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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 submit the information at tiny.utk.edu/ga-announce or contact Sean Hendricks (shendrick@utk.edu).

Student Conduct and Community Standards
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Shaun McComas (smccomas@utk.edu)

Student Conduct & Community Standards (SCCS) is seeking a Graduate Assistant (GA) who will work with the SCCS mission of providing students with a Student Conduct Process that develops student integrity and accountability through an educational, consistent, and equitable process. Candidates must be able to relate well to people in a college environment, possess an impeccable work ethic, have a positive attitude, be motivated, possess the ability to develop programs, be organized, have excellent communication skills, possess the ability to work in a collaborative environment, and maintain appropriate professionalism with students. Graduate Assistants at SCCS will investigate and adjudicate alleged violations of the Code of Conduct, provide support for students in the Student Conduct Process, facilitate educational sanctions, assist with departmental data collection, and much more. This is a 20 hour/week position with a tuition waiver and $1,500/month stipend.
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UT Libraries—Marketing and Communications
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Lola Alapo (lola.alapo@tennessee.edu)

The UT Libraries’ Marketing and Communications unit seeks an energetic, creative, and self-directed student to assist with and contribute to communication efforts that promote UT Libraries to our campus and community. Responsibilities include creating updates for and collaborating regularly on the planning and scheduling of social media content and campaigns; Writing and posting news stories and announcements to the Libraries’ website; Compiling informative summaries and regularly publishing events to the campus events calendar; Ensuring digital content and postings across all channels comply with established accessibility standards; Contributing to a photography database in support of UT Libraries communications and marketing efforts; Other duties as assigned.
Read more about the UT Libraries Marketing/Communications GRA position

Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Denise Sears (rsears1@utk.edu)

The Office of Graduate Admissions is seeking to fill a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position that will begin February 1, 2023. It is a 12-month position, which may be renewed, based on performance and available funding of the stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance.
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UT Libraries
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Rachel Caldwell (rachelcaldwell@utk.edu)

Working in the Scholars’ Collaborative, the Scholarly Communication Graduate Research Assistant will be involved with efforts in open educational resources and open access journal publishing, along with limited customer service support for the open institutional repository, TRACE. The Libraries partner with many units and departments on campus as part of the Open Education Working Group and the Open Education Advisory Group, in order to encourage affordability and openness in course materials. The Scholars’ Collaborative is also home to V.O.L. Journals, the Libraries’ open access journal publishing program. We work closely with 12 journal editors as V.O.L. Journals publishing partners. The research assistant will participate in data gathering and analysis, provide support to authors, creators, and journal editors, update documentation, and frequently communicate with faculty and staff. This is a 12-month, 50% assistantship running from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024. Salary is $1,500.00/month, in addition to full tuition waiver.
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UT Libraries
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Grace Therrell (gtherrell@utk.edu)

The Teaching and Learning Programs Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) will work with department members to support student learning, primarily through offering instruction and developing instructional materials. The GTA will be part of a team that includes Student Success Librarians and an Instructional Designer. The GTA will work 20 hours each week, which is flexible around the GTA’s class schedule. The GTA will gain experience working on collaborative and independent projects, with some work tailored to individual interests and skills. This 12-month position also has the opportunity to collaborate with departments across the UT Libraries. This is a 12-month, 50% assistantship running from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024. Salary is $1,500.00/month, in addition to full tuition waiver.
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UT Libraries
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Laura Romans (lblair9@utk.edu)

The Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives is located in Hodges Library. The GRA works ten hours each week within our business hours, Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm. The GRA will gain experience providing reference assistance and processing collection materials, in addition to working on collaborative and independent projects that can be tailored to the individual’s interests and skills. This is a 12-month, 25% assistantship running from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024. Salary is $750.00/month, in addition to full tuition waiver.
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College of Nursing
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Dominique Bulgin (dbulgin@utk.edu)

Dominique Bulgin, PhD, in the College of Nursing is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for a research project entitled, Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to Disease Self-Management for Men Living with Sickle Cell Disease. The goal of the project is study is to identify facilitators and barriers to disease self-management for men living with sickle cell disease (SCD).
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Academic Success Center
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Tabitha Villalba (tvillalb@utk.edu)

The Academic Success Center is seeking a Graduate Assistant to serve as a Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction and Peer Learning Assistants. This 20-hour-per-week position begins January 3, 2023 and provides an annual monthly stipend in addition to a tuition waiver for the spring and summer semesters. This is a contract position that concludes in June 2023.
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Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Sheri Pugh (spugh5@utk.edu)

The Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) is looking for a graduate assistant for a CDC-funded project. CAFSP administered a survey to pet and feed store employees across the U.S. to gather information from employees related to disease risks from handling animals and animal food. The candidate will assist with the data analysis and work with the Center’s Director to prepare publications of the results. This candidate will also help to develop educational materials based on survey results to be distributed to pet and feed store employees. Compensation for this position is a monthly stipend plus health insurance benefits and tuition/fees coverage. Please email a resume and cover letter to Sheri Pugh at spugh5@utk.edu by November 10, 2022.

Teaching and Learning Innovation
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Wes Romeiser (wromeise@utk.edu)

Currently, Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) is seeking a graduate student to oversee, implement, and coordinate the unit’s communications and marketing efforts. The primary responsibilities of this position are to maintain TLI’s websites, manage TLI’s social media resources, author TLI’s monthly e-newsletter, and support the resource creation process for downloadable resources related to the unit’s Areas of Excellence.
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