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Graduate Assistantships

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*




Council for Diversity and Interculturalism/Commission for Blacks
Graduate Research Assistant
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Department Contact Information: Name:
Sarah Gonzalez
Phone: 865-974-6271
Email: vcdiversity@utk.edu

General Information
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism (CDI) and the Commission for Blacks (CFB). The work of CDI and CFB are critical to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. More information about CDI and CFB can be found at: http://diversity.utk.edu/units/

20­hours per week

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Gather baseline demographic information that reflects current workforce and student body profiles for the Knoxville Area Units (particularly the Knoxville campus and the Institute of Agriculture)
• Develop reports and presentations that explain trends and changes in campus demographics as well as related diversity issues
• Collect, catalogue, and help review diversity plans submitted by academic and non-academic units at the Knoxville and Agriculture campuses
• Research the work of similar councils and commissions at SEC and top 25 institutions and develop reports and presentations reflecting UT’s efforts in comparison, especially as it relates to policies, personnel, practices, metrics, and other factors deemed necessary by CDI and CFB
• In conjunction with co-chairs schedule and coordinate CDI and CFB meetings
• Attend all CDI and CFB meetings and take meeting minutes
• Disseminate pertinent information to CDI and CFB members
• Maintain CDI and CFB websites and assist with social media
• Assist CDI and CFB with any planned events or activities
• Work with CDI and CFB co-chairs to draft end-of-year report
• Meet with CDI and CFB co-chairs on a regular basis
• Attend monthly meetings with the Vice Chancellor and other GRA’s

Requirements:
• 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 and groups, as well as working across diverse communities, including specific experience with African Americans
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational)
• Demonstrated computer proficiency (Microsoft suite of products)
• Experience with website development
• 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

Preferred:
• Research experience
• Experience with data analysis
• Experience developing reports

Salary/Benefits:
• $1,100 per month.
• Full tuition waiver (in-state or out-of-state) (see tax implications
http://payroll.tennessee.edu/pdfs/Graduate%20Fee%20Waiver%20Taxation.pdf
)
(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

Term:
• 20 hours per week
• At will appointment begins August 1, 2014 and ends on May 31, 2015.

To Apply:
• Submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sarah Gonzalez at sgonzal4@utk.edu.
• Position will remain open until filled.



Commission for Women/Commission for LGBT People
Graduate Research Assistant
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Department Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Gonzalez
Phone: 865-974-6271
Email: vcdiversity@utk.edu

General Information
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of the Commission for Women (CFW) and the Commission for LGBT People. The work of CFW and the Commission for LGBT People are critical to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. More information about CFW and the Commission for LGBT People can be found at: http://diversity.utk.edu/units/

20-hours per week

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Gather baseline gender demographic information for students, faculty, and staff for the Knoxville Area Units (particularly the Knoxville campus and the Institute of Agriculture)
• Develop reports and presentations that explain trends and changes in demographics as it relates to gender
• Conduct research on women, gender equity, and LGBTQQIA issues
• Research the work of similar commissions at SEC and top 25 institutions and develop reports and presentations reflecting UT’s efforts in comparison, especially as it relates to policies, personnel, practices, metrics, and other factors deemed necessary by CFW and Commission for LGBT People
• In conjunction with co-chairs schedule and coordinate CFW and Commission for LGBT People meetings
• Attend all CFW and Commission for LGBT People meetings and take meeting minutes
• Disseminate pertinent information to CFW and Commission for LGBT People members
• Maintain CFW and Commission for LGBT People websites and assist with social media
• Assist CFW and Commission for LGBT People with any planned events or activities
• Work with CFW and Commission for LGBT People co-chairs to draft end-of-year report
• Meet with CFW and Commission for LGBT People chair/co-chairs on a regular basis
• Represent CFW and Commission for LGBT People at various events
• In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor develop status reports (e.g., status of women)
• Assist Vice Chancellor with the development of publications highlighting the contributions of women and LGBTQQIA students, faculty, and staff
• Attend monthly meetings with the Vice Chancellor and other GRA’s

Requirements:
• 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 and groups, as well as working across diverse communities, including specific experiences with women and LGBTQQIA people
• Strong content knowledge of gender equity issues
• Strong content knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns of the LGBTQQIA community
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational)
• Demonstrated computer proficiency (Microsoft suite of products)
• Experience with website development
• 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

Preferred:
• Research experience
• Experience with data analysis
• Experience developing reports

Salary/Benefits:
• $1,100 per month.
• Full tuition waiver (in-state or out-of-state) (see tax implications
http://payroll.tennessee.edu/pdfs/Graduate%20Fee%20Waiver%20Taxation.pdf)
(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

Term:
• 20 hours per week
• At will appointment begins August 1, 2014 and ends on May 31, 2015.

To Apply:
• Submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sarah Gonzalez at sgonzal4@utk.edu.
• Position will remain open until filled.




Center for International Education (Programs Abroad Office)
Priority Deadline: April 11
Interviews to be held: last full week of April
Resume and cover letters should be sent by the priority deadline.


Department Contact Information

Name: Alisa Meador
Phone: 865-974-3177
Email: ameador2@utk.edu


Department Name: Programs Abroad Office (Center for International Education)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

• Significant time studying and/or working abroad
• Enthusiasm for international education
• Strong interest in working in an office that interacts with a wide range of student services and academic units across campus
• Ability to work independently and meet established deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Strong ability to multi-task
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with all applications in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, Publisher) and web applications

Responsibilities and Tasks:

• Assist with international student orientation activities
• Create and edit promotional study abroad materials
• Assist with the Peer Advisor program (interviews, training, etc.)
• Supply and edit content for website
• Staff study abroad table at university browse sessions
• Participate in campus outreach
• Assist with the organization and staffing of the Study Abroad Fair
• Organize and manage the annual photo contest
• Assist with the organization and presentation of pre-departure orientations
• Assist with freshman orientation activities (summer)
• Assist with International Village Program with University Housing
• Complete special projects as assigned

Salary/Benefits:

• $1125.00 per month
• Tuition Waiver
• Health Insurance
• Valuable Experience Working in a Study Abroad Office

Term:

• Open June 2014 – 12 Month Position
• 20 hours per week

Alisa L Meador
Assistant Director
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Programs Abroad Office
Center for International Education
1620 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Telephone: 865-974-3177
Fax: 865-974-2985
Email: ameador2@utk.edu
Website: http://studyabroad.utk.edu



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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