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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 (

New Student Orientation
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Patrick Riley (

New Student Orientation is looking for a Graduate Assistant to support the growing need for onboarding programs and initiatives for the newest transfer and commuter Vols throughout Big Orange Welcome. New Student Orientation supports the onboarding of all new University of Tennessee, Knoxville, scholars to life on Rocky Top throughout their first year attending UT. This position will focus on assessing the current needs of commuter students as they matriculate onto campus, assist in the building of programmatic efforts within Big Orange Welcome – specifically focusing on the transfer and commuter experience, support both the social media presence of New Student Orientation and the overall Big Orange Welcome program for both Fall and Spring semesters. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Orientation.
Read more about the position in New Student Orientation

Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Laura De Furio (

The Office Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (URF) supports UT students in their pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships, undergraduate research, and creative activity. During the fall semester, the URF graduate assistant will support applicants to competitive fellowships and, during the spring and summer, will support the programming that enhances undergraduate research on campus. This position requires strong writing skills and experience with research.
Read more about the position in Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

Office of Title IX
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Natalie Kraeske (

The Office of Title IX at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant who will assist with 75% student support and 25% special projects. Reporting to the Deputy Title IX Coordinators for Support and for Training, Evaluation, and Prevention, the Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting with student support and special projects related to the overall mission of the Office of Title IX. The position will work directly with students, assist with training and evaluation, and be responsible for other duties as assigned.
Read more about the position in the Office of Title IX

Comparative and Experimental Medicine
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: David E. Anderson (

Comparative and Experimental Medicine is a dynamic, multidisciplinary orthopaedic research program integrating the disciplines of biomedical engineering, 3D printing (additive manufacturing), stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, tissue regeneration scaffolds, tissue engineering, and translational animal studies. The program aims to create novel multiscale structures and next generation technologies to solve complex problems. They are looking for a veterinarian interested in pursuing a PhD (MS considered) in orthopaedics who enjoys research and is interested in surgery, regenerative medicine, and translational animal models.
Read more about the CEM position

Center for Global Engagement
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Adam Willcox (

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for a Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter position. This position is anticipated to begin in August 2023 and run through the end of the academic year. The contract will be renewable based on performance and available funds. 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. Relocation to Knoxville, Tennessee is required.
Read more about the Peace Corps position

Integrated Engineering Design, Tickle College of Engineering
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Contact: Keith Stanfill (

The Interdisciplinary Senior Design program is looking for a GTA to guide graduating EF 437/438 seniors as they transition from academia to professional practice. The EF 437/438 GTA will assess written, visual, and oral student work products, provide technical and business feedback, prepare support materials, facilitate design reviews, occasionally lecture, and manage an extensive Canvas course site. As a key member of the instructional team, the GTA will gain valuable experience in engineering education. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Read more about the position in Integrated Engineering Design

Comparative and Experimental Medicine: Abouelkhair Lab
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Mohamed Abouelkhair (

Mohamed Abouelkhair, director of the Immunology/Virology/Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories, is looking for a graduate student to join his lab and work on cancer immunology and tumor microenvironments. The graduate assistant will focus on engineering the immune system for cancer therapy. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field, with some experience in research and strong skills in English written and oral communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a DVM or equivalent degree; preference is given to graduates of AVMA-accredited colleges of veterinary medicine.
Read more about the position in the Abouelkhair Lab