Federal Work-Study (FWS)

PLEASE READ: You must be awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) to work one of these jobs. To determine if you are awarded FWS funds, log onto your myMemphis portal, click on Account$, and look under Financial Aid Awards for Award Year 2017-18.  To inquire if you are eligible, contact the Student Employment Office at (901) 678-3737 or via email at StuEmp@memphis.edu.

If you are an international student under an F-1 visa, you are not eligible to work under FWS.

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 for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

If you are currently working as a FWS employee in a department, you cannot work for another department at the same time. You also cannot work as FWS while simultaneously under the Regular Student Employment program.  You may work up to 25 hours a week, but it is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work. You and the department need to ensure that your work schedule does not interfere with your class schedule.

If you see a job you are interested in from the list below, please contact that department for an interview or follow the instructions provided.

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

This information last revised: March 20, 2018


Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: August 9, 2017
Department: Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School
Location: 3771 Poplar
Job Description: Providing assistance and care for young children, ages 2 through kindergarten in a lab. School setting under the guidance of the supervising teacher in the classroom. More details will be provided at the job interview.
Duties: See Job Description
No. of Students Needed: Twelve (12) Federal Work-Study
Hours: Approx. 20hrs. a week (Monday through Friday)
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Sandra Brown Turner
E-mail: sbturnr1@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: (901) 678-2120
Fax Number: (901) 323-9560

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Location: Dunn Hall, Room 373
Job Description: Tutor in Math Learning Center, grade Math papers, fill in where needed in the Math Department.
Duties: Typing, copying, filing, answering phones, running errands, and must have computer knowledge.
No. of Students Needed: Up to 4 Federal Work Study students
Hours: 10 to 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $10 per hour
Contact Person: Dr. Paul Balister
E-mail: pbalistr@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: Please e-mail Dr. Balister at pbalistr@memphis.edu
Fax Number: (901) 678-2480

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk – Technical Student Assistant
Location: 100 Administration Bldg
Job Description: Accurately document all phone calls using the Online ticketing system. Troubleshoot technical issues over the phone and face-to-face. Possess excellent customer service skills, dependable, and self-motivated. Maintain 2 central IT Tigerlan labs (University Center Tech Hub & Library Learning Commons). IT majors preferred. Shifts are: 7a-11a; 11a-3p; 3p-7p; 7p-11p; 11p-7a.
Duties: Typing. Computer Knowledge, Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 20 Federal Work Study Employees 
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $8 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 call please
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Computer Science
Location: Dunn Hall, Rm. 226
Job Description: The Networking Research Lab has NSF funded projects on Internet monitoring and design. Interested students can email their transcript and resume to lanwang@memphis.edu.
The requirements are: (1) GPA of at least 3.0; (2) Obtained A from both COMP1900 and COMP2150; (3) can work for at least one year; (4) Knowledge about networking, operating systems (esp. UNIX), and (5) Some system admin. experience is a plus.

For more information about the research projects, please go to http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~lanwang/ and http://netlab.cs.memphis.edu.
Duties: See above job description
No. of Students Needed:  student worker
Hours: 10+ per week
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Lan Wang
E-mail: lanwang@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2727 or 901-678-1546
Fax Number: 901-678-1506

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: November 1, 2017
Department: Engineering Technology
Location: ET 226
Job Description: Basic understanding of electronics. Good working knowledge of excel. Attention to detail. Programming experience a plus. Database experience a plus. Job will include assisting with bar code and Bluetooth research as well as some work in the Automation and Robotics Lab.
Duties: Running Errands, Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: variable during Monday -Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 20/hrs week
Pay Rate: $10 per hour
Contact Person: Kevin Berisso
E-mail: kberisso@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4300
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: January 16, 2018
Department: Campus School
Location: 535 Zach Curlin
Job Description: Academic Tutor
Duties: Responsible for providing academic tutoring and homework assistance for students in grades one though five. Previous experience working with children preferred.
No. of Students Needed: 7
Hours: 7 - 1:30 and 1:00 - 5:00, some Saturdays in March and April
Pay Rate: $10 per hour
Contact Person: Rebecca Scott
E-mail: rhscott@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2285
Fax Number: 901-678-4235

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: January 16, 2018
Department: Libraries Branches
Location: Music Building, Room 115
Job Description: Works at the Music Library Circulation Desk. Duties include: checking materials out to patrons, answering phones, and providing general customer service. The Music Library is especially interested in applicants with a formal music background.
Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Running Errands, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: 12 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour
Contact Person: Joel Roberts
E-mail: jcrberts@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2330
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: January 29, 2018
Department: Communication
Location: ACB 212
Job Description: The Department of Communications is in need of student workers to work at the front desk in our main office and/or computer lab. Office duties include answering the phone, picking up the mail, making copies, scanning documents, and other general office tasks. Computer lab duties include monitoring the lab, refilling supplies, and helping students with general computer tasks.

