Resident Directors

Resident Directors (RDs) at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are paraprofessional staff members that are an essential component of the Housing and Residential Life Program. RDs are students that are selected on the basis of the following criteria: previous residence hall experience, academic achievement, leadership skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and the ability to serve as a positive role model for our residents. 

This position comes with vast applicable job experience and many perks to help offset the cost of attending University, whether attending as an undergraduate or graduate student. This position requires a criminal background check including fingerprints, and will require HR Paperwork, which includes the necessity for a Social Security Card. International Students who don’t currently have a Social Security Card will be given instructions for how to obtain one. 

Please see the Guidelines of Employment and the Position Description for more details.

Contact our Recruitment Team at with questions.

Resident Director Application* (

*This application requires some personal information, educational information, additional information, short answer questions, placement preferences, a current resume, and some informational acknowledgements. The entire application should take around 30 minutes to complete. Please be prepared with all of this information and requirements before you begin the application.

Resident Director Reference Form* (

*A complete RD Application requires 3 references. Please provide the available link to your references so that they may complete them.