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Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives Accepting Applications for GRA Position - The Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives is seeking a graduate research assistant to provide research support, assistance with strategic planning, and generation of reports. A successful candidate must be a PhD student, and students in the following areas are particularly preferred: communication and information, data science and engineering, educational psychology and research, and higher education and administration. Get more information on this position, including how to apply.
GTA Opportunity in the Office of Information Technology to Provide Visual Design - The Office of Information Technology is seeking a graduate teaching assistant in Instructional Support & Training (Visual Design). This position, which is a twelve-month, half-time appointment, carries a stipend and a waiver of tuition and maintenance fees, including the summer session. To apply, email Rachael Stanley at a link to your online resume and portfolio and include a cover letter in the text of your email. In the email subject line, type “OIT Job Inquiry – Graduate Teaching Assistant.” Get the full position description at the OIT website.
Lady Vols Basketball Program Looking to Hire a Graduate Assistant for Graphic Design - The Tennessee Women’s Basketball program is offering a graduate assistantship position for a creative graphic design student. They are looking for a graphic designer to facilitate and produce graphics to compliment the brand of the Tennessee Lady Vols. To apply, send resume and work samples to Jennifer Sullivan ( Get the full position description, including eligibility.
1794 Scholars Program Seeking Graduate Assistant - The 1794 Scholars Program seeks to hire a graduate student to assist with program administration and event planning. This position will work closely with the program’s Assistant Director and campus partners. To be eligible, one must be a current UT graduate student in good standing, as of fall 2019, and be available for evening and weekend work. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director, at Interviews will be scheduled in early July with a position start date of July 29th. Get the full position description, including eligibility requirements.
Graduate Research Assistant Position in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education - Zoi Philippakos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, is searching for a full time (20 hours/week) graduate assistant to work on a funded Institution of Education Sciences (IES) grant project that addresses writing and reading in community colleges. The research assistant will work on data collection, data coding, and analysis of data under the supervision of Prof. Philippakos. The graduate assistant will be trained with the rest of the research personnel, as needed. This position requires a graduate student who is highly motivated, organized, and professional. Interested students should contact Prof. Philippakos ( to schedule an interview. Note: This position is only for PhD students. Master's students are not eligible.
Deadline Approaching for Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships - The Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships are for those who are completing a doctoral degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering. Recipients of these fellowships are to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the mission of the Army Research Laboratory. Applicants must complete each section of the online application as outlined on the website instructions. Applicants must register online and ensure all application materials are submitted by the deadline of May 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Geography PhD Student Laura Smith in Media for Research on Tree Rings - Laura Smith, a PhD student in Geography, has been taking up research on tree rings begun in the 1930s and her research has made it into various media outlets. Florence Hawley started research on tree rings to understand long-term weather patterns in the Norris Basin, while working with the Tennessee Valley Authority. 80 years later, Smith is continuing the work by the trailblazing researcher, using new technologies available to the field. Besides moving the research forward, Smith wants the world to know more about Florence Hawley, her work, and her challenges. Read more about Laura Smith's work in the Chattanooga Free Press, and hear her as she talks about her research and Florence Hawley in Science Minute.
Graduate Student in Social Work Studies the Use of VR Technology to Help Older Adults with Dementia - Joe Strong combined his frustration with the health insurance industry and a lifelong interest in neurology and is now a PhD candidate in the College of Social Work. The Office of Research and Engagement recently told his story, giving him the opportunity to discuss how he hopes to show the benefits of VR technology to assist older adults with early to moderate dementia.

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