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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 (

Comparative and Experimental Medicine
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact:David E. Anderson, PhD (

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine seeks one graduate student (MS or PhD level) in Comparative and Experimental Medicine to conduct research on osteomyelitis and bone regeneration. The student will study the influence of biomaterial scaffolds, antibiotic delivery devices, and bioactive proteins on bone regeneration. The project will involve in vitro studies as well as in vivo studies using animal models (mainly goats).
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Data Visualization Project—College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact:Joy G. Bertling, PhD (

The Data Visualization Project (DVP) is a research-practice partnership between researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and school districts and non-profit organizations in East Tennessee, funded by the United States Department of Education. This STEAM project is intended to inspire and support Grade 4-8 students’ representations of data, or “data visualizations,” across arts and STEM learning contexts. It places a strong emphasis on the “art” in STEAM, drawing attention to the work of contemporary artists and designers, who engage in data sensemaking and data visualization processes to communicate important information and ideas to the public.

They seek a graduate research assistant to further the research and development work of the project. This position will provide opportunities for a graduate student to contribute to the project’s goals while developing a range of skills.
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Teaching and Learning Innovation
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Wes Romeiser (

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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