Georgia Institute of Technology


The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading research university. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body, faculty and staff; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service. With its main campus located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech offers an innovative education to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students attracting talent from every state and 138 nations.

The quality of the Georgia Tech educational experience is reflected in at least two important ways: consistently strong rankings by national publications and a highly regarded curriculum with a technological focus. All of its undergraduate programs, including liberal arts, are bachelor of science degrees. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Computing, Design, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is ranked eighth among public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Georgia Tech became the first institution in a decade to receive an invitation to join the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and its research funding has nearly doubled to $850 million within the past ten years. It has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. Georgia Tech Research Institute (“GTRI”) is the nonprofit, applied research division of Georgia Tech that performs almost $450 million of research annually for government and industry.

The President of Georgia Tech is a high-impact leadership opportunity for a visionary individual who can leverage the unique platform that this prominent and innovation-focused university offers. The President will serve as the chief advocate and fundraiser for the institution, and strong management abilities, effective communication skills, and successful relationship-building are critical. A commitment to the student experience is key as well as excellent academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, please submit by April 15, 2019. Georgia Institute of Technology will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Jackie Zavitz and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to:

Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Search

Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

1180 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250

Atlanta, GA 30309

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.