Tech is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, nor other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or private party.


Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides on-campus, part-time employment for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and certain other non-citizens who are enrolled at least half-time and have demonstrated a financial need. The maximum amount a recipient may earn under this program is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students employed under this program work an average of 20 hours per week (depending upon financial aid award and class schedule). Federal Work Study funds are distributed on a bi-monthly payroll basis. Federal Work Study jobs are posted online.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her employer of the work study eligibility by contacting the RRSEC office.


Graduate Assistantships


Graduate students may be hired as teaching, research, or non-teaching assistants and work an average of twenty hours per week. Graduate students interested in acquiring an assistantship should contact their graduate advisor for help. Teaching and research graduate assistant are paid monthly and non-teaching graduate assistants are paid bi-monthly for hours worked.

Students should contact their hiring departments regarding fringe benefits. The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies oversees graduate assistant positions.

Red Raider Student Employment Center