Title: Professor and Chair
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 – Default: Any Field
Keywords: Chair of School of Economics Georgia Institute of Technology
Salary range: commensurate with experience
Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a visionary leader to serve as Chair of the School of Economics
(SOE) within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The chair will lead a diverse group of talented
faculty and staff in fulfilling the research, teaching, and service missions of the SOE. The chair will
provide strategic and operational leadership including (but not limited to) new faculty recruitment,
promotion of faculty scholarship and teaching excellence, mentoring, program quality improvement,
fundraising through development and sponsored research projects, and budget management. The
chair will oversee the direction and expansion of faculty and degree programs in the SOE over the
next 2-4 years. This position is part of a cluster hire for 2018 and a larger hiring plan going forward.
This position is open to applicants with expertise in any field of economics. Appointment may begin
January 2018 or August 2018, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.
Georgia Tech is a Research I institution offering significant opportunities for innovative collaborative
research and teaching across complementary disciplines such as global development, environmental
and industrial engineering, international affairs, public policy, and management. The School of
Economics also offers joint degrees with International Affairs and Modern Languages.
- Ph.D. in Economics;
- Excellent and recognized record of scholarship, teaching, professional service and leadership
commensurate with the rank of full professor;
- Evidence of successful interaction and collaboration with a broader community within and outside
- Commitment to supporting and enhancing diversity among students, faculty and staff;
- Evidence of successful engagement with alumni and donors in development activities; and
- Effective communication, leadership and organizational skills.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete application
consists of a cover letter addressing qualifications above; a vision statement for chairing the school;
CV; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least 4 professional
references. Other documentation may be requested.
Georgia Tech enrolls over 25,000 students and is ranked as one of the top seven public universities
in the country. Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based
on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. Georgia Tech seeks to define the
technological research university of the 21st Century in an interdisciplinary pursuit of the ways in
which problems are identified and solved. Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts' cluster
of six schools are recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the
matrix of human, cultural and policy contexts of engineering, science, and technology.