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PLEASE READ: You must be awarded Federal Work-Study to work one of these jobs. If you are not sure that you are awarded log into the myMemphis portal and click on the Accounts tab and look under Financial Aid Awards for Award Year 2014-15 to see if you have been awarded for Spring 2015 or contact the Student Employment Office and provide your U ID number (not Social Security Number).

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

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 Federal Work Study employee in a department, you cannot work for another department at the same time. Also, you cannot work under Federal Work Study and Regular Student Employment at the same time. You may work up to 37.5 hours a week, but it is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work. Also, it is up to you and the department to ensure that your work schedule does not interfere with your class schedule.

After reading over the job list, 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: April 27, 2015.

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: Fall 2015
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Location: Dunn Hall, Room 373
Job Description:

Picking up mail from UofM Campus Mailbox; assisting with departmental gatherings and events, including Colloquiums; office assistance, including typing, copying, filing, answering phones, running errands, and other duties as assigned. Must have computer knowledge.p>

Duties: Typing, copying, filing, answering phones, running errands, and computer knowledge.
No. of Students Needed: Two (2) Federal Work Study Employees
Hours: Approximately 10+ hours/week
Pay Rate: $10.00
Contact Person: Annita Davis or Barbara Marese
E-mail: or
Contact Phone: (901) 678-2483
Fax Number: (901) 678-2480

Semester Needed: Summer 2015
Date Needed: 5/15/2015
Department: Anthropology
Location: 316 Manning Hall
Job Description:

Work study student will assist with routine office activities such as filing, answering phones, typing, mail deliveries, copying and other duties as assigned. Monday-Friday, Hours needed: 7:45am until 4:30pm. Only students who have received an award for federal work study can apply for this position.

Duties: Typing, computer knowledge, filing, copying, running errands, answering phones.
No. of Students Needed: 1 Federal Work Study Student Employee
Hours: 37.5 per week
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Evell Ballard
Contact Phone: (901) 678-4283
Fax Number: (901) 678-2069

Semester Needed: Fall 2015
Date Needed: 8/1/2015
Department: Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Location: Bill J. Murphy Football Complex
Job Description:

Student Assistants (SA) serve as extensions of The University of Memphis’ Sports Medicine Staff.  As a staff member, we are looking for highly motivated, independent thinkers with a knack for problem solving, coupled with a strong work ethic. 

We ask our SAs to assist our current staff with daily tasks including, but not limited to:  practice/game and field set up, maintaining the flow of the athletic training facility, and the maintenance and well-being of our student-athletes.  This position does require a moderate amount of activity, which most people deem workable.

No. of Students Needed: 4 Federal Work Study eligible
Hours: 25 to 37.5 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.25/hour
Contact Person: Larry Reynolds, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Contact Phone: (901) 678-5384
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Fall 2015
Date Needed: 08/11/2015
Department: Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School
Location: 3771 Poplar Avenue
Job Description:

Assisting the Supervising Teacher in the early childhood classrooms.

No. of Students Needed: 8 Federal Work Study Employees 
Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person: Odette Patrikios
Contact Phone: (901) 678-2120
Fax Number: (901) 323-9560

Semester Needed: Fall 2014 / Spring 2015
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: $7.25 per hour
Contact Person:
Contact Phone: no call please
Fax Number:  

Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: Client Support Services (Hardware Technical Assistant)
Location: 100 Administration Building
Job Description:

Maintain 2 central IS Tiger-LAN Labs (University Center Technology Hub – Room 265, and Library Learning Commons) and University Smart Classrooms. Demonstrated superior customer service attitude! Minimum of one year hardware and software experience with PC. Demonstrated troubleshooting skills. Ability to interact with staff, administrators and faculty at all levels of computing sophistication. Hours needed, Mon-Fri 7a – 11a, 11a – 3p, and 3p – 7p; Sat 9a – 12p.

Note: must have Federal work-study award for 2013-2014 for this position.

Duties: Typing, Computer Knowledge, Running Errands, Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2 Federal Work Study Employees
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour
Contact Person:
Contact Phone:  
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

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 and

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
Contact Phone: 901-678-2727 or 901-678-1546
Fax Number: 901-678-1506

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