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: October 24, 2017.


Semester Needed:  Summer and Fall 2017
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: Summer & Fall 2017
Date Needed: May 26, 2017 (for Summer), August 31, 2017 (for Fall)
Department: Center for Athletic Academic Services
Location: Wilder Tower, 6th Floor
Job Description: Academic Tutor:
Must be at least a sophomore, a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and 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). 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 (including final exam period).
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: 901-678-4695

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: Fall 2017
Date Needed: January 11, 2017
Department: Child Development Center
Location: 3875 Tiger Paw South
Job Description:

Teacher's helper.   Prefer junior/senior in ECE with experience.

Duties: See job description
No. of Students Needed: One (1) Regular Student Employment
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Donna Burrow or Margaret Scott
E-mail: dburrow@memphis.edu or mascott1@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: (901) 678-5059
Fax Number: (901) 678-4998


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: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Date Needed: August 28, 2017
Department: Business Information and Technology
Location: Fogelman Classroom Building
Job Description:
Will be assisting with sections of MIS2749. Expected to show up to classes and assist those students who need help. Applicants must have completed MIS2749 with an "A" and be able to communicate effectively with students who have questions.
Duties: Running errands, computer knowledge
No. of Students Needed: Two Regular Student Employees
Hours: 15 hours per week to cover 5 sections each
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Christy Smith
E-mail: mcsmith2@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4613
Fax Number: 901-678-4151


Semester Needed: On-going
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: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 8/28/2017
Department: School of Health Studies
Location: TIGUrS Urban Garden
Job Description:
Seeking a self-motivated undergraduate student 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, student must be able to work outdoors in heat, wet, and cold, able to repeatedly lift 40 lbs., hoe, rake, shovel, mow, weed by hand, move brick, work around insects, squat and bend repeatedly and ... have fun.
Duties:  
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 10 hrs maximum per week. Must be available to work mornings from around 9am until 12 pm at least three days per week.
Pay Rate: $10 per hour
Contact Person: Art Johnson
E-mail: art.johnson@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4201
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 8/28/2017
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Location: Lambuth Campus, Varnell Jones, Suite 200
Job Description:
The student worker, under the supervision of the Primary Investigator, will be responsible for helping in data collection (i.e. help completing contact data base, correlating and stuffing envelopes for three rounds of surveys), and data entry. Secondary responsibilities include filing, daily mail runs, copies, pick-up and/or delivery of documents to different departments on campus.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Flexible
Pay Rate: Student Worker Rate
Contact Person: Dr. Sheri Jenkins Keenan, Ph.D
E-mail: Sheri.Jenkins.Keenan@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 731-425-1921
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
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 Brance 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: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 10/01/2017
Department: Career Services - Main Office
Location: Wilder Tower
Job Description:
Tiger Talent Ambassadors (TTA) are a select group of students who represent Career Services and gain extensive hands-on training and experience. Ambassadors develop Leadership and Professional Competencies. A GPA of 3.25+ is required. To view the fill description and application instructions, please visit Memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttamain.pdf.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 4
Hours: 10- 12 hours per week
Pay Rate: 8.50/hr
Contact Person: Dr. Clay Woemmel
E-mail: cwoemmel@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttamain.pdf
Fax Number: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttamain.pdf

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 10/01/2017
Department: Career Services-STEM Office
Location: Arts and Sciences/Engineering
Job Description:
Tiger Talent Ambassadors (TTA) - STEM are a select group of students who represent Career Services and gain extensive hands-on training and experience. Ambassadors develop Leadership and Professional Competencies. A GPA of 3.25+ and a major on STEM discipline is required. To view the full description and application instructions, please visit Memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttastem.pdf.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 10 12 hours per week
Pay Rate: 8.50/hr
Contact Person: Dr. Jada Meeks
E-mail: jmeeks@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttastem.pdf
Fax Number: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttastem.pdf

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 10/01/2017
Department: Career Services -KWS Office
Location: Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
Job Description:
Tiger Talent Ambassadors -KWS (TTA) are a select group of students who represent Career Services and gain extensive hands-on training and experience. Ambassadors develop Leadership and Professional Competencies. A GPA of 3.25+ and a major in KWS discipline is required. To view the full description and application instructions, please visit memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttakws.pdf.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 10-12 hours per week.
Pay Rate: 8.50/hr
Contact Person: Ms. Marla Lopex-Flohr
E-mail: mlpzflhr@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttakws.pdf
Fax Number: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/ttakws.pdf

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
Date Needed: 10/23/2017
Department: Career Services- Memphis Career Preparation Academy
Location: Wilder Tower
Job Description:
Career Preparation Champions (CPC) are a select group of students who represent the Memphis Career Preparation Academy and are provided with the unique opportunity to gain extensive hands-on training and experience. CPCs work with students to develop leadership and professional skills and engage students in the career planning process. To view the full description and application instructions, please visit:http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/cpc.pdf
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 5
Hours: 10-12 hours per week.
Pay Rate: 8.50/hr
Contact Person: Laura Wichman
E-mail: lwichman@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: memphis.edu/careerservices/pdfs/cpc.pdf
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2017
Date Needed: December 1, 2017
Department: MD2K Center of Excellence
Location: FedEx Institute - 335
Job Description:
The MD2K Center of Excellence is seeking an enthusiastic and organized candidate to join our team as an technology admin assistant. Our team is composed of researchers from multiple universities across the country and is developing sensors and software to help improve individual's well being. 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.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Up to 20 hours weekly - possible continuation to additional semesters contingent upon funding
Pay Rate: $15 per hour
Contact Person: Joe Biggers, Director of Operations - MD2K
E-mail: mPerf@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-1526
Fax Number: NA

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