Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s premier research universities. The Institute consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Ten public universities. Comprised of six colleges—Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Business, and Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech enrolls over 25,000 academically talented undergraduate and graduate students, and is rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The Georgia Tech campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the vibrant city of Atlanta, which is well-known for its excellent quality of life. Innovative in its outlook, Georgia Tech is committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

The Position

Responsibilities of the Position

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Campus Services, the Assistant Vice President of Housing provides the strategic vision and administrative leadership for a large, comprehensive housing and residence life program serving approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Assistant Vice President plans, directs, and coordinates all facets of the department including facilities, residence life programs, administration/occupancy management, conference services, ResNet program, and the Georgia Tech Cable television that serves students living on campus and in nonresidential buildings such as the Student Center and Campus Recreation Center. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for fiscal oversight, strategic planning, and development of policies and procedures. Maintaining a culture of transparency and accountability while supporting continuous improvement and capacity building among staff are key priorities. The Assistant Vice President will develop and maintain an organizational structure designed to support strategic mission and data-driven goals that meet student and Institute needs, support excellence in individual and group performance, and ensure compliance with all institutional and regulatory policies.

The Assistant Vice President will maintain a highly visible position, interacting regularly with students and family members, faculty, administrative leadership and staff across student life, academic affairs, and administration and finance, and vendors and contractors. Functional duties include: daily operations; revenue generation and budget management including setting of housing fees, and investment in preventive and deferred maintenance as well as capital improvements designed to uphold high standards of residential living, building of engaged communities, creation of vibrant physical spaces that meet student needs; and ongoing assessment of effectiveness and satisfaction to determine short- and long-term planning. As the chief housing officer, the Assistant Vice President will manage a budget of approximately $77 million and be responsible for monthly cost and productivity analyses, as well as regular reports to institutional division leaders, external government agencies, vendors, students and family members, alumni, Board of Regents, and to the general public reflecting the value and contributions of residential living to student success. The Assistant Vice President will lead a diverse organization of approximately 200 employees, nearly 400 student staff, and a team of six direct reports.

Additional duties and responsibilities of the position as outlined in the institutional job description include the following:

  • Develop and manage an annual operating budget for the Department of Housing. Perform monthly cost and productivity analyses.
  • Lead cooperative effort to develop and manage a capital plan for renewal, refreshment, and development of all capital assets in conjunction with campus experts in Facilities and Capital Planning.
  • Represent the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally to government agencies, vendors, students and their parents, alumni, Board of Regents, and the general public.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of policies and procedures.
  • May serve on Institute planning and policy-making committees.

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate

A bachelor’s degree and ten or more years of progressive experience in student housing and/or residential life, or an equivalent combination of experience and education, are required. A master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge of: budget preparation and fiscal management including the ability to develop financial plans and manage resources; building and facilities maintenance; safety and security; student housing requirements and standards; and customer service standards and procedures. A student-first philosophy and ability to collaborate effectively with student life, as well as other institutional colleagues, is critically important. The position also requires strong analytical ability; written and verbal skills; interpersonal ability and relationship-building capacity; human resource management skills; negotiating and troubleshooting facility; ability to organize resources and establish priorities; and competency using current and emerging computer applications.

In addition to the above, the following characteristics and attributes of an ideal candidate were consistently identified by Georgia Tech stakeholders:

  • Demonstrate a communicative, engaging, and collaborative leadership style that also serves to inspire others.
  • Readily engender the trust of others through consistent commitment to transparency of policies, practices, and processes.
  • Possess a track record of experience developing strategic responses to addressing deferred and preventive maintenance.
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead change and the facility to work through ambiguity and unique circumstances.
  • Be politically savvy and skilled in navigating complex environments/systems inherent in a large, decentralized, public university structure.
  • Recognize the importance of being student-centered—open to and responsive to student issues, concerns, and suggestions.
  • Relish the natural curiosity, intelligence, and problem-solving capability of STEM students.
  • Possess a general understanding of, and experience of dealing with, mental health issues impacting college-aged populations.
  • Exhibit vision and forward-thinking ability.
  • Have a positive track record for hiring talented professionals who are adaptive to change, well-equipped to advance excellence in their area of responsibility, and able to collaborate effectively with others.
  • Understand the academic culture and priorities of a higher education institution.
  • Be knowledgeable about student development and related trends impacting housing and residence life, including First Year Experience initiatives.
  • Maintain a high degree of cultural competence and understanding of vulnerable and underrepresented student populations.
  • Subscribe to the highest standards of ethical behavior, modelling, and instilling that in others.
  • Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

History of the Position

For 19 years, Michael D. Black served as the chief housing officer at Georgia Tech. He arrived at the Institute three years after the 1996 Summer Olympics that significantly expanded on-campus housing facilities. Throughout his tenure, Black presided over numerous renovation and new construction projects, including many in recent years that were awarded LEED Gold certification. In his capacity as chief housing officer, Black oversaw a comprehensive organization that included residential life, administration/occupancy management, facilities, conference services, and finance.

