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Graduate assistantships are offered through many departments and colleges. Information concerning these types of assistance can be obtained from the department in which the student plans to study. All assistantships are governed by the Policy for the Administration of Graduate Assistantships.

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Graduate Research Assistantship Position
Center for Health Education & Wellness
Division of Student Life
University of Tennessee

Center for Health Education & Wellness
The mission of the Center for Health Education & Wellness is to engage in prevention and intervention efforts to increase awareness, impact student decision making, and positively influence our university community.

Principal Responsibilities
The Graduate Research Assistant Position will oversee and advise the undergraduate peer health education group VOLS 2 VOLS. The position will facilitate health program development, delivery, and assessment on a wide-range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health, nutrition, mental health and violence prevention. The position will develop and maintain campus and community partnerships. The position will conduct research on best practices for prevention related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The position will also collect data from prevention initiatives and outreach efforts to establish baseline statistics to document the work in these areas and the future areas of need. The position will assist in preparation of reports and presentations based on the national and campus data. The student will need to demonstrate exceptional communication skills and preferred candidates will have working knowledge of SPSS.

Additional Information
The applicant must be a full time student seeking an advanced degree. The position is a twelve month position, paid by monthly stipend, includes a full tuition waiver (excluding student fees) and is renewable based on performance review. The position is 20 hours per week.

Application Procedures
Please submit materials to the Center for Health Education & Wellness: wellness@utk.edu. Provide materials as email attachments and include your last name and Graduate Research Assistant - Wellness in the subject line.

  1. A cover letter
  2. A resume that includes your educational and work history, as well as any honors or awards you have received
  3. Two letters of reference from recent professional or academic supervisors. These may be submitted directly by your references to wellness@utk.edu.





Graduate Research Assistantship Position
Center for Health Education & Wellness
Division of Student Life
University of Tennessee

Center for Health Education & Wellness: The mission of the Center for Health Education & Wellness is to engage in prevention and intervention efforts to increase awareness, impact student decision making, and positively influence our university community.

Principal Responsibilities:
The Graduate Research Assistant position in the Center will assist with data management, creation of evaluation data collection tools and serve as a resource to the office on best practice for evaluation, measurement and statistics. The position will assist with program evaluation design. The position will assist with facilitating the annual Health and Wellness survey, Alcohol & Drug evaluations, and a Campus Climate survey. The position will analyze the data, develop reports highlighting findings in key prevention areas. The position will assist the Assistant Director in the identification of grant funding opportunities, developing grant proposals and maintain research records in collaboration with PI for grants received and administered by the Center. The position may also include other duties as assigned commensurate with experience. Preferred candidates will have working knowledge of Excel, SPSS and QOA minor.

Additional Information:
The applicant must be a full time graduate student seeking an advanced degree. The position is a twelve month position, paid by monthly stipend, includes a full tuition waiver (excluding student fees) and is renewable based on performance review. The position is 20 hours per week.

Application Procedures:

Please submit materials to the Center for Health Education & Wellness: wellness@utk.edu

Provide materials as email attachments and include your last name and Graduate Research Assistant - Assessment in the subject line.

  1. A cover letter
  2. A resume that includes your educational and work history, as well as any honors or awards you have received
  3. Two letters of reference from recent professional or academic supervisors. These may be submitted directly by your references to wellness@utk.edu.





POSITION AVAILABLE FOR UTK GRADUATE STUDENT:
PEACE CORPS CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVE, UTK

Exciting part-time position available in the Center for International Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Duties: promotes Peace Corps on campus to the student body, faculty, and media; coordinates with the Atlanta Regional Office; submits monthly reports. The position reports to Dr. Pia Wood, Associate Provost, Center for International Education.

Benefits: Tuition Waiver, health insurance, and a stipend of approximately $14,500-16,500. This is a nine month position following the normal academic school year with the potential of remaining in the position for an additional 2 academic years.

Qualifications:
Must be a returned Peace Corps volunteer and an accepted or current graduate student at UT Excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative and ability to work independently Must be able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends. Must be able to maintain regular office hours 20 hours/week during academic semesters

Position begins in August 2015 and ends in May 2016. Training will be conducted in August prior to start of school year. (Availability for some training in May 2015 would be a positive.)

Deadline: Applications accepted immediately. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions and to apply, send resume and names and contact information for 3 references to Lamonya Davis (lamonya@utk.edu), Center for International Education, 1620 Melrose Ave. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. (Tel: 865-974-3177)





WOMEN'S STUDIES
TWO GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

FOR 2014-2015 academic year

Review of Applicants Will Begin April 20, 2014 & Will Continue Until Positions Are Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Women's Studies Program is searching for two graduate teaching associates-- 25% and 50% time. Both positions include teaching one section of an introductory women's studies course each term. Appointment at a 50% level carries the additional responsibility of assisting the program chair in programming and office administration. When applying, please indicate which level of appointment (25%, 50%, or either) you are willing to consider.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be graduate students in good standing, have teaching experience or teaching internships at the college level and have taken 18 hours of upper division, advanced, or graduate course work in fields or topics related to women's studies. Appropriate graduate coursework may include research papers, theses, or dissertation work related to women's issues, as well as specific courses on women's issues or gender issues. Course work may be drawn from a wide range of departments or programs, not only from courses listed for credit specifically in Women's Studies. Application materials should provide information on teaching experience and relevant coursework.

CRITERIA: Commitment to the study of feminism and other issues of concern to women, a strong academic record, teaching experience, and evidence of responsibility in carrying out academic and/or administrative tasks. Students from any program, department, or college may apply.

POSITION BENEFITS: The stipend for a Teaching Associate at 50% time will be approximately $12,799.00; for 25% time it will be approximately $7350. Additional benefits for either position are a tuition waiver and maintenance fees as well as eligibility for health coverage (activities fees are not included).

PLEASE SUBMIT MATERIALS TO WOMEN'S STUDIES: wstudy@utk.edu
Provide materials as email attachments and include your last name and GTA in the subject line.
1. A statement of your interest in the position, including your background in courses that focus upon women's issues and your experience in programs for women. Please include a statement of your training in, experience in, and approach to teaching. (send electronic email attachment)
2. A resume that includes your educational and work history, as well as any honors or awards you have received. (send as electronic email attachment)
3. Two letters of reference from recent professional or academic supervisors. These may be submitted directly by your references to [wstudy@utk.edu]
4. Transcripts from each college and graduate school attended

RETURN TO: Email: wstudy@utk.edu (preferred contact)
Phone: 974-2409
After a first screening of applications, we will schedule interviews.
Dr. Cheryl Travis (Chair), Women’s Studies room 307 Jessie Harris Bldg,
1215 Cumberland Ave., Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996




*Please check with the concerned department about the status (open/close) of the positions before applying.

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