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Chair - School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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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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The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). 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 traditional and emerging materials, as well as demonstrate the ability to integrate and develop new research areas such as advanced characterization and computations. The Chair will also have an opportunity to enhance MSE’s relationships with other Schools within the College of Engineering and across campus. Candidates for this position must have a doctorate in materials related discipline and an international reputation in their field of expertise. 

The preferred deadline is February 28, 2022 and the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications at that time, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To Apply


Description of the School

With approximately 550 students, 43 faculty members, and 24 staff members, the School of Materials Science and Engineering is amongst the largest, most diverse in terms of areas of faculty expertise, and top-ranked materials programs in the U.S. 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.

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 and teaching 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 Dr. Krista Walton , 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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