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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).

Graduate School
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 June 1, 2021. 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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International Student Services
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Brian Todd (btodd@utk.edu)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has an opening for a new graduate assistant, beginning June 2021. The ISSS department is responsible for providing immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate documents and immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in offering these programs and services. This is 12 month, 20 hour per week position offering a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.
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Knoxville Homeless Management Information System
Graduate Student Worker
Contact: David Patterson, PhD (dpatter2@utk.edu)

The College of Social Work’s Knoxville Homeless Management Information System
(KnoxHMIS) seeks to hire a research assistant (20 hours per week) to assist in community engagement, data analysis, and reporting of the coordination of care and services delivery outcomes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

We anticipate funding of this position from January 2021 through May 2022. Note: there is no tuition waiver associated with this position.

Information about KnoxHMIS is available at knoxhmis.sworpswebapp.sworps.utk.edu. Also, see the Community Dashboard.
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IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Dania Bilal, PhD (dania@utk.edu)

Dania Bilal, professor in the School of Information Sciences, is seeking a graduate student to assist her on the IMLS funded grant: IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is an excellent opportunity to support a project that will have national impact by sparking future innovation, collaboration, and dissemination of AI in library and information environments.
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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Kevin Moulton, PhD (jmoulton@utk.edu)

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is seeking to fill two NSF-funded (DEB-1949813) research assistantships, one MS and one PhD, available starting in summer 2021 to conduct independent revisionary and phylogenomic studies within the family Dixidae (Diptera), commonly known as meniscus midges. For additional information about this opportunity, inquiries may be directed via email to Kevin Moulton, PhD, at (jmoulton@utk.edu).
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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Ragini Acharya, PhD (ragini.acharya@utsi.edu)

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) program is seeking to fund two PhD graduate research assistant to perform research in hypersonic propulsion, computational fluid dynamics, uncertainty quantification for CFD, and related areas. The successful applicant will be advised by faculty in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN.
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