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Academic Professional

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

The University of Georgia Marine Institute ( UGAMI ), located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, seeks a full-time, non-tenure track Academic Professional to develop and provide oversight of the Institute’s residential instructional programs for University students. The candidate will also teach field courses in their area of specialization, mentor students conducting independent research, and serve on the UGAMI leadership team as the Assistant Director for Academics. The position is based primarily at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, with significant travel duties to the UGA main campus in Athens and other destinations around the state (approximately 1 week a month). Although it is possible to commute to Sapelo via ferry, residence on-site is required when programs are in session (including some weekends). Housing is available at the Marine Institute.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application that describes professional goals, experience, and other information that is relevant to the position; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references. In addition, inquiries should be directed to Dr. Merryl Alber, Chair of the Search Committee ( ), with the subject line: Academic Professional. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 14, 2022. Applications received by this date are assured of consideration.

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Academic Professional


VPR-Marine Institute

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Other South Georgia 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 (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Academic Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Academic Professional

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree in Marine Sciences or a related field.

Additional Requirements

For more information regarding the rank, please see the UGA Guidelines for the Appointment and Promotion of Academic Professionals as well as the Department of Marine Sciences Promotion and Tenure Criteria .

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • University-level teaching background is required.
  • History of working in field stations, including familiarity with Sapelo Island and UGA, will be of significant advantage.
  • Proficiency teaching or supervising undergraduate students in a field setting
  • Evidence of expertise and success in administrative work
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish and develop productive and collegial relationships, collaboration, and communication with various constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate information and make verbal or written presentations based on this information
Physical Demands

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


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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.



Administration of UGAMI Academic Programs:
The person in this position has primary responsibility for developing and administering residential instructional programs at UGAMI, including identifying instructors, recruiting students, developing course budgets, creating marketing materials, and facilitating all aspects of the student experience (including residential life, health and safety). The person acts as a liaison with the UGA campus (e.g. Registrar’s Office, Office of Instruction, Academic Advising) and other USG units.

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Student Supervision:
The person in this position helps teach courses in their area of specialty, mentors students conducting independent research projects, students conducting independent research, and provides instructional and logistical support for visiting classes.

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UGAMI Administration:
The person in this position is part of the UGAMI leadership team and serves as the Assistant Director for Academics. This includes representing the Institute in interactions with partners, potential funders, and other visitors; pursuing external funding opportunities, including financial aid for students; and contributing to the UGAMI administration (e.g. helping with strategic planning, serving as the IACUC representative).

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