The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of
Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service
faculty position to support the state’s efforts to grow its
workforce, enhance prosperity, and lead the nation in e-mobility
deployment. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public
Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public
Service and Outreach. The position will be available September
and carries rank in the public service faculty career
ladder of The University of Georgia.
The exponential growth of e-mobility in Georgia presents the state
with a multitude of opportunities. Georgia leads the nation with
anticipated e-mobility manufacturing jobs, and now the state is
building out its infrastructure to meet demand. Communities, large
and small, see e-mobility as an important way to promote economic
development and improve quality of life. Through its campus-wide
E-Mobility Initiative, the University of Georgia is enhancing
research, education and outreach opportunities in this high-growth,
high-tech commercial sector. The Carl Vinson Institute of
Government seeks an E-Mobility Engagement Lead to further UGA’s
commitment to contribute to the state’s efforts to grow its
workforce, enhance prosperity, and lead the nation in e-mobility
Housed at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University
of Georgia, the candidate will leverage the university’s robust
Public Service and Outreach expertise through technical assistance,
applied research, convening, facilitation, and training. A specific
strength of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government is its
reputation for providing objective, innovative, and useful research
as part of UGA’s land and sea grant mission. The position therefore
must be able to lead applied research and stakeholder engagement
projects both independently and as part of a team. In addition, the
applicant will be responsible for producing findings and work
product designed to inform decision-making and contribute to
supporting state and local efforts to further E-Mobility in
This position will work directly with leadership at the Carl Vinson
Institute of Government to provide team leadership, develop program
resources, and engage with academic and public service expertise.
This position will work with government and economic development
authorities at the local, state, and federal levels as well as
academic, non-governmental organizations, industry and other
partners to support e-mobility infrastructure deployment,
facilitate statewide initiatives, inform local decision-making, and
provide resources for technical assistance related to economic
development, workforce development, community and infrastructure
planning, policy, and funding support. The position will
collaborate with and coordinate faculty and staff to support
project activities in the areas of statewide and community
engagement, technical assistance, training, and leadership
development. The applicant is expected to serve in a leadership
role on a team of professional staff, faculty, and students.
The position is responsible for securing funding to support
research and outreach activities through contracts, grants, and
other appropriate mechanisms. The position also is responsible for
managing internal grant budgets and reporting.
This position requires travel to conduct site visits, public input
sessions, and deliver presentations to partners and stakeholders.
Ability for day travel, with regular overnight travel, is
- Develop, coordinate, and deliver technical assistance and
outreach involving local, state, and federal agencies and academic,
non-governmental organizations, industry and other partners to
support e-mobility infrastructure deployment.
- Work with Carl Vinson Institute of Government faculty, staff,
graduate and undergraduate students, and private and
non-governmental partners to develop and deliver trainings,
educational materials, and technical assistance to state and local
governments and authorities in Georgia regarding e-mobility
infrastructure, workforce development, economic development
planning, policy, and funding.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Identify funding opportunities and write proposals. Lead,
participate in, and facilitate local, state, and federal policy
research as well as community-engaged research to support electric
vehicle infrastructure deployment that serves state goals and
Compensation and rank on hire will be determined by the
qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.
Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum
vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be
considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of
consideration if materials are received by July 1, 2023
All applicants must apply through UGAJobs to be considered for the
Public Service Faculty - E-Mobility Engagement Lead
PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated
as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). The proof
is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional
achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs
approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff.
The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over
30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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
Today’s complex challenges demand that governments at all levels
strive to be more responsive, efficient, and effective in serving
their citizens. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is
committed to promoting excellence in government through technical
assistance, training programs, applied research and technology
solutions. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best
institutes of government in the nation.
The Institute of Government works extensively with governments
across Georgia and beyond to develop the knowledge and skills that
elected officials, professional staff, and appointed board members
need to manage effectively in the 21st century. As we look ahead to
future governance challenges, we must continue to tackle the
complex and ever-changing demands of communities and their leaders.
As an integral part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service
and Outreach mission, we are committed to serving the state of
Georgia and its state and local governments and other public
TRS or ORP
Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and
experience of the successful applicant
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Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
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religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
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Public Service Professional AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
Master’s degree in a field of study commensurate with e-mobility
planning, workforce development, transportation, and/or energy,
infrastructure, or environmental policy is required.
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public
Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public
For information about requirements for each rank, please see
Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
A terminal degree is preferred.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
Knowledge and background working with broad-based coalitions,
governmental organizations, economic development professionals, and
state and community partners on issues related to workforce
development economic development, planning, electric
transportation, energy infrastructure policy, and/or and community
development is desired.
Is this a Position of Trust?
- Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills commensurate
with a faculty level position.
- Ability to effectively design, manage, and evaluate public
input processes and provide technical assistance to government
officials and community leadership to assist them with planning for
the impact of the e-mobility industry in their communities.
- Strong public speaking and communication skills.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
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
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Letters of Recommendation