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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.

Graduate Assistantship Openings*

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
September 28, 2015

Department Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Gonzalez
Phone: 865-­‐974-­‐6271

General Information:
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of the Communications Director. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s communications, marketing, and public relations efforts are critical to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT.

20-­hours per week

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Create and distribute monthly internal e-­‐newsletter to be distributed to Office for Diversity and Inclusion units and offices
• Collect, write, and schedule website and social media content
• Develop website, social media, and PR reports that detail Office for Diversity and Inclusion communication and marketing metrics
• Complete website audits that identify broken links and areas for improvement in copy, layout, photography, etc.
• General assistance with conducting research, writing proposals, analyzing data, and creating reports
• Assist with any planned events, activities, website and social media maintenance
• Other duties as assigned

• Enrolled in a Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, taking at least 6-credits
• Demonstrated knowledge of diversity and inclusion
• Demonstrated experience in working effectively with diverse individuals, groups, and communities
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational)
• Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Demonstrated writing and research proficiencies
• Experience with website maintenance
• Detail-­‐oriented
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
• Natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning new information and skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Background in communications, marketing, advertising, or public relations
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
• Experience with Hootesuite, Mail Chimp, and/or WordPress
• Writing experience
• Research experience
• Experience with data analysis and developing reports

• $1,000 per month.
• Full tuition waiver (in-­‐state or out-­‐of-­‐state) (see tax implications here) (note: student fees, as with other graduate assistantships, are not included in the waiver; tuition waiver does not cover summer courses)
• Graduate Student Health Insurance included

• 20 hours per week
• At will appointment begins January 11, 2015.

To Apply:
• Submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, a writing sample, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sarah Gonzalez at
• Position will remain open until filled.


Review of Applicants will begin March 30, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Women's Studies Program is searching for one graduate teaching associate -- 25% time. The person holding this position is expected to teach one section of an introductory women's studies course each term.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be graduate students in good standing, have teaching experience or a teaching internship 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 25% time will be approximately $7,350. Additional benefits are a waiver of tuition and maintenance fees as well as eligibility for health coverage (activities fees are not included).

Provide materials as email attachments sent to 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.
  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
  4. Transcripts from each college and graduate school attended

After a first screening of applications, we will schedule interviews.

Dr. Patricia Freeland (Chair), Women's Studies
Room 307, Jessie Harris Bldg.
The University of Tennessee
1215 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-7046
Email: (preferred contact)


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.

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 (, Center for International Education, 1620 Melrose Ave. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. (Tel: 865-974-3177)

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

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