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Assistant Professor

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant Professor


SRVPAA-Institute of Higher Ed

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Institute is noted for its multidisciplinary approach to graduate education and research. Faculty members have areas of specialization in governance and administration, federal and state policy, institutional and system finance, and faculty careers and development—all with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It offers three programs of study: MEd, PhD & Executive EdD. For more than a decade, the Institute has supported the Georgia College Advising Corps, a near-peer college access program embedded in high schools across the state.

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Benefits Eligible


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled; candidates who apply by May 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references via UGA’s online hiring site at Other queries may be directed to Assistant Professor Search Committee at [email protected]

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary:

The Institute of Higher Education, pursuant to its mission and values (, invites applications for a faculty position to support growing student research interests in critical issues of higher education. The Institute is committed to a multidisciplinary approach, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate-level courses, advise and mentor doctoral students in their studies and research, collaborate well internally and externally, and pursue an active program of research.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a complementary discipline (e.g., Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Law, Education, Management) and an active record of scholarship and research productivity commensurate with rank. The ability to teach advanced methods in our qualitative or quantitative research sequences, as demonstrated by at least one semester of instruction experience or through mastery of method evidenced in research portfolio, is also required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Preference is for candidates to have a research interest and expertise in one or more of the following:
• Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
• Institutional governance, leadership, and change
• International and comparative higher education
• Community colleges
• Minority-serving institutions
• Higher education law and policy

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

We are especially interested in candidates who will advance the multidisciplinary character of the Institute, add substantially to the depth of the faculty, and bring innovative perspectives to the study of higher education. The successful candidate also will have:
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment
• Familiarity, through instruction or research, with current trends and cultural contexts in higher education
• Strong evidence of and potential for attracting external funding

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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


This person will teach, advise, and mentor students in the Institute’s graduate programs; pursue external grant and contract funding to support their scholarship; actively and effectively pursue and achieve publication in appropriate scholarly venues including major journals int he field of higher-education studies; and participate fully in the ongoing academic and governance activities of the Institute.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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