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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).

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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Division of Online Learning and Academic Programs
Graduate Research Associate
Contact: Mark Neisler (mneisler@utk.edu)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s division of online learning and academic programs promotes UT’s mission to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. Central to this mission is the development of new, fully-online degree programs, as well as the creation of innovative teaching and learning environments that increase flexibility and enhance access for students. In support of this work, OLAP is seeking a graduate student to coordinate the division’s marketing and communications effort.
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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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International Student Services
Graduate Assistant
Contact: Brian Todd (btodd@utk.edu)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has an opening for a new graduate assistant, beginning June 2021. The ISSS department is responsible for providing immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate documents and immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in offering these programs and services. This is 12 month, 20 hour per week position offering a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.
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