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Assistant Research Scientist

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 16, 2023

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Assistant Research Scientist

COE-Counseling & Human Dev Svc

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
As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFE COE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education. The Mary Frances Early College of Education (MFECOE) consists of nine departments and approximately 220 faculty members.

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services houses several mental and behavioral health service programs including a PhD Program in Counseling Psychology and two Master's programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. The Assistant Research Scientist position will manage the training collaboration across the mental and behavioral health programs and community partnerships to ensure that students receive contemporary training across a variety of psychosocial and clinical diagnostic areas, including substance use, trauma, integrated care, Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia-related disorders, depression/anxiety disorders, and other populations.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position's responsibilities and required qualifications as described above,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Two writing samples, and
  • The names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference.

    Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee by August 1, 2023, are assured of full consideration. Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Bernadette Heckman, Ph.D.,

    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 (

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