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Workforce Development Faculty

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Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of consideration if all materials are received by February 15, 2017. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume/vita, and three letters of recommendation. Signed letters of recommendation must be submitted with application materials. All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at Candidates selected for an interview will be required to consent to a background investigation. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2016_00288F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title Workforce Development Faculty
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position in the State Services and Decision Support Division with emphasis on economic and workforce development technical assistance and data analysis.

The Institute serves state and local governments in Georgia, nationally and internationally with a broad range of research, training, and support programs. This position provides research and professional services to state agencies, local governments, regional commissions, workforce boards, economic development organizations, businesses, and training and education providers.As the Institute of Government’s lead for Workforce Development technical assistance, this position will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff. It is critical that they have the desire, ability and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute. This position is responsible for managing the finances and personnel for all contracts and agreements related to workforce development technical assistance. This position will guide the technical assistance provided to state agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders on workforce and economic development topics. The successful candidate will contribute to the Institute’s research and service goals through policy research for state agencies, local governments, economic development, and education organizations; preparation of publications that address practitioner/policymaker needs, consult with federal, state and local agencies and non-governmental organizations; delivery of training to government officials; and seeking external support of these activities through grants and contracts. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the portfolio of projects as well as be the principal investigator on projects. This position will also assist the Institute’s economic and fiscal analysis team with fiscal notes and economic impact studies.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience doing applied research and addressing workforce and talent development challenges at the state and/or local government level. The successful candidate should have experience in working on policy issues with state policy-makers and local government officials.

The position will be available April 1, 2017, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Institute of Government is part of the University of Georgia’s public service and outreach program.

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree is required.

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing are essential.

An appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public political setting required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates are preferred who have at least two years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: public administration, economics, planning, education or related field.

Experience in securing funding and managing contracts and grants is preferred. Letters of recommendation and information provided in the application submission for the position should show evidence of such experience.

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 01/09/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What are your salary expectations?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you legally authorized to work in the US?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
Optional Documents