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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).

Office of Undergraduate Research
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Marisa Moazen, PhD (ugresearch@utk.edu)

The Office of Undergraduate Research is searching for a graduate teaching assistant to be responsible for assisting with the coordination, implementation, and assessment of student activities and programming within undergraduate research. Students from any program, department, or college may apply; however, preference will be given to students pursuing a master’s degree in college student personnel or a PhD in higher education administration.
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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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College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Dean’s Office
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Kayla Jones (kjones@utk.edu)

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Dean’s Office is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant to provide support to the administrative assistant for Academic & Faculty Affairs. This is a 12-month position to begin August 1, 2019. The successful candidate needs to be detail-oriented; have strong problem-solving skills and effective organizational and analytical skills; proficient with spreadsheets and databases; able to compile data and generate reports; strong written and verbal communication skills; and have the complete understanding of the need and capability to maintain confidentiality. Please send a cover letter, current CV/resume and two work or academic references to Kayla Jones, kjones@utk.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Chancellor’s Honors Program
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Rebekah Page (rjpage@utk.edu)

The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) seeks to hire a graduate teaching assistant who primarily will assist with program administration and event planning. This position will work closely with the program’s Associate Director and will interact with other university administrators and faculty members on a regular basis. GTA will be required to work 20 hours per week.
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Student Success Center
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Talisha Adams (utlead@utk.edu)

The Student Success Center is currently recruiting candidates for a Graduate Teaching Assistant to serve as a program coordinator for the UT LEAD program. This position would begin early June 2019. Interested graduate students should send their resume and cover letter to utlead@utk.edu and complete the application form. All application material should be submitted by March 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

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McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture (Collections Management)
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Adriane Tafoya (atafoya@utk.edu)

The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is looking for a Collections Department Graduate Assistant (GA Intern) to provide support to the museum Registrar assisting with routine department duties and special projects including but not limited to responding to internal and external requests and inquiries pertaining to the
collections, assisting with collections-based projects, and general office tasks.

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McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture (Arts & Culture Curatorial)
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Cat Shteynberg (cshteynb@utk.edu)

The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is looking for an Arts & Culture Curatorial Graduate Assistant to provide support to the Arts & Culture Collection Curator, assisting with the museum’s exhibition program and collections research. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including exhibition research, planning and project management; managing correspondence; assisting with the coordination of didactic materials and exhibition documentation; and completing arts and culture related collections research and cataloguing assistance.
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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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