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 Assistant Position
Center for International Education, International Student and Scholar Services
November 19, 2013
The Center for International Educations International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) coordinates and oversees all services delivered to international students and scholars. The ISSS is responsible for providing orientation to new students and scholars, immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students, scholars and their dependents, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in ensuring these services and programs are met. Graduate Assistants also serve as resources to students and scholars from around the globe who come to UTK. For more information, visit this link: http://international.utk.edu/isss/.
Interest in working with international students and scholars
Ability to interact with individuals from different cultural perspectives
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Proficiency with MS Office and ability to use social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work closely with faculty and staff in a professional manner
Familiarity with UTK, the Knoxville community and local resources
The following qualifications are preferred but not required:
Experience living in a second country
Proficiency in a language other than English
Experience with website management
Responsibilities and Tasks:
Assist with the teaching of the mandatory International Student Orientation program/class for new international students, including teaching on various topics related to academic success and preparation, planning cultural immersion experience, and advising students. (Fall, Spring and Summer terms)
Plan, facilitate, and assist in teaching educational and immigration-focused seminars to educate international student and scholars.
Assist in advising and mentoring international students and scholars on academic, education and cultural issues. Research and benchmark international student and scholar advising best practices by obtaining data from Top 25 institutions to report and inform the Top 25 Initiative.
Research functions of other Top 25 institutions to inform new initiatives in the Center in support of recruitment and retention of International graduate and undergraduate students (a core goal of the Ready for the World QEP). This data is used in the annual reports to SACS and THEC.
Collect and analyze data on international student recruitment for SACS QEP and THECs Student Learning Initiative (SLI) annual reports. Assist with incorporating this data into the annual reports.
Compile data for federal immigration law and SEVIS compliance to ensure that UTK continues to be able to admit and enroll international students. This data is used for federal reporting purposes for UTK.
Other Duties/Projects as assigned
Tuition Waiver (9 hours each semester including summer)
Monthly stipend of $1,125
20 hours/week for 12-months
2-year term beginning in January 2014 and includes summer work
*Please check with the concerned department about the status (open/close) of the positions before applying.
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- Accounting and Information Management
- Agricultural Economics
- Animal Science
- Business Administration
- Child and Family Studies
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Communication and Information
- College Student Personnel
- Educational Psychology and Counseling
- Entomology and Plant Pathology
- Information Sciences
- Innovative Technology Center
- Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
- Music (Music Theory and Composition)
- Nuclear Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy
- Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Student Success Center
- University Housing
- University Libraries
- Women's Studies