CSE Chair Position

The College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations from qualified individuals for the position of Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). The School of CSE is an inherently interdisciplinary department devoted to the study and advancement of computational methods and data analysis methods for understanding natural and engineered systems. The new Chair will be expected to further build upon the many accomplishments, professional relationships, and interdisciplinary strides that already exist in the School by providing strategic vision and effective leadership.

The College of Computing was established in 1990 as one of the first Colleges of Computing in the nation at a R1 university and is a world-class leader in research and computing breakthroughs, with such programs as Threads and multiple Online Masters of Science degrees. Its graduate program is currently ranked 8th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, as well as 8th in the world by The Times Higher Education World University Ranking. The College of Computing comprises three schools, which provide specialized and general computing education to the entire campus. Located in the heart of Atlanta, GA, the College is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a unit of the University System of the State of Georgia.

The School of CSE, housed in the newly-opened CODA building, participates in, and offers, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The School has garnered $7.5M in new research expenditures and $34M in active awards for FY2018, reaching an average level of over $620,000 per faculty member in research expenditures.  A new $5.3M High-Performance Computing system supports 50 faculty and more than 200 students working on topics including astrophysics, computational biology, and health sciences. The School currently has 20 academic faculty (including joint appointments), in addition to numerous research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and adjunct faculty. It also has 112 M.S. students and 70 Ph.D. students.  Disciplines associated with the School include high performance computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, data science and engineering, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation, visualization, and numerical and discrete algorithms, with applications in a variety of science, engineering, health, and social domains.

The CSE Chair reports to the John P. Imlay Dean of Computing and is responsible for all administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions within the School. The Chair also provides leadership in setting the vision, strategic direction, and goals of the School. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to education, a distinguished research and funding record, and a proven ability to work well with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, as well as other campus administrators and leaders. An ideal candidate should have an inspiring vision for the future of CSE and possess the following characteristics: strong standing in the field; collegial attitude; ability to bring together faculty with diverse interests; openness in decision making; strong organizational, team-building, and decision-making skills; experience with people and fiscal management, strategic planning, and vision development; and commitment to personal and educational enrichment of its faculty, staff, and students. 

Candidates for this position should have a terminal degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, and be appointed at the rank of full professor (or equivalent) in a leading research university or organization. To apply, candidates must visit www.academicjobsonline.com and complete the online application form, which requires electronic submission of the candidate’s latest CV, a letter of application, 5 references with names, phone numbers, and physical and email addresses, along with other supporting documents. This search will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019. Feel free to contact Prof. Alessandro Orso (orso@cc.gatech.edu), chair of the search committee, for inquiries, nominations, or in case of problems with the online submission.

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