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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 submit the information at or contact Sean Hendricks (

Comparative and Experimental Medicine/Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences UTCVM
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Hameed Sultana (

One graduate research assistant (GRA) position in studying interactions of Ixodes scapularis ticks with tick-borne viruses is available immediately in the laboratory directed by Hameeda Sultana, PhD, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sultana has a well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory that uses multidisciplinary approaches such as virology, vector biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, and cell biology to understand the interactions of human pathogens with vectors (tick and mosquitoes) and mammalian hosts.

Highly motivated and interested candidates with a MS/DVM/MD/other professional degree and/or with relevant research experience in virology, vector-borne diseases, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or microbiology are especially encouraged to apply for this advertised position. Candidates with strong background in murine models, gene regulation, protein purification, protein-protein interactions and cell culture work are also highly encouraged to apply. In addition, BS graduates with a high GPA and strong motivation in research and higher education are also encouraged to apply.
Read more about the Sultana Lab GRA position

Teaching & Learning Innovation
Graduate Student Worker
Contact: Wes Romeiser (

Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) is seeking a graduate student to assist with faculty projects launched under the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Incubator program during the 2022-2023 academic year. This position reports to TLI’s Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, and will play an integral role in multiple ongoing studies on teaching methods currently being conducted in collaboration between TLI and UT faculty. Please note that this is a Graduate Student Worker position, and not a GRA, GTA, or GA position.

The candidate will be responsible for assisting in project planning, literature review, preparation for IRB application and related procedures, data collection, and data analysis for any currently active SoTL Incubator projects (21 active projects as of August 2022). These responsibilities may be tailored to suit the student’s areas of expertise and interest. This graduate student in this position will carry out 10 hours of work per week during the 2022-2023 academic year, supporting SoTL Incubator projects identified as appropriate for the student’s experience and expertise.
Read more about the TLI Graduate Student Worker position

Comparative and Experimental Medicine/Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Nora Springer, PhD (

The Comparative & Experimental Medicine Graduate Program and the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant (PhD) who will assist in the planning and implementation of biomedical research projects in the fields of comparative cancer biology.
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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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