Search Underway: Chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering

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The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking nominations and applications from qualified individuals for the position of chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE). Download a PDF of the job advertisement now.

The successful candidate will hold the William R.T. Oakes School Chair. Ranked 2nd for both its undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, the AE School is among the top aerospace engineering programs in the world. It has a student body of approximately 940 undergraduates, 520 masters and Ph.D. students, 33 full-time administrative staff, 72 research faculty, and 36 academic faculty. The School’s diverse faculty is actively engaged in $31M annually in externally sponsored research at the national and international level and is currently organized into six broad disciplinary areas: aerodynamics and fluid dynamics; aeroelasticity and structural dynamics; flight mechanics and control; propulsion and combustion; structural mechanics and materials; and systems design and optimization. Additional information may be found at http://ae.gatech.edu.

The chair reports to the dean of the College of Engineering and has overall responsibility for the academic and research programs in AE, including all administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions. Candidates for the position must have the strategic vision and management skills needed to advance the School towards greater excellence and visibility within a rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary, and high-technology environment. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree and international recognition in their specific discipline(s) with demonstrated excellence in technical, academic and professional achievements, and a strong record of leadership. Candidates should provide evidence of fiscal responsibility, a record of attracting funds from private and public sources, and the ability to foster a collaborative and diverse environment. The chair has significant responsibility for external affairs, including fundraising, community engagement, and alumni and industry relations. The ability to work successfully with federal, state, and private funding agencies as well as with faculty, staff, students, and the Georgia Tech administration is essential. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to forward-thinking approaches for engineering education, interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurship, and the ability to address the challenges involved in scaling innovative programs to the size and rigor of the School. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Applications should include a letter of interest (of no more than 3 pages) stating prior leadership experience and strategic vision for the future of AE in research and education, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of five professional references. Electronic submission of materials should be sent to: ae-search@coe.gatech.edu. Applications will be kept in strict confidence. Review of application materials will begin on February 1, 2018, continuing until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable but the anticipated start is August 2018.

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