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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 (shendrick@utk.edu).

Honors & Scholars Programs
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Virginia Stormer, PhD (vmurphy3@utk.edu)

The 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.
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Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Zoi Philippakos, PhD (zphilipp@utk.edu)

Zoi Philippakos, Assistant Professor in the 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.

Department of Plant Sciences—Hewezi Lab
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Tarek Hewezi, PhD (thewezi@utk.edu)

A NIFA-funded PhD assistantship in Plant Molecular Biology is available in at the 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.
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Plant Sciences
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Avat Shekoofa, PhD (ashekoof@utk.edu)

The University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences (Shekoofa Lab) is seeking an MS candidate to conduct controlled (greenhouse) and field research in Jackson, TN. This research will be focused on helping to understand the influences of environmental changes, including water deficit and heat stress, on water movement in plants, plant physiological responses to stressors, and plant-water-soil interactions. The 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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