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GRA Position in Data Visualization

Data Visualization Project Authors

Authors involved in the Data Visualization Project

Please be aware that this position has been filled, and is no longer accepting applications.

The Data Visualization Project (DVP) is a research-practice partnership between researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and school districts and non-profit organizations in East Tennessee, funded by the United States Department of Education. This STEAM project is intended to inspire and support Grade 4-8 students’ representations of data, or “data visualizations,” across arts and STEM learning contexts. It places a strong emphasis on the “art” in STEAM, drawing attention to the work of contemporary artists and designers, who engage in data sensemaking and data visualization processes to communicate important information and ideas to the public. This project is led by Professors Joy G. Bertling and Lynn Hodge and consists of a dynamic team of student researchers; community partners; and other professionals in the fields of art education, communications, design, and STEM education.

DVP is based in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, a leading educational research institution, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. They seek a graduate research assistant to further the research and development work of the project. This position will provide opportunities for a graduate student to contribute to the project’s goals while developing a range of skills. DVP’s activity phases over the first year of the project span a range of activities including curriculum design, implementation, and refinement as well as a range of research activities.


Student applicants should have

  • a completed master’s degree in an educational field,
  • some research training,
  • strong written communication skills, and
  • two or more years K-12 teaching experience.


This position is a 20-hour/week assistantship beginning as soon as possible. It includes a tuition waiver each semester. As the project is a four-year project, the assistantship has the potential to be renewed.


If interested, applicants should send a resume or CV to Joy G. Bertling, PhD, at immediately.