2011 School of Computer Science Chair Search

The School of Computer Science is conducting a search for its next chair. Zvi Galil, John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, announced the searches in late February 2011. Professor Henrik Christensen is chairing the search committee.

The School of Computer Science is primarily housed in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building and participates in, and offers, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Disciplines associated with the school include computer architecture, database and networking, programming languages, compilers, security, software engineering, systems, and theory. The school has 42 academic faculty (including joint appointments and 5 chaired positions), 17 other faculty (including researchers and postdoctoral fellows), and a host of adjunct faculty. There are approximately 200 Ph.D. students enrolled in Computer Science and the school participates in the master’s and undergraduate degrees at the college level. The school also houses several interdisciplinary centers including the renowned Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS), Georgia Tech Information and Security Center (GTISC), and Algorithms and Randomness Center (ARC), plus several smaller centers and initiatives.

The new chair should have a very strong commitment to education, a distinguished record of research, the ability to work well with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students, as well as other campus administrators and leaders, a proven record of achieving external visibility and funding, administrative oversight, and solid decision making skills. This position will report to the Imlay Dean of Computing and is responsible for all administrative, budgetary and personnel decisions within the school. The chair will also be responsible for overseeing the definition of vision, strategic direction, and goals of the school.

The ideal candidate will: have a terminal degree in Computer Science or a related field; be a full professor with tenure in a premier department or school at a pre-eminent research university; have strong organizational and team building skills; be a seasoned manager with the ability to bring together faculty with diverse interests; be someone who shares the institute’s goals for the personal and educational enrichment of its faculty, staff, and students; have experience with strategic planning, fiscal management, and vision development; and will embrace participative management, conceptual thinking, and open decision making.

To ensure full consideration, all candidates are asked to go to https://recruiting.cc.gatech.edu/chair-cs and complete the online application form which will require electronic submission of their 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 begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin March 21, 2011. Should you have problems with the online submission, please contact us via email at recruiting [at] cc [dot] gatech [dot] edu and we will get back to you.

If you would like to recommend a candidate, please send email to scs-chair-search [at] cc [dot] gatech [dot] edu. All questions related to the search may also be directed to that address.

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