Regular Student Employment (RSE)

PLEASE READ: Students currently receiving a graduate assistantship are NOT eligible to work as a regular student employee. Please inquire only if you are NOT currently receiving a graduate assistantship.

You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours-Undergraduate/Law, and 5 credit hours-Graduate) to be eligible to work on-campus. Note: If you are an international student under an F-1 visa, you must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours-Undergraduate/Law, and 9 credit hours-Graduate) to be eligible to work on-campus during the academic year. The only exception is if it's your last semester, or it's Summer session, or you are doing your thesis or dissertation phase of study, then you may be enrolled less than full-time.

You can work for more than one department as long as you don't work over 25 hours a week. It is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work. However, you cannot work under Regular Student Employment and Federal Work-Study at the same time. Also, it is up to you and the department to ensure that your work schedule does not interfere with your class schedule. Note: If you are an international student under an F-1 visa, you can only work 20 hours a week during the academic year. The exception to this rule is: (1) it's during school breaks (i.e. Fall break, Spring break, and Summer session), you are allowed to work up to 25 hours a week, or (2) you have special permission for full-time employment in your last semester as part of a coop or internship program. The Student Employment Office will need a copy of this special permission for your file.

After reading over the job lists, if you see a department you are interested in, please contact that department for an interview. You may take the copy of the job list with you. The hiring department will provide an employment application, if needed.

NOTE: Some departments list student employment openings on their own web sites.

This information last revised: May 16, 2018.


Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Alumni and Constituent Relations
Location: Alumni Center
Job Description: E-mail resume and work availability to mwllms16@memphis.edu
Duties: Typing, Running errands, copying, answering phones, computer knowledge.
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: shifts between 8 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri
Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour
Contact Person: Angelica Jacques
E-mail: mwllms16@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2586
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018 & Summer 2018
Date Needed: Feb. –  Aug. 2018
Department: Center for Athletic Academic Services
Location: Wilder Tower, 6th Floor
Job Description: Academic Tutor:
  • Classification- Junior, Senior, or Grad Student
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • Received a B or above in classes to be tutored
  • Previous tutoring experience is preferred, but is not required
Will promote good academic standards and tutor as a proponent of
academic integrity and honesty as set forth by the University of Memphis & the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association.)
Duties: Must be available at least 3 days a week anytime between 8am-2pm or 5pm-9pm (excluding Friday evenings; we close at 4:30pm every Friday; Saturdays - Closed). The center is also open on Sundays 6pm-9pm. Prefer that anyone interested can provide at least 3-5 hours per week. This is a semester commitment; required to work through final exam period if needed.
No. of Students Needed: 12 to 15 Regular Student Employees every semester.
Hours: Hours vary; depends on the rate of requests made by the students. In the past, tutors have worked anywhere between 3 to 15 hours per week.
Pay Rate: $9 per hour for undergraduate students; $11 per hour for graduates
Contact Person: Ms. Jordan Monty
E-mail: jamonty@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-5586
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing 
Date Needed: Ongoing
Department: Campus Recreation- Aquatics
Location: Campus Recreation Center
Job Description: Lifeguard position open for individuals who are certified as a lifeguard and have current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. Applications can be submitted without certifications, but certifications must be completed before hiring decisions will be made. Must be able to swim, tread water with legs only, and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Incumbent must be able to react calmly and efficiently during emergency situations.
Duties: See job description.
No. of Students Needed: Eight (8) Regular Student Employment
Hours: 15-20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour
Contact Person: Ashley Chism
E-mail: amchism1@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3461
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Bioinformatics Program & Center for Translational Informatics
Location: 402 Smith Chemistry
Job Description: Basic requirement include: Knowledge of LINUX operating system; some experience as System Administrator; knowledge of programing languages, data structures and relational database.
Duties include; Maintaining several LINUX servers, updating operating systems & security packages, installing new software, maintaining custom applications, performing regular backups, troubleshooting hardware & software as needed.
Duties: Typing, computer knowledge.
No. of Students Needed: 1 Regular Student Employee
Hours: 12-15
Pay Rate: $12.00
Contact Person: Ramin Homayouni
E-mail: rhomayon@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3132
Fax Number: 901-678-0176

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk – Student Technical Assistant
Location: 100 Administration Bldg
Job Description: Technical Assistants are responsible for providing our clients with 24/7 Tier I technical support and customer service. A technical assistant will assist clients over the phone, document and submit support tickets, as well as monitor and maintain our computer labs (University Center, Tech Hub and Library Learning Commons). Shifts are: 7 am - 11 am; 11 am - 3 pm; 7 pm  - 11 pm; 11 pm - 7 am.
Duties: Answering phones, Typing. Computer Knowledge, Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 20 Regular Student Employees 
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
Contact Phone: no calls please
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Bioinformatics Program & Center for Translational Informatics
Location: 402 Smith Chemistry
Job Description:
  • Programmer with basic knowledge of Linux operating system, working knowledge of PHP or Python, MySQL & Perl.
  • Expertise in multiple programming languages & good communication skills. Responsibilities: (1) Designing and developing relational databases, (2) writing scripts to perform calculations on large datasets, (3) designing/developing web-based tools.
Duties: Computer programming
No. of Students Needed: 1 Regular Student Employee
Hours: 15 hours per week approx.
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Ramin Homayouni
E-mail: rhomayon@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3132
Fax Number: 901-678-0176

