Public Service Faculty Local Government Research

Athens, Clarke County
Jul 08, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Public Service Faculty position in the Governmental Services and Research Division. The position will be available November 1, 2014, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The successful candidate will have major responsibility for conducting research and providing assistance to a wide variety of local governments. Some overnight travel is required. A master’s degree in public administration or related field is required. A terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or J.D., is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and is expected to be able to effectively research, write, and present reports to public officials on local government topics. Experience in writing and presenting reports is highly valued. Work experience in state or local government, for a non-profit that works with government, or experience with research institutions is also valued. As the person selected for the position will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected and appointed, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government. Strong communications and interpersonal skills are required as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public setting. 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 being considered if materials are received by August 31, 2014. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: In lieu of email submission, written application materials may be directed to the Institute of Government: Search Committee, GSR Local Government Unit Carl Vinson Institute of Government The University of Georgia 201 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30602-5482 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, or protected veteran status.