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Public Service Faculty - E-Mobility Engagement Lead

Position Summary

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 1, 2023 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 deployment.

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 Georgia.

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 essential.

  • 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.
  • 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 community-driven needs.
Special Instructions to Applicants

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 position.

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Public Service Faculty - E-Mobility Engagement Lead


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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 ( ). 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 entities.

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Benefits Eligible


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Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant

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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 (

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Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Additional Requirements

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 Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion (

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

A terminal degree is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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.
  • 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.
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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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