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The Division of Research administers research position titles and compensation procedures.

Covid-19 - New Hires

Positions that are paid 100% on sponsored research funds (02-4XXXXX accounts) are excluded from the new hiring authorization process, which was announced by President Young on March 26, 2020. Student employee positions including graduate assistants are also excluded from the hiring authorization process.

The new hiring authorization process must be used for recruiting and hiring positions not completely sourced on sponsored research funds. For those positions, approval must be obtained from the Provost or your unit’s vice president, as well as President Young. Please upload the hiring authorization request form in the Workday business process or email it to



Processes related to research personnel that will be initiated, routed and completed in Workday include: create position, hire, change job, add additional job, request one-time payment, and request compensation change. Most of these requests require approval from department heads and deans before the vice president for research approves them. Please send documentation of department- and college-level approvals via email to Select the Sample Memorandums link below to find resources you may use for obtaining approvals.

Departments are able to post faculty-equivalent research positions through the Workday site or by directly working with the Division of Research to post a position on the Texas Workforce Commission’s website.


Research Titles

Listing of Research Titles

Research Titles Matrix


Other Important Forms

Alternative Performance Evaluation Form - for research personnel

Affirmative Action Tracking Form - for researchers

Procedures for Posting and Hiring Faculty-Equivalent Research Positions

Research Position Posting Request Form

Revised President’s Delegation of Authority for Human Resource Administration Matrix

Sample Memorandums of Justification - for researchers

Self-Identification Form - for researchers

Workday-Position Description Template


Please note: Requests can be submitted by your dean’s office via email to  or through campus mail at MS 2403.

For more information about any of these instructions or forms, contact Tom Owen in Research Enterprise Business Services, or submit a question by email to .