Applied Demographer

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0848P Working Title Applied Demographer Department PSO Carl Vinson Institute of Govt 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 20 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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

Since 1927, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people’s lives. From Georgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-day status as a national and international force in business, industry and politics with a population of 10 million, we have helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a more prosperous Georgia.

Every day, more than 150 faculty and staff provide technical assistance, training and technology solutions to Georgia’s state and local governments as well as governments around the world.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 03/05/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

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 April 9, 2021. All applicants must apply through UGAJobs to be considered for the position. Please use the following link to apply:

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 (

Position Details

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree

Position Summary

The main role of the Applied Demographer is to develop and implement population projection models and produce projections for various state and local government partners. This position involves consulting with local government officials, the state legislature, non-profits, and private groups; and preparing monographs, reports, datasets, webinars, and other presentations that address practitioner/policymaker needs, with an emphasis on Georgia’s demographics. This position will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff. The position serves as an educational resource for demographic information in Georgia and develops and conducts presentations and other educational programming. This position will report to the Workforce Development and Economic Analysis Unit Manager. This position does require travel.

Additional Requirements

A Master’s degree or equivalent in demography, geography, sociology, economics, or equivalent population field required.

Two years experience conducting demographic analysis with any statistical package such as Stata, SAS, R, or Python and population projection methodologies is required.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate. For information about requirements for each rank, please see the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion (

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

A Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred.
At least two years of experience with census data sets and population projection modeling techniques.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The incumbent must be able to function effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. 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 public speaking skills are needed for presentations. Ability to provide technical assistance and consultation and perform applied research as needed. Must have extensive knowledge of applied demography.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No 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.


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