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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).

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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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Graduate Research Assistant
Contact: Donald A. Cunningham (hip@utk.edu)

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is seeking applicants for one Graduate Research Assistantship (50% time) to begin in August 2018. This assistantship position will focus primarily on assisting with institutional research projects, including:

  • Collecting data from online databases and university websites for peer comparisons
  • Working with analysts to gather, format, and analyze data for research projects and reports (on topics such as student retention/graduation)
  • Assisting with the creation of the University Fact Book and completion of college guides, by gathering, entering, and validating the data
  • Other departmental projects as needed
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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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