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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.


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.


Center for Sport, Peace, and Society is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student summer interns for 2019. Interns will be responsible for providing a wide array of support for Center projects including: assisting with research, program planning and implementation, social media and document design, and providing support to alumni of Center programs. Get more information about this position and how to apply.


Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee in Knoxville. As a member of the Hewezi Lab, the PhD student will investigate the role of soybean protein kinases in regulating interactions leading to compatibility between the soybean plant and soybean cyst nematodes. The position is available starting fall 2019. Applications received before May 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Contact Tarek Hawezi, PhD, with any questions at thewezi@utk.edu. Get more information about this position and how to apply.


Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) seeks to hire a graduate teaching assistant who primarily will assist with program administration and event planning. This position will work closely with the program’s Associate Director and will interact with other university administrators and faculty members on a regular basis. GTA will be required to work 20 hours per week. Get more information about this position.


Commission for Women (CFW) and the Commission for LGBT People (CLGBT). This position begins summer or fall 2019 and provides an annual stipend of $1,300 per month in addition to a tuition waiver for Fall and Spring Semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with the possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance. This position would include a full tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition) and health insurance while enrolled in classes. Get more information about this position and how to apply.


Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovations is currently accepting applications for the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Boyd Venture Challenge is a seed-fund grant competition conducted in the fall and spring semesters each year. Graduate and undergraduate students from any degree program can apply to pitch for up to $20,000 in funding for their legally established start-up business. This is the final pitch competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are due by April 10. Full application instructions and eligibility details are available at tiny.utk.edu/BoydVC. Read about some recent winners of the Boyd Venture Challenge, which include UT graduate students.