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Holland Distinguished Professor

Position Summary

The Thomas P. Holland Distinguished Professorship in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is named for Dr. Thomas P. Holland, Professor Emeritus, who provided distinguished leadership and service as a member of the University of Georgia faculty for 26 years. His research focused on nonprofit board effectiveness. Dr. Holland was instrumental in the development of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations ( INPO ) at the School of Social Work.

The Holland Distinguished Professor is expected to engage with community nonprofit agencies in the Athens area, the Southeast, nationally, or globally. This position will be a faculty fellow of INPO and will contribute to advancing externally funded research that will involve nonprofit organizations to reach their social impact goals. The position will also contribute to projects in the School of Social Work’s Practice and Research Clinic ( PARC ), a clinic education model designed to strengthen student experiential learning, competency-enhancing practicum education, and social impact.

The Holland Distinguished Professor will be expected to begin work in the position in fall 2024, teaching in the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program, BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. programs in the School of Social Work. The position comes with a fund to support the endowed professor’s research activity in nonprofit management and leadership. The appointment will be made at the rank of full professor with tenure, consistent with the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure .

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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.

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Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in social work or equivalent degree (MD, JD, or PhD) in a cognate discipline (e.g. sociology, economics, public administration) or profession (e.g. law, medicine).

Additional Requirements
  • Strong record of external federal and/or other state and private foundation funding consistent with appointment rank.
  • Outstanding scholarly record in research, teaching, and service, with demonstrated impact in nonprofit management, leadership, and performance for positive social change.
  • Established track record of mentorship with students and faculty.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Background in philanthropy and/or nonprofit management or relevant specialized areas.
  • MSW is preferred but not required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Demonstrated commitment to social innovation, inclusive excellence, the principles of the NASW Code of Ethics, and social and economic development that leads to positive social change.
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Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



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