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Teaching & Research Assistant Resources

New TA/RA Contracts

TA/RA Contracts are due to the Provost office/ Vice Chancellor’s office by Friday, August 8, 2019. This applies to:

  1. TA contracts extended to new students or
  2. RA contracts extended upon new grants/funds received by researchers

New Hire Forms: UMass Lowell Human Resources requires that all new student hires use the I-9 form to document both that they are eligible to work in the United States and that their identities match the information on their employment authorization documents. Please visit HR payroll & forms.

Additional information on how to get paid can be found on the HR website.

Initiate new TA/RA Contracts

  • Teaching & Research Assistants Contracts - This page is intended for internal use by Authorized UMass Lowell personnel only!
  • Students who are interested in applying for a TA/RA position, must contact their Department.

Returning TA/RA

Timeline for the processing of Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant Contracts

Student Services


Reduced Credit Approval For Teaching & Research Assistants Application - DocuSign Process (New - Replaced Reduced Course Load Application)

PLEASE USE the Correct Form