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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).

Student Success Center
Graduate Intern
Contact: Talisha Adams (utlead@utk.edu)

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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College of Nursing
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Lisa Lindley, PhD (llindley@utk.edu)

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking a research assistant (RA) to support quantitative research in a pediatric end-of-life focused study. Our NIH-funded study using nationally-representative Medicaid data with patient and family outcomes will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of a federally-mandated end-of-life intervention. This RA position will support the study aims to compare the: 1) effectiveness (i.e., continuity of care; symptom management), 2) potential burdens (i.e., hospice care intensity, care fragmentation), and 3) cost of concurrent care versus standard hospice care for children and adolescents.
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College of Nursing
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Lisa Lindley, PhD (llindley@utk.edu)

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking a research assistant (RA) interested in qualitative research methods to support a technology–focused study. This project aims to understand the experience of clinicians and social workers in delivering care/services for foster children during an initial encounter in the absence of a medical passport at the Vine School Health Center in Knoxville, TN.
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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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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Denita Hadziabdic Guerry (dhadziab@utk.edu)

The University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (Hadziabdic Lab) is seeking a Ph.D. candidate to conduct laboratory and field research focused on elucidating the impact of the fungal microbiome on plant-pathogen interactions, with a focus on Thousand Cankers disease of walnuts. 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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engage Engineering Fundamentals Program
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Richard Bennett (rbennet2@utk.edu)

The engage Engineering Fundamentals program needs graduate teaching assistants for the 2018–2019 academic year. Teaching assistants receive a stipend and tuition waiver.
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