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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.


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.


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.


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.


Writing Center is offering a workshop for graduate students who are in the process of writing their thesis or dissertation, to help them get their work off to a productive start this summer. The workshop will provide time for planning and drafting and will offer short presentations about writing, researching, de-stressing, formatting–and more. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in The Writing Center, located in HSS 212. If you’re interested, please submit a request to participate in the workshop by completing the request form by May 15.