Now Hiring: Chair of the School of Architecture

The College of Design at Georgia Institute of Technology invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the School of Architecture. We are seeking a strong academic leader who can fuse our strengths in building design and research into a national and internationally recognized center of excellence in design pedagogy for the 21st century.

The Chair is responsible for providing leadership in the intellectual, creative, and scholarly life of the School. The position will be a tenured faculty member with the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment is anticipated as early as July 1, 2022.


Candidates must have a terminal degree in Architecture or a closely related field with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement that qualifies for a tenured position. Significant experience in academic or research administration is desirable. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarship or practice and be able to contribute to the teaching mission of the School. Additionally, the successful candidate will also maintain an active commitment to the profession and to the promotion of excellence in teaching and research and must have the ability to engage with the community and corporate leaders and work effectively with faculty, students, and administrators. Candidates must have a strong commitment to faculty/staff development, diversity and inclusion, and the promotion of collaboration and innovation.

How to Apply

Nominations and questions regarding the position should be directed to Dean Ellen Bassett.

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2022, but will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply via the following link:

Your application must include:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position, academic goals, and leadership style;
  2. Curriculum Vitae; and
  3. Names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of five academic/professional references.

The School of Architecture

The School of Architecture has 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty, along with a strong contingent of Professors of Practice and adjunct professors drawn from the practice community, outstanding students, and a large and supportive alumni base. The School is the largest of five schools within the College of Design. It offers a B.S. in Architecture, a professional Master of Architecture, a Ph.D. in Architecture, and several specialized M.S. degrees. The school has recognized strengths in Design Computation, Advanced Production, High Performance Building, Design and Health, and Urbanism.

The mission of the School of Architecture is to instill in our students a life-long curiosity about the social and cultural meaning of the built environment and a passion to be part of improving the future. We educate our students to understand architectural and urban design as a creative, aesthetic, technical, and research-based pursuit that necessarily crosses disciplinary boundaries.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is located in the heart of the Atlanta metro area that offers many opportunities for students and faculty. Georgia Tech is a dynamic institution committed to creating interdisciplinary solutions to the grand challenges facing our nation and our world. Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s core values. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and life experiences. 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 outstanding faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public university and one of the leading research universities in the USA. Georgia Tech provides a wide variety of technologically focused education to more than 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution


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