The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (cee.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA seeks outstanding applicants for the G. Wayne Clough Chair, which is open to all technical areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This tenured/tenure track endowed chair position is named in honor of G. Wayne Clough (https://ce.gatech.edu/people/faculty/6425/overview), President Emeritus of Georgia Tech and Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution.
We seek a visionary scholar-educator and proven leader in high impact and emerging areas of importance to society and the environment to complement the School’s current research thrust areas of smart cities, sustainable systems, healthy communities, and resilient infrastructure systems. In addition to research, candidates are expected to teach and mentor a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Candidates shall have a demonstrated creative and independent research portfolio with a strong, extramurally funded research program and national and international recognition, with demonstrated excellence in research, education, leadership, and mentoring. Appointment is expected at the rank of professor.
The 2021/2022 US News and World Report rankings place the School’s Civil Engineering undergraduate program at #1 and the Environmental Engineering undergraduate program at #4 in the country, with the corresponding graduate programs ranked #2 and #6, respectivelyhttps://ce.gatech.edu/prospective/profile-and-rankings). The School has approximately 630 undergraduate students, 350 graduate students, and 53 tenure-track faculty members. Women comprise 53% of the undergraduate population, and 18% of the overall student population identifies as a member of under-represented minority groups. Fourteen faculty members are women, and five faculty members identify as a member of under-represented minority groups.
Georgia Tech is 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. Georgia Tech prides itself in its high-quality student body, faculty focus on excellence, outstanding staff, technology resources, interdisciplinary culture, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Georgia Tech is home to eleven Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (https://research.gatech.edu/interdisciplinary-research-institutes) and is recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the country, with a campus that is adjacent to the Midtown Innovation District, which is a thriving mix of entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and creativity.
Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/ employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations. Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. 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.
A Ph.D. or equivalent qualification is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.
Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of education approach addressing teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy; (5) a statement describing their understanding of, prior engagement in, and plans for future activities to support DEI; and (6) the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files via careers.gatech.edu; job opening ID: 226053. Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Susan Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Chair of the Clough Chair Search Committee. Screening of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 226053
About Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Georgia Tech has a long tradition of excellence in engineering education. We believe that our strong reputation is based on several factors, including our attention to engineering fundamentals, investments in state-of-the-art technology, and the world-class scholars that comprise CEE's faculty.
Civil and environmental engineering are broad and diverse engineering disciplines that work on many facets of improving the human condition. The construction of all things big and small are long-standing examples of civil engineering projects from clean drinking water, to designing and implementing efficient and safe transportation systems, to constructing buildings and bridges that survive seismic activity, to building dams for hydropower and flood control. Today our faculty and students are working on problems that go far beyond these traditional areas to provide growing populations with innovative solutions needed to survive in a global society. Civil and environmental engineers both focus on the needs of people.
The need for civil and/or environmental engineers will only increase in the future as society copes with expandin...g urbanization, decaying infrastructures, global climate change, and an increase in the human population. The civil and environmental engineering job markets provide opportunities for our graduates both nationally and internationally. Earning a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering at Georgia Tech will prepare our graduates for a future career in an engineering discipline that is expanding and changing in concert with the world in which we live in. We encourage well-qualified prospective students to consider this long-standing, dynamic, and broad engineering discipline as their academic program of choice and to join the school where we believe, "People are our priority and the world is our laboratory."