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk - Student Sandbox Assistant
Location: McWherter - Technology Sandbox
Job Description: Sandbox Assistants are stationed on the Technology Sandbox in the McWherter Library.  They assist users with a variety of new and emerging technologies including 3D printers, GIS software, and CAD programs. Shifts are M - TR 3 PM - 7 PM; F 1PM - 6PM
Duties: Running Errands, Typing, Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: Three
Hours: 8 - 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
Contact Phone: no calls please
Fax Number: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: 9/29/2017
Department: University Libraries, Mail Room
Location: McWherter Library
Job Description: Assists with monitoring shipping and receiving area of the university libraries, serves as backup to the Mail Clerk in the retrieval and delivery of journal/books and materials for Branch Libraries, sorts incoming/outgoing mail.
Duties: Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 12- 20 hours per week. Must be available to work during breaks and holiday periods.
Pay Rate: $7.25/hr
Contact Person: James Singleton
E-mail: jesngltn@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-8202
Fax Number: 901-678-8218

Semester Needed: Spring 2018, Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Environmental Health and Safety
Location: Browning 216
Job Description: Student assignments will include monthly inspections of safety equipment. Applicants should be comfortable with extensive walking, climbing (stairs and ladders), and lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.  Work may include errands, computer work and other duties.  Applicants should be able to commit a minimum of 12 working hours each week to the department to be scheduled weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.  Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions is a MUST.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge.
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Varies 12 + hours per week
Pay Rate: $8.50/hr
Contact Person: www.memphis.edu/ehs/student_employment/apply.pdf
E-mail: www.memphis.edu/ehs/student_employment/apply.pdf
Contact Phone: www.memphis.edu/ehs/student_employment/apply.pdf
Fax Number: www.memphis.edu/ehs/student_employment/apply.pdf

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed: 01/09/2018
Department: Annual Giving - Phonathon
Location: Billy Mac Jones 200
Job Description: Student Phonathon Fund-raisers play an important role in helping the U of M achieve Annual Fund goals by building University to alumni relationships. The students’ primary function is to call alumni & friends of the U of M on a nightly basis using a predetermined phone script. During these calls, the students establish rapport by sharing University news and presenting a case for support of the U of M that will encourage financial support. Work study students welcomed as well.
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, and Answering Phones.
No. of Students Needed: 15
Hours: 9-20 Per week
Pay Rate: $10.10 per hour
Contact Person: Lauren Williams
E-mail: umannualgiving@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3628
Fax Number: 901-678-4711

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk - Delivery Technician
Location: Administration Building Room 100
Job Description: Primarily located in Administration Building Room 100; however will work at various locations around campus.  Maintain supply levels, deliver new supplies to computer labs and work with others to determine supply needs.  Must possess excellent customer service skills, be able to lift over 50lbs and be able to drive a golf cart.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, and Copying
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 8-16 hours per week
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFW
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFW
Contact Phone: No Calls Please
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Instructional Leadership and Curriculum
Location: Ball Hall
Job Description: A research assistant (RA) is needed to support a National Science Foundation Research Project Program that is piloting and assessing the effectiveness of a virtual STEM peer mentorship program aimed at increasing the persistence of underrepresented minority females in STEM degrees. The RA will support the data collection and analysis, instructional design, and research activities.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, and Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 10 hours per week
Pay Rate: $12.00/hr
Contact Person: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw
E-mail: rcknsnsz@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 757-839-2120
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018 and Ongoing
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Telecommunications
Location: Jones Hall
Job Description: 2 student workers needed to help Telcom Techs with various tasks:
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs
  • Must be able to work on 6-10 fl ladders
  • Must have a valid Drivers License
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, and independently
  • Must be able to use power tools
Please EMAIL ONLY if interested, resume not required but is encouraged.
Duties:  
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: 25 hours per week.
Pay Rate: $9.00/hour
Contact Person: Shaun Wright
E-mail: rwright5@memphis.edu
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: School of Health Studies
Location: TIGUrS Urban Garden
Job Description: Seeking self-motivated undergraduate students to plan, plant, nurture, and harvest organically-grown vegetables and herbs, employing green/sustainable practices. As an ambassador of the UofM, urban gardening, sustainability, and community awareness, students must be able to work outdoors in heat, wet, cold, amidst pollen, able to lift 40 lbs., hoe, rake, shovel, mow, weed by hand, work around pollinating insects, squat and bend repeatedly and ... have fun.
Duties:  
No. of Students Needed: 3
Hours: 10 hrs maximum per week. Must be available to work mornings from around 9am until 12:30pm at least days per week.
Pay Rate: $10.00/hour
Contact Person: Art Johnson
E-mail: bjhnsnii@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4201
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Date Needed: 10/23/2017
Department: Career Services- Memphis Career Preparation Academy (MCPA)
Location: Brister Hall
Job Description: Career Preparation Champions (CPC) are a group of students who represent the MCPA and are provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on training and experience. CPCs work with students to develop professional skills and engage students in the career planning process. Ideally, CPCs could join Summer/Fall 2018 and remain through Spring 2019. To view the description and application instructions, click here
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Summer: 10-20 hours per week
Fall: 10-12 hours per week
Pay Rate: $8.50/hour
Contact Person: Laura Wichman
E-mail: lwichman@memphis.edu
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Year-Round
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Telecommunications
Location: Jones Hall
Job Description:
  • Answer the main phone number for the University of Memphis and transfer callers to the department or person they wish to speak to.
  • Occasional office filing and any errands as needed.
  • The ONLY hours available are Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm. You must be able to work EVERYDAY and arrive ON TIME for the shift listed. If you cannot work the hours listed, please do not apply.

