School Chair for the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy

Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
May 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications from qualified individuals seeking to be the first Chair of the newly founded School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP). The position is an unprecedented opportunity for leadership and vision. Success means you will lead the first interdisciplinary school at the Georgia Institute of Technology and help shape the way Georgia Tech pursues future interdisciplinary schools. Success also means that you will lead the development of cybersecurity and privacy as a unified academic unit. In short, we seek someone who wants to and can meet the challenge of melding their vision with a dynamic, broad ranging group of visionaries to build SCP into the world leader in cybersecurity and privacy.


SCP: The Opportunity

As the first interdisciplinary school at the Georgia Institute of Technology SCP will consist of 30+ tenure-track and research (including several holders of endowed chairs) faculty, postdocs, adjunct faculty and professional classified staff. This distinguished group will come from Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Business Colleges. The School of Cybersecurity & Privacy will offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

The ideal candidate will: Be a Full Professor with tenure in a premier department at a research university or have an equivalent position in industry or government in Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Humanities, International Affairs, Law, Public Policy,  or any other field with a proven record of high impact contributions in cybersecurity or privacy. Candidates should have a proven record of achieving external visibility and funding; have demonstrated strong leadership and team building skills; care about the personal and educational enrichment of faculty, staff, and students; have experience with strategic planning, administrative oversight, fiscal management, and vision development; and embrace participatory management and transparent decision-making.

The School of Cybersecurity and Privacy is a high-visibility, high-impact, cross-college department unlike other Georgia Tech academic units. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to innovate, both organizationally and pedagogically.  Embracing a culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary breadth is essential to success in this new venture, and candidates should be prepared to elaborate on his/her vision for achieving those aims.

To be considered, please submit online your CV, a letter of application, 5 reference names and contact information, and other supporting documents.  Your application will remain confidential (known only to the search committee) until its final stage, at which point, with your permission, we will contact your references and request letters of support. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2021.  This search will continue until the position is filled.

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