Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy

Position ID:GaTech-School of Public Policy-CHAIR [#16950]
Position Title: Chair of the School of Public Policy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Public Policy / climate,energy,environmental policy, Economics, information and communications technology policy, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, science,technology,innovation policy, Social Policy, urban economic development and smart cities, Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
Appl Deadline:2020/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/23)
Position Description:    

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The Georgia Institute of Technology is engaged in an international search for an equitable, inclusive, and visionary Chair of the School of Public Policy (SPP) within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. SPP is a deliberately interdisciplinary and global leader in the areas of Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy; Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Information and Communications Technology Policy; and Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. The Chair will be a distinguished colleague and proven leader whose demonstrated scholarly record warrants appointment at the rank of full professor. The ideal candidate must be an effective communicator and advocate for the School to inspire and articulate our vision for continued growth and development, enhancing our reputation nationally and internationally. The Chair should champion equally all academic programs and research areas, cultivate collegiality and collaboration, and model empathy, integrity, and transparency. To sustain and elevate SPP’s established stature, the Chair should bring to this position an ambition for directing fundraising and development activities and furthering sponsored research. For additional information about SPP as well as expected leadership and administrative management responsibilities for the position, please consult the detailed profile available at

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. We are proud of our technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and global impact, and we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational to creating the most exciting and successful academic communities. Therefore, we seek candidates whose demonstrated commitment to diversity as well as excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and community service will make them vital contributors to our shared programmatic vision. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds, including: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.      

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing how their background and experience might intersect with, amplify, and advance SPP’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. Please also include a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted in a single .PDF file to Nominations for the position may be directed to Dr. Richard Utz, Search Committee Chair ( Questions about the application process should be directed to William Jimerson, Director of Human Resources ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2020, for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.     

A background check must be completed prior to employment.  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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Contact: William Jimerson
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School of Public Policy
685 Cherry Street
Atlanta,GA 30332
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