Human Resources Information and Hiring Requests

Contact:  Christine Duddleston, cmeranza@arizona.edu


The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer. Most positions require competitive recruitment via UA Talent. For assistance with hiring a staff member, please reach out to Christine Duddleston at cmeranza@arizona.edu

Because the hiring process for staff/postdocs can take up to 3 business weeks to complete, it is important to reach out to Christine well in advance for any hiring requests. 


Student Hiring

Student Worker: A student worker is a part-time employee who is concurrently enrolled at the University of Arizona. The student’s employment is interim or temporary in nature and is incidental to the pursuit of the student’s education. Student workers are at-will employees. There is no guarantee of employment, implied or otherwise. Student workers must be currently enrolled at the University of Arizona and actively attending classes in accordance with the enrollment requirements below. Student workers must continue to be enrolled for the appropriate number of units for the duration of student employment. Incoming students who have not yet begun classes, or graduating students who have completed their last exams or course requirements, are not eligible for student employment.

The hiring of student employees is exempt from UA Talent requirements. To facilitate the hiring of a student employee, please fill out the Geosciences hiring form:

Hiring Form


Enrollment Requirements

It is the employing department’s responsibility to verify that a student worker meets the following minimum enrollment requirements each semester of student employment.

Fall Semester: Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours.

Spring Semester: Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours.

Summer Session:  Minimum enrollment of

  •  at least 3 credit hours during Summer Session; or,
  •  if not enrolled in at least 3 credit hours during Summer Session, the student must have completed at least 6 credit hours during the previous Spring semester and be registered for at least 6 credit hours for the following Fall semester.

Winter Session:  Minimum enrollment of

  • at least 3 credit hours during Winter Session; or,

if not enrolled in at least 3 credit hours during Winter Session, the student must have completed at least 6 credit hours during the previous Fall semester and be registered for at least 6 credit hours for the following Spring semester.


Allowable Work Hours

A student worker may work up to 25 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and up to 35 hours per week during Summer Session, Winter Session, and Spring Break.

In the event a student worker holds more than one student worker position, the total hours worked per week in all jobs are subject to the maximum work hours set forth above.


New Employees

Newly hired benefits eligible employees can obtain benefit information from:  https://hr.arizona.edu/employees-affiliates/new-ua