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Chair - School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
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Jul 1, 2021

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Job Title: Chair - School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 228162

This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Department Information The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech is one of the top-ranked schools in the nation with the largest program of its kind in the United States. The School’s diverse and talented student body come from all over the world. They come to experience ECE’s first-class education and research programs, which offer a multitude of customizable options: flexible pathways with 11 technical interest areas, 300-plus student organizations, more than 80 study abroad programs, and 19 Georgia Tech research centers, to name a few. Additional information is available at

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. Georgia Tech is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Driven by an exceptional community of educators, researchers, students, and staff, Georgia Tech is at the forefront of cutting-edge, collaborative research and instruction.

Job Summary The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Chair of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The Chair is responsible for leading the intellectual, creative, and scholarly development of the School. The successful candidate will have the vision and strategic skills to lead the School toward higher levels of excellence within an inclusive, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary environment. Chair candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to faculty/staff development, forming partnerships, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and facilitating innovation. They should also have a drive for advancing fundraising initiatives. Strong candidates will have the ability to maximize successes within existing faculty research initiatives in the areas of Bioengineering, Computer Systems and Software, Digital Signal Processing, Electrical Energy, Electromagnetics, Electronic Design and Applications, Nanotechnology, Optics and Photonics, Systems and Controls, Telecommunications, and VLSI Systems and Digital Design, as well as demonstrate the ability to develop new research areas. The Chair will also have an opportunity to enhance the School’s relationships with other Schools within the College of Engineering and across campus. Candidates for this position must have a doctorate and an international reputation in their field of expertise.

The preferred deadline is July 2, 2021, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for the position must have an earned doctoral degree in his/her specific discipline(s) with a record of excellence in technical, academic and professional achievements. Candidates must also be eligible for tenure at Georgia Tech at the rank of Full Professor.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit the following:

Letter of application addressing how their background and experience will advance the School’s existing strengths. The letter of application should include the applicant’s leadership philosophy, research agenda, academic program vision, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher educationCurriculum Vitae that includes applicant’s record of teaching, publications, grants, advising, and administrative and leadership experience. Names and contact information for at least five references. Contact Information

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Susan Margulies, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Inquiries about the application portal should be addressed to Dawn Franklin, Director of Human Resources ([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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