As a Public Service and Outreach unit at the University of Georgia, the Institute of Government contributes directly to the university’s overarching public service mission of improving people’s lives by helping to create jobs and prosperity, developing leaders and addressing critical issues. This public service mission, and the Institute of Government’s role in its success, is at the heart of UGA’s land-grant and sea-grant mission to serve the State of Georgia and its residents.

Who We Are

Our team of experts inform, inspire and innovate every day so that governments, large and small, can be more efficient and responsive to their citizens, address current and emerging challenges, and serve the public with excellence. We provide impartial support to local governments and state agencies and convene multidisciplinary and intragovernmental groups to plan for and address challenges faced by communities across Georgia.

Our areas of expertise and focus include:

Whether through our award-winning PROPEL (Planning Rural Opportunities for Prosperity and Economic Leadership) program for rural communities, our CyberArch program that helps Georgia communities increase their cybersecurity, or building a visionary plan for military and community partnerships to spur economic prosperity and resilient infrastructure, We Know Georgia. Fulfilling our land-grant and sea-grant mission to serve the State of Georgia is more than a project. It’s our purpose.

We are growing and excited to add individuals who share a commitment to public service to our team. Together, we build stronger communities, inspire economic resilience and improve the quality of life for communities across Georgia and beyond.

How We Operate

We share knowledge through research, scholarship and instruction. We collaborate internally and across the University of Georgia to bring best practices and expert insights to the governments and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting a wide range of experts grounded in our culture of excellence who can work with state and local governments comprehensively and objectively.

Current Openings

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. Applicants may apply for positions listed below by clicking on the position title or following the detailed application instructions noted.

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.

Staff Positions

Application Programmer Associate (Job #S11076P)

Business Manager II (Job #S12350P)

Grants Development Specialist (Job #S12102P)

Scientific Computing Professional Assistant (Job #S06366P)

Faculty Positions

Public Service Faculty – Local Government Unit Manager (Job #F1842P)

Public Service Faculty – Strategic Management and Organizational Effectiveness Unit Manager (Job #F1863P)

Candidates selected for an interview will be requested to consent to a background investigation.

Student Positions

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