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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 tiny.utk.edu/ga-announce or contact Sean Hendricks (shendrick@utk.edu).

Office of Information Technology
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Frederick Kelly (fkelly@utk.edu)

The Graduate Teaching Assistant provides technology support to staff, faculty, and students. Duties may include several of the following:

  • Supporting staff, faculty, and students as they engage Online@UT (Canvas) for teaching and learning
  • Developing and maintaining instructional support materials for staff, faculty, and students
  • Assisting with the design and development of non-credit/non-degree certificate courses offered via Canvas Catalog
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Office of Information Technology
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Mary Lee Stewart (mstewa14@utk.edu)

The Graduate Teaching Assistant participates in support initiatives for LiveOnline@UT (Zoom), the UT-branded name for the software used to deliver live, interactive classes via the Internet. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting staff, faculty, and students as they engage LiveOnline@UT (Zoom) for teaching and learning
  • Assisting with LiveOnline@UT (Zoom) trainings and workshops (online)
  • Assisting with composing and editing documentation and website content
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Center for Student Engagement
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Dianna Foulke, PhD (dfoulke@utk.edu)

The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) creates inclusive and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community through meaningful involvement, personal development, and co-curricular learning to enhance their Volunteer experience. The CSE staff serve in an advisory capacity over the Campus Events Board, which plans and implements 80-100 campus events per year, as well as provides support for registered student organizations (450+). This role will primarily be involved in executing events for students and advising a student programming committee. The position will report to the Coordinator for Student Engagement.
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Global Research Office–Center for Global Engagement
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Jamie McGowan, PhD (jmcgowan10@utk.edu)

The Global Research Office, housed within the Center for Global Engagement, seeks to hire a graduate research assistant who will assist with two main projects over the course of the academic year. In the fall semester, the focus is on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically collecting the data required for the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings submission. During the spring semester, the focus is on international grants and supporting in-depth analyses of and interpreting quantitative data representing these grant awards. The data analyses and information will be featured on the CGE website and will highlight institutional strengths and opportunities.
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Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Laura De Furio, PhD (ldefurio@utk.edu)

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (URF) is seeking a graduate assistant to report to Laura De Furio, the Assistant Director of Fellowships and URF’s Senior Writing Consultant. Duties will include providing feedback to in-progress applicants; conducting one-on-one consultations with applicants; assisting with the planning, scheduling and executing of writing workshops and retreats; designing and maintaining fellowships Canvas sites, and plan and execute social media campaigns to promote fellowship opportunities, events, and recipients.
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Comparative and Experimental Medicine
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: David E. Anderson, PhD (dander48@utk.edu)

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine seeks one graduate student (MS or PhD level) in Comparative and Experimental Medicine to conduct research on osteomyelitis and bone regeneration. The student will study the influence of biomaterial scaffolds, antibiotic delivery devices, and bioactive proteins on bone regeneration. The project will involve in vitro studies as well as in vivo studies using animal models (mainly goats).
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Teaching and Learning Innovation
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Wes Romeiser (wromeise@utk.edu)

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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