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Major Deadline for Summer 2019 Graduates - Tuesday, July 30, is a major deadline for all students intending to graduate in summer 2019. Final theses and dissertations are to be submitted to Trace, and be accepted by the Thesis/Dissertation Consultant by 5:00 p.m. All doctoral candidates must complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates by this date, as well. And the Pass/Fail form and Thesis/Dissertation Approval form (if you're in a thesis or dissertation program) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. to the Graduate School. For more details, and links to the relevant forms, please check out our graduation deadlines.
Residency Classification Deadlines for Fall 2019 - Your residency classification has an impact on your tuition and fees. Your initial classification is determined by the information you have provided on your application for admission to the Graduate School. If you believe that your initial residency classification is incorrect, you may appeal the classification. Learn about upcoming deadlines for appeals for fall 2019.
Journalism PhD Student Charli Kerns Featured in Tennessee Today - Charli Kerns, a PhD student in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, was recently featured in Tennessee Today. An avid action sports enthusiast, her research focuses on how action sports media can help re-imagine issues of gender in sport and culture. Read more about Charli, her dissertation research, and the ups and downs of whitewater canoeing.
Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives Accepting Applications for GRA Position - Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. 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 rachael@utk.edu 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 - Note: This position has now been filled. 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 (jsulli66@utk.edu). Get the full position description, including eligibility.
1794 Scholars Program Seeking Graduate Assistant - Note: This position has been filled. 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 vmurphy3@utk.edu. 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 (zphilipp@utk.edu) to schedule an interview. Note: This position is only for PhD students. Master's students are not eligible.

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