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Graduate Assistantships

How to Apply

All graduate assistantship positions for 2021-2022 have been filled. Please check back in November for an updated timeline for the 2022-2023 graduate assistantship process! Thanks and Go Vols!


Thank you for your interest in our graduate assistantships. The University Housing Assistantship timeline is below:

  • Application opens and review of materials begins on November 2, 2020. The priority deadline for consideration is Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Phone interviews for selected candidates occur on a rolling basis during November, December, and January.
    • November 9th: Phone interviews begin
    • January 25th-31st: Last week of phone interviews
    • February 2-3rd: Finalize candidates for on-campus interviews
    • February 4-5th: Notify candidates
  • On-campus interviews for invited candidates are held the weekend of February 18-20, 2021 in Knoxville and coincide with the College Student Personnel (CSP) graduate program interview weekend.
  • Interviews for housing assistantships will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  • College Student Personnel candidates may also be interviewed for housing assistantships on Friday, February 19, 2021.
  • Offers for the graduate assistantships occur in very early in March.

Applicants should complete an online Graduate Assistant application, which requires a cover letter, resumé, and three references. In order to apply for all graduate assistantships with University Housing, please utilize the following process:

  • If you are a current student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville or have already been admitted to a graduate program, complete an online Graduate Assistantship application here.
  • If you are not a current student or have not yet been admitted to a graduate program, please email Kim Hardaway at with your name and email address in order to have an account created for you. Once the account is created, you will receive an email with a link to set up a password with eRezlife. You will then be able to complete an online Graduate Assistantship application in eRezlife under “Job Postings” and “Apply Now”

Admission into the desired program by March 2020 is not required for consideration but is required before any employee could begin work.

Please check with your program for appropriate deadlines and timelines. The deadline for applying to the College Student Personnel program is December 1, 2020.

Questions about the process or the positions should be directed to:

Kim Hardaway, Assistant Director
Department of University Housing
Magnolia Hall, G040
2107 Andy Holt Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996

Telephone: (865) 974-2451


Position Descriptions:

Area Graduate Assistant Position Description
Assistant Hall Director Position Description
URHC/NRHH Advisor Graduate Assistant Position Description