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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).

Haslam Scholars Program
Graduate Student Assistant
Contact: Kristin Tocci (ktocci@utk.edu)

The Haslam Scholars program in the Honors and Scholars Programs Office is seeking to fill a Graduate Student Assistant position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. This is a 12-month position, which may be renewed. The HSP Graduate Student Assistant will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Haslam Scholars program. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: event planning, data management and program assessment, program development, and working with 60 very talented and high achieving undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will enjoy event programming and planning, working with high achieving and highly motivated students, compiling data and reports for program improvement and assessment, and have an interest in ensuring an exceptional undergraduate experience. Compensation is $16.50 an hour and does not include a tuition waiver.
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UT Peace Corps
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Adam Wilcox (awillcox@utk.edu)

UT is currently accepting applications for a Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter position. This position is anticipated to begin in August 2021 and run through the end of the academic year. The position is for a graduate student and contingent on the applicant being accepted by the UT Graduate School. The position includes a competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. The position is housed in the UT Center for Global Engagement and will be supervised by the UT Peace Corps Prep Coordinator. Please note that one of the minimum qualifications is that any applicant must be a returned Peace Corps volunteer.
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Department of Plant Sciences
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Amy Fulcher, PhD (afulcher@utk.edu)

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking an MS or PhD student for a graduate research assistantship in the area of sustainable nursery irrigation. Preference will be given to applicants with a BS or MS degree in horticulture, plant science, agronomy, botany, ecology or other related discipline.
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Teaching and Learning Innovation
Graduate Intern
Contact: Wes Romeiser (wromeise@utk.edu)

Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) is seeking a graduate student intern to assist with projects and programming related to its assessment initiative. This position reports to TLI’s Research and Assessment Coordinator, and will play an integral role in the evaluation and assessment of TLI programming (e.g., workshops series, institutes, Innovation Teaching & Learning conference), and other faculty development related assessment needs. This position does not include a tuition waiver.
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Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Sheng-I Yang, PhD (syang47@utk.edu)

The Forest Biometrics Lab at UT is now accepting applications for a 2-year MS research assistantship under the supervision of Sheng-I Yang, Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics. The sustainability of mixed hardwood forests has received increased attention due to declines in the natural regeneration of several important tree species, which would negatively impact forest structure, biodiversity, carbon storage and commercial value. The main objective of this project is to develop accurate statistical procedures to assess forest structure and regeneration potential for short-term and long-term forecasts of hardwood tree and stand development in the Eastern US. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Thomas Brandeis at the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.
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Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Sheng-I Yang, PhD (syang47@utk.edu)

The Climate Smart Forestry (CSF) program at the University of Tennessee is now accepting applications for a 3-year PhD research assistantship under the supervision of Sheng-I Yang, Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics, and David Buckley, Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. The CSF program is a collaborative project between the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee chapter of the Nature Conservancy developed to provide important information for enhancing sustainable forest management and environmental conservation under a changing climate.
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Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Sheng-I Yang, PhD (syang47@utk.edu)

The Forest Biometrics Lab at University of Tennessee (UT) is now accepting applications for a 2-year MS research assistantship under the supervision of Sheng-I Yang, Assistant Professor of Forest Biometrics. The position is part of the Timber Products Output (TPO) Studies in the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) national program.
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Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Jessica Jeffers (jjeffers@utk.edu)

The Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program seeks a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for the 2021–2022 academic year to assist in teaching EF 157 and EF 158. Duties include Tuesday/Thursday class sessions, grading homework and exam problems, and assisting with setup and cleanup of activities. The position includes a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend.
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