Chair Search

Chair, School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

The School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) invites applications for the position of Chair of the School and Professor of Mathematics, with an anticipated starting date of January 1, 2022. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mathematics or a closely related discipline, and qualify for tenure in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. The expected rank at appointment is at the level of full professor, however applicants at all tenure-eligible ranks will be considered.

Candidates should have an outstanding record as a researcher, educator and mentor, and an accomplished record of effective leadership. In addition, they should possess a strong commitment to faculty/staff development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and public engagement. Applications from groups underrepresented in the discipline are particularly encouraged.

The School offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics. It also participates in the interdisciplinary graduate programs in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization; (Ph.D.); Bioinformatics (M.S. and Ph.D.); Computational and Quantitative Finance (M.S.); Computational Science and Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.); Machine Learning (Ph.D.); Quantitative Biosciences (Ph.D.); and Statistics (M.S.). Research interests of the faculty of the School include algebra, analysis, applied and computational mathematics, differential equations, discrete mathematics, dynamical systems, geometry and topology, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, number theory, probability and statistics. The School leads the Southeastern Center for Mathematics and Biology and hosts a Research Training Grant program in Geometry and Topology. The School of Mathematics currently has 54 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 instructional faculty members, 26 postdocs/visiting assistant professors, 279 undergraduate majors and 163 graduate students. For further information please refer to the school's web site at

Georgia Tech is a top-rated public university located on an attractive campus in the heart of Atlanta, a large, vibrant, verdant city having 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 on its technology resources, collaborations, and high-quality student body.

Applications should include a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position with particular focus on past leadership experiences and a vision for leadership of an academic department, along with a curriculum vita that includes the applicant’s record of teaching, publications, grants, advising, and administrative and leadership experience. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Magnus Egerstedt, search committee chair, at Applications must be submitted via the University System of Georgia Career portal. The review of applications will begin on March 19, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.