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Teaching & Research Assistants Contracts

Teaching & Research Assistants Contract Process


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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 the HR payroll & Forms page.

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

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Human Resource Payroll Related Information for TA/RA

Hiring Dates guidelines(for 2018-2019 academic year)

  • Fall Semester: August 26 - December 22, 2018 (8.5 pay periods paid over 9 pay dates)
  • Spring Semester: January 13 - May 11, 2019 (8.5 pay periods paid over 9 pay dates)
  • Full Academic Year: August 26, 2018 - May 11, 2019 (18.5 pay periods paid over 19 pay dates)


Reduced Credit Approval for Teaching & Research Assistants

NOTE: Graduate Students Interested in Applying for a TA/RA Position Must Contact Their Department Office.