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Chair - Georgia Tech/Emory Univ, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
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 (Georgia Tech) and   the School of Medicine at Emory University are seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Chair of The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The Department is a joint department of both Georgia Tech and Emory University, reporting directly to the Dean of Engineering at Georgia Tech and  the Dean of the School of Medicine at Emory University. 

The Chair has overall responsibility for the academic and research programs of BME, including all administrative, budgetary and personnel decisions. The Chair also has significant responsibility for external affairs, including fundraising, community outreach and alumni and industry relations. Candidates for the position of Chair must have an earned doctoral degree and international recognition in his/her specific discipline(s), with a record of excellence in technical, academic and professional achievements. The Chair is expected to provide academic and administrative leadership and maintain an active research program. Candidates must have the leadership skills and vision necessary to advance the Coulter Department towards higher levels of excellence. Experience in working in an interdisciplinary engineering/medical environment is critical. Salary and benefits are       highly competitive. The Chair holds the $2.5M endowed Wallace H. Coulter Chair of Biomedical Engineering.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted via Georgia Tech’s Careers site at the link below (Job ID# 231624).

Department Description

The Department has space and facilities on both campuses, and offers a range of degree programs: a Bachelor’s degree in BME; Master’s degree in Biomedical Innovation and Development; interdisciplinary PhD degrees in Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Computational Science & Engineering, and Robotics; a joint Ph.D. degree in BME that is awarded by Georgia Tech and Emory, and a Ph.D. degree in BME jointly awarded by Georgia Tech, Emory and Peking University in Beijing, China. The graduate and undergraduate programs are currently ranked #2 by the U.S. News & World Report. The Department presently has 40 full-time equivalent primary tenured/tenure-track faculty members, including 9 endowed chairs. The Department has enrolled 1,300 undergraduates, 250 graduate students, with an annual research and operating budget of approximately $56.7 million. Research areas for the Coulter Department include biomaterials and regenerative technologies, biomedical imaging and instrumentation, biomedical informatics and systems modeling, biomedical robotics, cancer technologies, cardiovascular engineering, Engineering Education, immunoengineering, and neuroengineering. Additional information can be found at or



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 and Emory University 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 Donald Webster ( and Bob Taylor (, Search Committee Chairs. 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 and Emory University provide equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech and Emory communities, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech and Emory comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech and Emory prohibit 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 and Emory communities, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.



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