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Training & Mentorship

The Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship (OGTM) was developed to enhance and sustain a culture for academic success and professional development of graduate students. In an effort to assist graduate departments with this mission, the OGTM provides the following services:

  • Assist with coordination of recruitment and retention efforts
  • Identify and create diversity resources and initiatives that strengthen faculty mentoring and support retention of underrepresented populations in a variety of fields of study across campus
  • Collaborates with other members of the Graduate School executive staff and related offices to collect and maintain data (e.g., enrollment, graduation, surveys) for tracking and required reporting and for faculty writing grants
  • Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate training in grant development
  • Collaborates with the Office of Research and faculty from various units across campus to coordinate responsible conduct of research
  • Assist with building faculty-student collaborative research teams and interdisciplinary projects

Ernest L. Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, oversees the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship in the Graduate School.

Funding and Training Opportunities

Author DaMaris B. Hill Presents in Public Books Masterclass

On Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the UT Humanities Center is partnering with Union Ave Books to present the author DaMaris B. Hill in a discussion with UT professor Katy Chiles about Professor Hill’s book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland.

For more details about the event and how to participate visit the UT Calendar.

Graduate Research Assistantship in Division of Diversity and Engagement

Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. The Division of Diversity and Engagement (DDE) is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to serve as the graduate research assistant for the Education and Training Consultant. This position begins August 2020 and provides an monthly stipend in addition to a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with possibilities for renewal pending satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Beth Huemmer at ehuemmer@utk.edu. Learn more about this position.

Graduate Assistantship in the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies

Note: This position is no longer accepting applications. The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2020–2021 academic year. This position for the 2020–2021 academic year (8–1–20 through 7–31–21) is a half-time position with an expectation of 10 hours per week dedicated to position assignments, which include grading, assisting with research projects, and aiding with programs and projects for the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. The stipend for this position will be $8100 payable in twelve monthly installments, beginning August 31, 2020. The award also carries a tuition waiver, and health insurance is provided. Students are responsible for some fees each semester which includes programs and services fees, a campus facilities fee, a technology fee, and a transportation fee. There is a Judaic Studies office in McClung Tower which the position is welcome to use as an office during the academic year.

Any graduate students interested in this position should send Helene Sinnreich (hsinnreich@utk.edu) an email with a CV and she will write back to set up a Zoom interview.

Assistantship in Office of Academic Inclusive Initiatives

Please note that The Office of Academic Inclusive Initiatives is no longer accepting applications for this position. The Office of Academic Inclusive Initiatives is seeking a Graduate Assistant to serve as an assistant program coordinator. The central focus of this position is assisting the Office of Academic Inclusive Initiatives staff with the planning, implementation, and assessment of programs and initiatives supporting first-generation college students, students of color, and other underrepresented and marginalized student populations. This position begins early June 2020 (start date is negotiable) and provides an annual stipend of $1,300 per month in addition to a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters. This is a 12-month contract position with possibilities for renewal pending satisfactory performance. Contact Talisha Adams (utlead@utk.edu) with questions and download the details about the position.

Center for Student Engagement Seeks GRA for Graphic Design and Marketing

This position is no longer accepting applications. The Center for Student Engagement is seeking applications for a graduate assistant to assist with graphic design and marketing. This position will be responsible for the design and execution of campus-wide marketing plans for the Center for Student Engagement, including design of all office advertising and publications, as well as those requested for by the committees of the Campus Events Board, the Organization Resource Group, and All Campus Events. The position will also be responsible for consulting with student leaders about potential designs,creating media kits for large scale events and programs, and managing the CSE website and assisting with social media. Get more information about the position, or contact Ashleigh Moyer (amoyer@utk.edu) with questions.