Thomas P. Holland Distinguished Professorship in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Thomas P. Holland Distinguished Professorship in Nonprofit Management and Leadership


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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 School of Social Work provides professional education to over 600 students through its CSWE– accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs, Ph.D. program, as well as the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. The School of Social Work also offers joint M.S.W. degree programs with the School of Law, the College of Public Health, and the Emory University Candler School of Theology. The School of Social Work is nationally and internationally known for excellence in research, teaching, public service, international programs, and a commitment to social and economic justice. The School of Social Work is committed to hiring diverse faculty who work towards alleviating disparities through scholarship/research, teaching, public service and/or administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The professorship is named for Dr. Thomas P. Holland, Professor Emeritus, who provided distinguished leadership and service as a member of the University of Georgia faculty for 26 years. His research focused on nonprofit board effectiveness. Dr. Holland was instrumental in the development of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations (INPO) at the School of Social Work and served as Co-Director. The INPO educates leaders who will strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations throughout Georgia, the Southeast, the U.S., and globally. The Master’s of Nonprofit Management and Leadership program is administered through the INPO.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials must be submitted electronically through the UGA Faculty Jobs system. Applicants are encouraged to upload an application letter, including commentary on teaching and research focused on nonprofit management, and a current CV. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding how to apply should be routed to Ms. Kerri Lewis, at [email protected] Please note “SSW Faculty Search” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position should be routed to Dr. Rachel Fusco 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]).

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Open Rank

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Open Rank

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in social work or a terminal degree in a cognate discipline (e.g. sociology, economics) or profession (e.g. law, medicine).

Position Summary:

The Thomas P. Holland Distinguished Professorship will be filled by an individual with an outstanding scholarly record in research, teaching, and service in the area of nonprofit management and leadership. The appointment can be made at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure.

A strong record of external funding is required. A successful applicant will be expected to engage with community nonprofit agencies in the Athens area, and especially those serving youth.

The Holland Professor will be expected to begin work in the position in fall 2022, teaching primarily in the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. The position comes with a fund to support the endowed professor’s research activity in nonprofit management and leadership.

The position comes with a fund to support the endowed professor’s research activity in nonprofit management and leadership.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants must have a doctorate in social work or a terminal degree (MD, JD, or PhD) in a cognate discipline (e.g. sociology, economics) or profession (e.g. law, medicine) and a demonstrated record in externally funded research and scholarly publications.

To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field.

To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. Candidates for the Professor level must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature.

For more information on the promotion and tenure policies of the university, see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure. For more information regarding tenure on appointment, see the Academic Affairs Policy Manual.

To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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An ideal candidate will have a background in philanthropy and/or nonprofit management or relevant specialized areas.

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A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.

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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.


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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 and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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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