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Carl Vinson Institute of Government
PUBLIC SERVICE FACULTY POSITION
Local Government Unit
Research and Technical Assistance
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and
nominations for a public service faculty position within the Local Government Unit of the Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance Division. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. The mission of the Institute of Government “is to enhance the capacity of governments to serve the citizens in Georgia.” The position will be available November 1, 2021 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of The University of Georgia. Rank on hire will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience, according to Public Service and Outreach Appointment and Promotion Guidelines found here:
The Local Government Unit assists cities, counties, local government authorities by supplying them with information, presentations, and written reports that serve as management tools to aid in decision making. The work often involves providing guidance on best practices in local government management or operations. Different types of projects include strategic plans that guide future decision making and organizational reviews that determine if principles such as span of control and separation of duties have been effectively employed. The research conducted often involves interviewing local government employees and officials to learn how they operate and address ongoing challenges. This position will report to the Local Government unit manager. This position requires travel. The position will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very objective, positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.
Academic Preparation and General Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration or related field. Incumbent must be able to function effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. Must have extensive knowledge of local government issues. Must be able to effectively work alone, as a team member, or as a project lead. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for client interactions and presentations. Provide technical assistance and consultation and perform applied research as needed. Background working in a local government setting is preferred.
Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of
recommendation. Candidates will be considered for this position until it is filled but are
assured of being considered if application materials are received by September 5, 2021. All
applicants must apply through UGAJobs to be considered for the position. Please use the
following link to apply:
“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
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