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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are offered through many departments and colleges. Information concerning these types of assistance can be obtained from the department in which the student plans to study. All assistantships are governed by the Policy for the Administration of Graduate Assistantships.

The Graduate School shares openings for graduate assistantships whenever possible. If you have any openings to post, please contact Sean Hendricks (

Programs Abroad Office (PAO)
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Noah Rost (

The Programs Abroad Office (PAO) is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. The PAO manages education abroad mobility for undergraduate and graduate students and works closely with faculty and academic departments on the development of education abroad programming. The graduate assistant will join an office of 7 full-time staff and 6 student workers and will assist with a variety of functions.
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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Donald A. Cunningham (

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
  • Other departmental projects as needed
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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Denita Hadziabdic Guerry (

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.
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Honors and Scholars Programs
Graduate Student Position
Contact: Virginia Stormer (

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.
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engage Engineering Fundamentals Program
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Richard Bennett (

The engage Engineering Fundamentals program needs graduate teaching assistants for the 2018–2019 academic year. Teaching assistants receive a stipend and tuition waiver.
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