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Graduate Assistantship in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is seeking applicants for one graduate research assistantship (50% time) to begin in August 2018. This assistantship position will focus primarily on assisting with institutional research projects, including: collecting data from online databases and university websites for peer comparisons; working with analysts to gather, format, and analyze data for research projects and reports (on topics such as student retention/graduation); assisting with the creation of the University Fact Book and completion of college guides, by gathering, entering, and validating the data; and other departmental projects as needed. For further details on the position, OIRA, and how to apply, download the information sheet.

Graduate Assistantship in Entomology and Plant Pathology

The University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (Hadziabdic Lab) is seeking a Ph.D. candidate to conduct laboratory and field research focused on elucidating the impact of the fungal microbiome on plant-pathogen interactions, with a focus on Thousand Cankers disease of walnuts. Successful candidate will be expected to present research findings at regional, national, or international research meetings and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Download information on this position.

Job Opening for Graduate Student Worker in PiPES and ASPIRE

The PiPES and ASPIRE Programs seek to hire a Project Manager (15 hours per week) to assist with program coordination for the 2018-2019 academic year. PiPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science is an NIH-funded program that delivers a multi-week curriculum to increase college-going and interest in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and biomedical Sciences) for rural Appalachian youth. ASPIRE: Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in Education is an NSF-funded program that provides financial support, mentoring, and research opportunities for rural Appalachian college students with demonstrated financial need. Note: This position does not come with a tuition waiver and the graduate student worker may not hold a graduate assistantship or any other university position concurrent with this position. Get more information about this position and find out how to apply.

Job Opening for Graduate Students in the Honors and Scholars Program

The Honors & Scholars Programs is looking for a graduate student to assist with the 1794 Scholars Program. 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. The program launched in the fall of 2017 and will have its second entering class this fall. The graduate student assistant would work closely with the program’s Assistant Director and other Honors & Scholars staff to assist with programming and advising. Please note that this position does not come with a tuition waiver. Get information about this position.

Join the Graduate School Team!

Note that this position is no longer accepting applications. The Graduate School is seeking to fill a 12-month Graduate Research Assistantship position that includes a tuition and fee waiver, health insurance, and stipend.  The position requires a currently enrolled graduate student in good standing who is able to commit 20-hours per week in-office to the assignment. Get more information on the position and how to apply.

Assistantships in Engineering Fundamentals

The engage Engineering Fundamentals program needs graduate teaching assistants for the 2018–2019 academic year. Teaching assistants receive a stipend and tuition waiver. Learn more about the EF assistant position. The Cook Grand Challenge Honors program is also seeking a graduate teaching assistant for the 2018–2019 academic year to assist in the teaching of EF 157 (fall) and EF 158 (spring). This 20-hour-per-week assistantship carries a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend. Contact Kevin Kit with any questions. Read more about the Honors teaching assistant job.

Graduate Assistant Position in the International House

Please note that this position is no longer accepting applications.The International House is hiring a graduate student to begin work during July 2018. Applicants should have experience in the following: developing and implementing programs, supervising others, leading discussions/teaching, working with budgets, etc. The I-House engages and educates students about the world and their responsibilities and opportunities as global citizens. In addition, the International House is a central gathering place for the university’s international student population. Graduate Assistants keep the International House functioning on a daily basis. They not only help manage the facility 5 days a week but they also serve as hosts to students from all over the world who come to the University of Tennessee. Deadline for applications is March 28, and you can apply online.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Position in the Center for Career Development

Please note that this position is no longer accepting applications. The Center for Career Development is seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Career Exploration and Engagement Team. The position is a 12-month GTA appointment to begin summer 2018. A qualified candidate will be from a doctoral or masters student in the Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education or related discipline with course work in career development. Experience working with individual students and groups is required. Presentation experience and knowledge of instruments such as the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and CliftonStrengths Finder is helpful. Contact Erin Bennett ( for more information, or download the announcement.

Graduate Assistant Position in the Center for Agriculture and Food Security Preparedness

Note: this position is no longer accepting applications. The Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) would like to hire a part time graduate assistant for a project focused on supporting the development of environmental health (EH) competencies for EH professionals. The graduate assistant will assist with organization of focus groups to finalize the EH competencies. They will also complete a scan of existing trainings to support the draft EH competencies, identify gaps in training based on this scan, and assist with the development of a suggested roadmap/curriculum for EH professionals. The funding will end in December 2018. CAFSP will pay the standard Graduate Assistant stipend of $20,000/year ($1666/month) and tuition. Those interested in applying should send a resume to Sheri Pugh ( by Friday, March 30, 2018.

Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Application Open on Thursday for Summer

The Graduate Student Senate will be opening the online GSS Travel Awards application on Thursday, March 1st for the summer 2018 travel round. The deadlines are April 2nd (College of Arts and Sciences) and April 9th (all other colleges). They will be hosting a workshop on the 8th of March, where they will walk through the application process. The workshop takes place from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Haslam 113. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

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