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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.

The Graduate School shares openings for graduate assistantships whenever possible. If you have any openings to post, please contact Sean Hendricks (shendrick@utk.edu).

Multicultural Student Life
Graduate Research Assistantship

Multicultural Student Life contributes to an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. They promote the academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit resume, cover letter and a minimum of 3 professional references to: multicultural@utk.edu.

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Honors and Scholars Program
Graduate Assistantship
Contact: Meghan Perez (mperez10@utk.edu)

The Honors and Scholars Program is looking for a graduate student to assist with the Honors Leadership Program. This is one of two new programs launching in the Fall of 2017. The Honors Leadership Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in holistic leadership development through a four-year cohort model program. Students selected for the HLP will earn an Honors Leadership Studies Minor through the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department and the Center for Leadership and Service. In addition to completing the Honors Leadership Studies Minor, students in the HLP will also complete co-curricular leadership experiences to compliment their curricular studies. The HLP culminates with students applying their leadership knowledge and skills in a final capstone experience. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to the Honors Leadership Program Assistant Director, Meghan Perez (mperez10@utk.edu), by April 28th.

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Honors and Scholars Program
Graduate Assistantship
Contact: Virginia Stormer (vmurphy3@utk.edu)

The Honors and Scholars Programs is looking for a graduate student to assist with the 1794 Scholars Program. Launching in the fall, the 1794 Scholars Program is a two-year program focused on holistic student engagement through four key pillars: academic engagement, global and cultural awareness, campus involvement, and the Volunteer spirit. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a brand new honors program at UT! The graduate student assistant would work closely with the program’s Assistant Director in launching the new program. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to the 1794 Scholars Program Assistant Director, Virginia Stormer (vmurphy3@utk.edu), by April 28th.

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Engineering Honors Program
Graduate Assistantship
Contact: Kevin Kit, PhD (kkit@utk.edu)

The Engineering Honors Program will be hiring a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for the 2017-2018 academic year to assist in the teaching of EF 157 (Fall) and EF 158 (Spring). Duties will include running recitation sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, grading homework and exam problems, and assisting with setup and cleanup of recitation activities. Please consult with your thesis/dissertation advisor to make sure you are both aware of this commitment before submitting an application. This is a 20-hour-per-week assistantship and carries a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend ($16,000/yr). When applying, you will be asked to upload your most recent transcript/academic history and a resume. International student applicants must also submit TOEFL/IELTS and OPIc test results. Contact Kevin Kit, PhD (kkit@utk.edu) with any questions. Applications review will continue until the position is filled.

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