University of Georgia, Associate Director, Statistical Consulting Center

Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center, Academic Professional

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Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center, Academic Professional



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

The SCC is a unit of the Department of Statistics as well as a core unit of the UGA Office of Research. The mission of the SCC is threefold: to provide collaborative research assistance at UGA; to increase the quality of research performed at the University; and to provide education and training to graduate students in the Department. The SCC consists of a faculty Director, an Associate Director, at least five supported Consulting Assistants, and several Volunteer Consulting Assistants.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( Athens, Georgia is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US: The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

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Benefits Eligible



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Open until filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins March 8, 2024 and continues until filled. All applications received by March 8, 2024 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a portfolio summarizing consulting and/or management skills and 4) a copy of the graduate school transcript. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for at least 3 references using the online system.

Questions about the Department: Dr. T. N. Sriram (, Department Head of Statistics

Questions about the position: Search Committee Chair Dr. Daniel B. Hall (

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

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Academic Professional AC



Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or a related discipline by the time of appointment.

Position Summary

The Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the Statistical Consulting Center (SCC), starting July 1, 2024. This is a 12-month fulltime non-tenure-track position at the rank of Academic Professional Associate or Academic Professional (in the case of highly-qualified candidates) with a career ladder. See the UGA’s Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Academic Professionals for more information about each rank.

The successful candidate will work with the Director to manage, grow, and strengthen the SCC in pursuit of its threefold mission.

Responsibilities of the position include managing day-to-day operations, supervising consulting assistants, managing business operations, and engaging in consultations and collaborations with clients in both a direct and supervisory role. The successful candidate is expected to conduct collaborative research that leads to publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals and external funding. Additionally, there is a teaching commitment of one course per academic year, focused on graduate-level topics related to statistical consulting and applied statistics. The position includes expectations to participate in departmental and institutional service activities, as well as maintaining a program of professional development and scholarly engagement with the academic community beyond the University of Georgia.

Additional Requirements


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


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates will be expected to have broad expertise in statistical applications, excellent communication and people skills, proficiency in statistical programming and software including R and Python, and teaching aptitude. The successful applicant at the Academic Professional level will be expected to have proficiency in teaching, collaborative research, working as a statistical consultant in an academic or commercial environment, and administration.

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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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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
  4. Unofficial Transcripts