The applicant MUST have Federal Work Study.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Computer Knowledge, Running Errands, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: MWF 1:00-3:00PM
TTH 10:00-1:00PM
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: https://www.cognitoforms.com/UofMDeptOfComm/DepartmentOfComm
E-mail: https://www.cognitoforms.com/UofMDeptOfComm/DepartmentOfComm
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: January 16, 2018
Department: Student Accountability, Outreach and Support
Location: 359 University Center
Job Description: The Office of Student Accountability, Outreach and Support is seeking to hire a student assistant who will be able to provide front desk coverage, greeting and directing visitors, answering phones, data entry, lunch coverage, organizing and stocking the Tiger Pantry, posting information to social media accounts for the office, and any other assigned office duties. General work hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm.
**Office is interested in federal funded work study students.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Computer Knowledge, Running Errands, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Kelfey Williams
E-mail: Kelfey.Williams@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2298
Fax Number: 901-678-4534

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Disability Resources for Students
Location: 110 Wilder Tower
Job Description: Courier - delivering and/or picking up exams all across campus; checking department mailbox and delivering interdepartmental mail. Scribe, reader, and/or proctor for DRS students' exams.
General office tasks.
Must be a Graduate Student.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones.
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: The Graduate Student Worker position does not have a set schedule, but usually works 5-20 hours/week on an as-needed basis.
Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour
Contact Person: Jennifer Murchison
E-mail: jmurchis@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2880
Fax Number: 901-678-3070

Semester Needed: Spring 2018
Date Needed: February 9, 2018
Department: Department of Leadership
Location: 123 Ball Hall
Job Description: The person to be hired needs to send a resume to the email below. You will be sitting at the front desk being the first one to greet our students and visitors. You may be asked to help the professors to may copies, transcribe notes, run to the post office, pick up mail from the Dean' office, take items to Accounts Payable and Human Resources. You will need to be on time and a self starter. You will be doing the items that a front desk person does out in public.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Computer Knowledge, Running Errands, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Between the hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Working 20 hours a week
Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour
Contact Person: Janet Robbins
E-mail: jcrbbins@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2797
Fax Number: 901-678-0505

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed: Now
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: 312 Engineering Science Building
Job Description: Mechanical Engineering seeking enthusiastic and organized candidate to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. Work may include errands, phone calls, computer work, and other duties. Applicants should be able to commit a minimum of 10-15 working hours each week to the department to be scheduled weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Attention to detail, accountability, and ability to follow instructions is a MUST. Send the resume to Lindsay Crews (lehenley@memphis.edu). The subject line will be "Mechanical Engineering Student Worker".
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Research, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Approx. 10-15hrs. a week (Monday through Friday) Between Hours of 8am-4:30pm
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Lindsay Crews
E-mail: lehenley@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2173
Fax Number: No Fax

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 intrested, 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: Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Date Needed: 05/01/2018
Department: Office of Admissions & Orientation
Location: 101 Wilder Tower
Job Description: Campus Tour Guide:
  • Classification: Current undergraduate student with a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must have a positive attitude, school spirit and exemplary customer service skills
  • Submit application to 101 Wilder Tower by 4/9 at 4:30 pm:
    Click here for application
Duties:  
No. of Students Needed: 10
Hours: 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, Monday through Friday
Pay Rate: $7.25/hour
Contact Person: Kristen VanNoord
E-mail: kvnnoord@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2169
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed:  
Department: Computer Science
Location: Dunn Hall 208
Job Description: The Department is looking for undergraduate tutors to staff the Computer Science Learning Center in COMP 1800, 1900, and 2150.
Required Qualifications:
- Have completed COMP 1900 and COMP 2150 (or 1900 and the old 2150+3160) with a B or better in both
- Able to clearly explain basic programming, OOP concepts, and data structures in Java, both orally and in writing.
Duties: Computer Knowledge
No. of Students Needed: 5
Hours: Number of hours per week per tutor depends on tutor availability and number of tutors we have.
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Top Malasri
E-mail: kmalasri@memphis.edu
Contact Phone:  
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2018
Date Needed:  
Department: Computer Science
Location: Dunn Hall 398
Job Description: The Computer Science Department is seeking two students to help with main office coverage. General administrative duties will be assigned, including running errands, answering phones, copying, and assisting the Project Coordinator. Seeking availability M-F 10-2pm only. Please send your resume to cconnor2@memphis.edu. Interviews will begin towards the end of April, with hiring completed before the end of the semester.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Shifts M-F 10am-2pm
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Corinne OConnor
E-mail: cconnor2@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3967
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