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: September 5, 2018. 

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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: 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: Summer 2018
Date Needed: June 1
Department: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Location: Wilder 800
Job Description: Reporting to the UM3D Media Services Coordinator, the Instructional Media and Communication Specialist will provide strategic insight and support to the production of engaging instructional media and communication content. Those interested in this position should complete an application via the online application .
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Filing, Copying, Running Errands and Answering Phones.
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 15-20 hours per week
Pay Rate: Up to $12 per hour
Contact Person: Leonia Houston
E-mail: ldfowler@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901.678.2317
Fax Number: 901.678.1455

Semester Needed: 2018 Summer & Fall, Spring 2019
Date Needed: July - December 2018, January - May 2019
Department: Center for Athletic Academic Services
Location: Wilder Tower, 6th and 7th Floor
Job Description: Academic Tutor Requirements:
  • Classification: Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • GPA: 3.2+ (Cumulative)
  • Made a ‘B’ or above in major courses
  • 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 U of M and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association.)**
Duties: Must be available at least 3 days a week between 8am-2pm or 5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs (Fridays- we close at 4:30pm, 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: $10.60 per session (1hr) for undergraduates; $12 for graduates
Contact Person: Ms. Jordan Monty
E-mail: jamonty@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: (901) 678-5586
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: IT Desktop and Smart Technology 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 clients.
Duties: Computer Knowledge and Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Number of hours varies. Hours of operation: Weekdays 8 am to 7 pm
Pay Rate: Up to $12 per hour
Contact Person: TBA
E-mail: Click here
Contact Phone: Click here
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Semester Needed: Summer/Fall 2018
Date Needed: July 30, 2018
Department: Ticket Office-Athletics
Location: Hardaway Hall of Fame
Job Description: Customer Service driven office where duties will include assisting individuals via telephone, walk-ups at ticket windows, and other related tasks.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Computer Knowledge, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Morning and afternoon available, may be asked to work during game day.
Pay Rate: $7.25
Contact Person: Letonia Williams
E-mail: llwilli@memphis.edu
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall/Winter/Spring 2018-2019
Date Needed: Immediate
Department: School of Health Studies
Location: TIGUrS Urban Garden
Job Description: TIGUrS are seeking self-motivated undergraduate students to help 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: Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: 10 hrs. maximum/minimum per week. Must be available to work mornings from around 9am and until 12:30pm three days per week.
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Art Johnson
E-mail: art.johnson@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4201
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: U of M Global
Location: Collierville Center
Job Description: Clerical duties, office opening and closing procedures, inventory and organization responsibilities, assisting staff and faculty with the day to day operations and other duties as assigned.
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Filing, Copying, Running Errands and Answering Phones.
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Must have Tuesday and Thursday morning availability from 8am-2pm. Will work with student's schedule for additional hours.
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Veda Y. Taylor
E-mail: vytaylor@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-5781
Fax Number: 901-861-4153

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed: 9/21/2018
Department: Annual Giving- Phonathon
Location: Billy Mac Jones 200
Job Description: Phonathon Fund-raisers play an important role in helping the U of M achieve Annual Fund goals by building University to alumni relationships. The primary duty is to call alumni & friends of the UofM 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.

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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: Angela Jarvis
E-mail: umannualgiving@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3628
Fax Number: 901-678-4711