Bharat Chair (Professor)

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Job Title: Bharat Chair (Professor)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 224027

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary The College of Computing (CoC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications and nominations for the inaugural Krishna A. Bharat Chair in Computational Journalism. The Bharat Chair will define a vision and grow a practice in responsible, civic-minded approaches for computational journalism within the college, the Institute, and its related professions. The chair is endowed by Krishna Bharat, a Georgia Tech doctoral alumnus in computer science and the founder of Google News.

We seek a transformative figure who can bring about a synergy of journalistic and computational methods, each enhancing the other. Candidates for this endowed position must present qualifications suitable for appointment in one or more of the College of Computing’s four schools (Computational Science and Engineering; Computer Science; Interactive Computing; and Cybersecurity and Privacy). Joint or adjunct appointments in other colleges may also be possible.

The chair should have a demonstrated record of success as a respected researcher, academician, or professional in areas relevant to computing and journalism. The candidate must have a sincere commitment to teaching, and a deep dedication to the journalistic ethos of service to an informed, diverse public. Applicants and nominees from computer science, journalism, the media industry, and all related fields are welcome.

Application materials should be submitted online. Candidates must include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s contributions and vision for computational journalism at Georgia Tech and beyond. Confidential nominations for the position can be emailed to Dr. Ian Bogost: [email protected], the search committee chair.

Preference will be given to applications submitted before March 31, 2021, but we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

¿The College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT Computing) is a national and world leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress. Our undergraduate program is ranked #5 and our graduate program #8 in the country by US News and World Report. GT Computing includes more than 170 faculty members in the schools of Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Interactive Computing, and Cybersecurity and Privacy. Those faculty teach more than 15,0000 students, including more than 10,000 in our groundbreaking Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) program. With an unconventional approach to education, GT Computing is defining the new face of computing by expanding the horizons of traditional computer science students through interdisciplinary collaboration and a focus on human-centered solutions. For more information about GT Computing, its academic divisions and research centers, please visit¿

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Computer Science or related field

Required Documents to Attach

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Statement

Research Statement

List of names and contact information for 3 referenes

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries to [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time