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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 (

Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Kevin Kit (

The Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program is looking for a graduate teaching assistant for the 2019–2020 academic year to assist with EF 157 and EF 158. Duties include running recitation sessions, grading, and assisting with setup and cleanup of activities. This assistantship carries a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend.
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Student Success Center
Graduate Intern
Contact: Talisha Adams (

The Student Success Center (SSC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is looking for a vibrant, people-oriented, organized individual interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The SSC invites applications and nominations for a paid Graduate Internship supporting the UT LEAD Summer Institute (UTLSI) beginning in the Fall 2018 and continuing through Spring 2019. This internship has the opportunity of extending through Summer 2019. As part of the larger UT LEAD program (LEAD stands for Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity), UTLSI promotes undergraduate success, academic excellence, and persistence to graduation.
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Plant Sciences
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Avat Shekoofa, PhD (

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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