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School Chair - School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Chair of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will hold the Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair. 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 acoustics and dynamics, automation, robotics and control, bioengineering, computer-aided engineering and design, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, and energy systems, manufacturing, mechanics of materials, micro- and nano-engineering, and tribology, 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 committee will begin reviewing applications on August 30th. Applications should be submitted via Georgia Tech’s Careers site at the link below (Job ID# 229163):

Description of the School

With approximately 3,000 students,100 faculty members, and 70 staff members, the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest mechanical engineering programs in the country. The School is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 mechanical engineering programs in the U.S. at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The School’s diverse faculty is actively engaged in research at the national and international level. 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 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:

  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, academic program vision, 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 five references.

Contact Information

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Mark Costello, 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 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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