**Email contacts listed if interested. No in-person applications accepted**
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Monday - Friday 11AM to 2PM
15 hours per week
Pay Rate: $8.50/hr
Contact Person: Caitlin Evans, Becky Amos
E-mail: cmquinn@memphis.edu, cramos@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: please EMAIL the listed contacts if interested.
Fax Number: 901-678-3299

Semester Needed: Summer and Fall 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: IT Desktop and Smart Technologies Support
Location: Administration Building AD 107
Job Description:
  • Imaging and deployment of IT Lab and smart classroom PCs and Macs.
  • Assisting with testing and deployment of software to labs and smart classroom PCs and Macs.
  • Providing day to day support and maintenance of campus smart classrooms and audiovisual equipment.
  • Assisting with setup and delivery of live streaming and recording events.
  • Providing hardware and software support for Information Technology; recording studio and the Information Technology clients.
Duties: Computer Knowledge and Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Number of hours varies. Hours of operation: Weekdays 8 AM to 7 PM.
Pay Rate: $9.50/hr
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GSBG2FitAwjhpH
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GSBG2FitAwjhpH
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Summer 2018 and Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: CARES-Center for Academic Retention & Enrichment Services
Location: 500 Wilder Tower, 5th floor
Job Description: General office duties such as answering phone calls, running errands, greeting students and guests, etc.
Duties: Typing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pay Rate: $8.00 per hour
Contact Person: Mary Brignole
E-mail: mbrignol@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901.678.2065
Fax Number: 901.678.4294

Semester Needed: Summer 18
Date Needed: May 21, 2018
Department: MD2K Center of Excellence
Location: 314 FedEx Institute of Technology
Job Description: The MD2K Center is seeking an enthusiastic & organized candidate to join our team as an technology admin assistant. We need a responsible person, with proficiency for technology and ability to soundly write in a clear manner to test, setup, organize, and inventory our growing technology stock. Candidates may also receive and reply to emails & phone calls from study participants, coordinate with study leaders via email & teleconferences, send out announcements, & other tasks.
Duties: Typing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Flexible, up to 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour
Contact Person: Only emailed resumes will be considered
E-mail: mPerf@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: Only emailed resumes will be considered
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Summer and Fall
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research
Location: Wilder Tower, Suite 900
Job Description: GIS Data Migration: Migration of analog data into a digital GIS format so that it is suitable to be used by multiple municipal, county, and federal agencies as well as research institutions for city planning, community building, sustainable development, and other clients. Work includes identifying community assets, utility and public works infrastructure mapping and attribution, and creation/verification of zoning boundaries. Employees receive training to accomplish work.
Duties: Typing, Filing, and Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 10
Hours: Flexible schedule, although requirement of 15 hours per week.
Pay Rate: $9.00-$11.00 per hour
Contact Person: Andrew Cole
E-mail: amcole1@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-5110
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Summer; possibly ongoing
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: School of Accountancy
Location: Fogelman College of Business & Economics
Job Description: The primary function of this position is to aid with data collection and entry for a research project. Send resume to fdurant@memphis.edu.
Duties: Typing and Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 15 hours per week
Pay Rate: 10.00/hour
Contact Person: Fallon Durant
E-mail: fdurant@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: No calls
Fax Number: No fax

Semester Needed: Summer 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Collection Management/ILL
Location: University Libraries McWherter Library
Job Description: Position requires manual dexterity with standing, walking, and reaching. Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 30 pounds since many books are rearranged within the library. Must be able to push and/or pull wheeled book trucks with a significant amount of weight. Assist/retrieve books and other materials from within McWherter library and help with a variety of University Libraries’ Collection Management projects. Process gift books and donations using online systems.
Duties: Typing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, and Copying
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Up to 15 hours per week. Primary work schedule for this position is 2-4 hour shifts (TBD) between 8:30-3:30.
Pay Rate: 7.50/hour
Contact Person: Gail Perkins Barton
E-mail: gpbarton@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-8223 or 8234
Fax Number: 901-678-8218