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ASPIRE Clinic Director

Position Summary

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for the position of ASPIRE Clinic Director. This position includes appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

The Clinic Director supports all operations, training, budgetary, compliance/oversight, & programmatic/experiential learning/outreach functions and decision-making for the ASPIRE Clinic and also participates in curricular development and efforts with the College’s Behavioral Financial Planning and Financial Therapy certificate, Relational Therapy Practice certificate (in development), and a proposed Couple and Family Therapy MS program.

The Clinic Director supervises undergraduate interns and clinical placements in the ASPIRE clinic and teaches advanced courses in Couple and Family Therapy at the master’s or doctoral level. The Clinic Director also teaches courses in Financial Planning/Behavioral Financial Planning and Financial Therapy at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Complete applications received by March 1, 2024 will be given full consideration. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting; a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant. Confidential requests for information may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Gonyea, Search Committee Chair, at .

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ASPIRE Clinic Director


FACS-Fam & Cons Sci

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

About the College of Family and Consumer Sciences
At UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences our mission is to advance the well-being of diverse individuals and families over their life span and strengthen communities through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, development of professionals, and provision of research-based programs. Guided by the signature motto “Knowledge for Real Life,” our faculty and students are responding to some of the most challenging issues facing us today. We are studying and applying the principles of design and business, the sciences and technologies to develop healthier people and thriving communities through more effective educators and a high-tech global workforce. For more information about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, please visit .

The ASPIRE Clinic, a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia ( UGA ), contributes to the university and the local community by offering affordable and accessible holistic services in mental health therapy and financial planning/counseling. ASPIRE works with community partners to provide services to the Athens area and currently partners with several UGA entities, including the Law School, School of Social Work, and the College of Education’s Professional Counseling program.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience

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Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


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

Position Information

Classification Title

Clinical Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in either Financial Planning, Human Development and Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy, or related degree.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate a specialization in both relational therapy and financial planning through either academic degrees, post-graduate certificates, or other specialized training. For additional information about the criteria for appointment, please refer to the Guidelines for Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion:

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

Licensed or able to be licensed as a mental health practitioner in the State of Georgia.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


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 UGA Credit Background Check website.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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