Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning

Georgia Tech, College of Design
Atlanta, GA
United States
July 21, 2017
Professional Area: 
Salary Range: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning College of Design Georgia Institute of Technology The College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1951, the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech is one of the oldest in the nation and is currently ranked 7th in the nation by Planetizen.

At present, the School has approximately 150 students and 14 faculty, as well as numerous affiliated faculty from other units on campus and from the practice community. In the past decade our faculty have served as editors for both JAPA and JPER. In addition to the Master of City and Regional Planning degree, the School currently enrolls 25 Ph.D. students and offers a Master of Geographic Information Science and Technology and participates in the College’s Master of Urban Design and Master of Real Estate Development programs.

The School recently launched an undergraduate minor in Sustainable Cities. The School also offers dual degrees with Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Policy, and Law (with Georgia State University College of Law). The School also enjoys a strong relationship with the Center for Geographic Information Systems and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. The Chair will be responsible for providing overall leadership in facilitating the intellectual, creative and scholarly development of the School of City and Regional Planning. The Chair will also provide school administration; enhancement of its externally-funded research program and philanthropy and its relationships with government, industry and the professional community. The Chair will have the opportunity to provide vision and leadership in furthering the School’s development in concert with the strategic directions of the College and the Institute. We are particularly interested in candidates that can build on our initiatives in sustainability, smart cities, urban informatics, real estate development and transportation. The Chair will have the opportunity to further expand the multi-disciplinary relationships with other schools in the College, and with other units across campus.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in City and Regional Planning or related field. Significant experience in academic or research administration is desirable. Candidates should have an active and distinguished record of research and scholarship. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment is anticipated on or before July 1, 2018.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, but will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email the following materials to the search committee chair (, scanned in order into a single PDF:

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

Information on Georgia Tech, the College of Design, and the School of City and Regional Planning is best accessed from our website The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech's more than 25,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Design, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business and Sciences. Georgia Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and African-American engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary research units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution


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