Dean Searches Begin for Computing and Sciences

Provost Rafael L. Bras has named committee chairs for two separate search committees tasked with determining new deans for the College of Computing and the College of Sciences.

The two searches will run concurrently and will fill vacancies left by College of Computing Dean Zvi Galil, who will be stepping down June 30, 2019, and former College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart. Interim Dean of the College of Sciences David Collard will continue to serve in that role until the post is filled.

The international search for the new dean for the College of Computing will be chaired by Raheem Beyah, Motorola Foundation Professor and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The individual selected by this search committee will also hold the John P. Imlay Jr. Chair.

The international search for the new dean for the College of Sciences will be chaired by Pinar Keskinocak, William W. George Chair, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor; and Director, Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems. The individual selected by this search committee will also hold the Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair.

"The Colleges of Computing and Sciences are doing very well and have tremendous momentum,” Bras said. “The next deans will have the opportunity to lead an extraordinary group of staff, students, and faculty in their commitment to excellence, innovation in education and research, and leadership in higher education.”

Two town halls for faculty, staff, and students to learn about the search process and timeline, and to provide feedback on the characteristics of ideal candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • College of Computing: Tuesday, October 2 at 11 a.m. in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 152.
  • College of Sciences: Tuesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 152.

Applications and nominations for both positions can be sent to provostsoffice@gatech.edu. While applications and nominations will be received until the dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to respond by November 21, 2018, to ensure optimal consideration. Associate Provost for Operations Jennifer Herazy will serve as search director for both searches.

Full position descriptions, search committee rosters, and ongoing search updates can be found at provost.gatech.edu/dean-computing and provost.gatech.edu/dean-sciences.

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Raheem Beyah, College of Computing Dean Search Chair 

Pinar Keskinocak, College of Sciences Dean Search Chair