Chair - School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Chair of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular 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, 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 areas of energy and sustainability, biotechnology, materials & nanotechnology, and complex systems and 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 application deadline is April 12, 2021. Applications should be submitted via Georgia Tech’s Careers site at the link below (Job ID Reference: 224885):

Description of the School

Established in 1901, The School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) is one of eight Schools in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. The School is comprised of 40 core faculty, 1,000+ undergraduate students, 200+ graduate students, and 33 staff members. Ranked among the top ten ChBE programs in the nation for both its graduate and undergraduate programs, its students have many opportunities for hands-on, interdisciplinary technological research, working on impactful projects alongside faculty who are recognized experts in their fields. 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.


Candidates must have a doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a related field and be eligible for tenure at Georgia Tech at the rank of Full Professor.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit the following as a single pdf:

  1. 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, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
  2. Curriculum Vitae that includes applicant’s record of teaching, publications, grants, advising, and administrative and leadership experience
  3. Names and contact information for at least three references

 Contact Information

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Samuel Graham, Search Committee Chair ( Inquiries about the application portal should be addressed to Dawn Franklin, Director of Human Resources (


This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

EEO Statement

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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