Please note: This information is specific to the BYU CS department and is subject to change.
Students interested in applying for part-time positions in the Computer Science Department need to:
Students must not begin working until the entire hiring process is complete!
As part of the hiring process, a CS profile is required. This profile can be created by going to the CS Website, clicking on the My Dashboard button, and logging in with one's BYU NetID and password. The professor can then find the student in our database and submit a hire request.
There should be dialogue between the faculty member and the student about the student working for the faculty member. Upon selection of an applicant, a faculty member will submit a hire request. The CS Employment Secretary will process the request and the student will receive emails as the hire proceeds to the point of the student being authorized to work.
Students who have not previously worked on campus will receive an email explaining the process to complete an I-9 at the Student Employment Office located in 2024 WSC. Federal immigration regulations require each employee hired in the United States to prove their identity and eligibility to work by completing a Form I-9 at the time of hire. The Form I-9 must be completed before an employee is authorized to work. If the form is filled out late, your hire will be reported on the University’s monthly non-compliance report. BYU can be fined by the Department of Justice up to $1,100 for each "late hire" in the event of an audit. You should not begin working and cannot be paid until this form has been filled out. A list of acceptable documents for the I-9 can be found here.
Graduate students may be hired on contract. If the student will be working on contract, the contract will be sent to the student's myBYU email address and signed electronically by the student. Contact the CS Office, 3361 TMCB, email@example.com or call 801-422-3027 with any questions.
Once BYU Student Employment has authorized the student to work, the student will receive an email from the CS Employment Secretary notifying that employment has been authorized. NOTE: Student is not to begin working before receiving this confirmation.
Students employed during their last semester of school who wish to enroll in less than the required credits may invoke their Last Semester Option. This option may only be used once. If the student does not graduate at the end of their option, they must be enrolled for the full required credits in any subsequent semesters/terms in order to continue employment.
TA compensation is based upon the student's Computer Science class standing (as recorded in the profile information stored on the CS website) and the level of the course. An additional $0.50 per hour is added for each semester that the student returns to work as a TA, up to a maximum cumulative total per the chart below.
The CS Department will update your rate according to the change and may retroactively update a student’s pay rate for a maximum of one previous pay period at our discretion. All RA compensation is independently arranged with the individual professor with whom the RA will work.
The BYU Pay Schedule can be found here.
*CORRECTIONS TO Y-TIME EXCEPTIONS:
Please utilize the following two websites to determine employment eligibility:
International students (both undergraduate and graduate students) are not allowed to work over 20 hours a week unless they are on their "approved break." Please contact International services to determine if you are on your approved break.
Computer Science Department
Brigham Young University
3361 TMCB PO Box 26576
Provo, Utah 84602