Black retired from Georgia Tech in May, 2018. Following his departure, the Institute mounted a limited search to secure a successor; however, the search was terminated in the face of other senior leadership transitions throughout the Division of Administration and Finance. Richard (Rick) Gibson, an experienced higher education administrator on loan from the University of Georgia, is serving as interim assistant vice president of housing at this time.

At this time, two positions within the leadership structure of the department of housing are filled on an interim basis. Following the departure of Joshua Skillman for another promotional opportunity in June 2018, Housing team member Sheree Gibson was named as interim director of residence life. Additionally, Ben Mason, associate director of building engineering & energy strategy with the centralized department of facilities, has been named as interim senior director of facilities within the department of housing. A search to fill the position of senior director of facilities is currently underway with a projected December 2018 completion date.

Likely Opportunities, Priorities, and Challenges of the Position

  • As this is a time of change, the new assistant vice president of housing must arrive equipped to support a cultural transformation as Georgia Tech continues to prioritize student experiences. The chief housing officer will be charged with developing a comprehensive strategy to support institutional priorities for the many academic programs and initiatives, particularly in summer months, that present necessary support requirements for the Housing team.
  • The assistant vice president will need to unify staff, building buy-in from staff at all levels in a rearticulated, overarching set of mission, vision, and values for the department. A clear vision accompanied by both short- and long-term strategies must be set for the department of housing.
  • When and where personnel vacancies exist, the assistant vice president must conduct a thorough needs assessment to determine critical skillsets, background, and experience that will uniquely address current and projected strategic leadership priorities. Additionally, there is also an opportunity to grow talent from within by establishing clearly-defined career ladders and emphasizing the importance of ongoing professional development.
  • Addressing issues of deferred maintenance is an important priority. In conjunction with housing facilities personnel and campus partners in the centralized department of facilities management, the assistant vice president will need to address ongoing issues of water infiltration and mold remediation in a number of residential buildings.
  • A review of residential facility capital renovation and renewal needs will be required with significant input and direction by the assistant vice president to shape future priorities for the residential facilities master plan.
  • Under the leadership of the new assistant vice president the department of housing must position itself as a trusted, collaborative partner working closely with both academic affairs and student affairs colleagues. This will involve active support of the FASET Orientation Program for new students, Living Learning Communities, Honors Program, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Summer Sessions, and International Education.
  • Residence life is an aspect of the department of housing that operates with a dotted line relationship to the vice president and dean of student life. This partnership is key to successful collaboration in support of students and is a priority to strengthen the residential experience for both undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia Tech. Given leadership turnover in the last few years in this area, there is a desire to create stability and clarity around residence life in terms of the residential curriculum, as well as professional and student staff roles and responsibilities. Building a positive esprit de corps among staff and recognizing the contributions of these team members to student success and satisfaction are important.
  • Students must be regarded as key stakeholders. With growing competition of alternative, new housing options in the area immediately surrounding the campus, students have ever increasing choices regarding where to live. To ensure students continue to find value in living on campus, the assistant vice president and all housing and residence life staff must be attentive to the overall student residential experience; responsive to issues—including repairs—that require immediate attention; considerate of the amenities today’s students desire; and ensure a positive, open line of communication with students and family members. The housing opportunities offered through the Institute should also reflect key partnerships providing academic tutoring, counseling resources, and other programmatic and other developmental support contributing to student success.

Measures of Success for the Position

At an appropriate interval after joining Georgia Tech, the following items will initially define success for the assistant vice president of housing:

  • A thorough review of the department’s current five-year business plan and unit goals has been conducted and progress towards completion evaluated.
  • Key hires have been made, eliminating vacancies in critical positions and building internal capacity and alignment with strategic priorities.
  • A new strategic plan with consideration towards immediate, mid-range, and long-term priorities has been shaped, including a refined mission and vision for the department.
  • Concerted effort has been made to ensure all members of the Housing leadership team fully adopt strategic goals, priorities, policies, and procedures.
  • Remediation efforts to address problems limiting occupancy of rooms impacted by water infiltration, mold, or other problems is well-underway with the goal of cutting down the current number of uninhabitable rooms by half over the course of the assistant vice president’s first year.
  • From time of arrival in the assistant vice president position, the new leader has focused on FY2020 goal development and consulted with appropriate campus colleagues—including Student Life, Student Services, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Admissions, Administration and Finance, Campus Services, Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Space Planning—and forged key partnerships critical to success.

An Overview of the Division and Department of Housing

The Department of Housing at Georgia Tech reports up through the Division of Administration and Finance, which is currently led by James Fortner, interim executive vice president. Mark Demyanek serves as the interim senior vice president of administration, overseeing the following units:

  • Campus Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Security

Campus Services is a key unit within Demyanek’s portfolio. At this time, Georgia Tech is advancing a search for a new associate vice president for Campus Services and it is hoped that the successful candidate will be involved in the final interviews and selection of the new assistant vice president of housing. In addition to the Department of Housing, the new associate vice president for Campus Services will also oversee Auxiliary Operations, Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech/Bookstore, BuzzCard, Campus Recreation, Health Services, Parking & Transportation, and the Student Center.

Department of Housing

The Department of Housing (Housing) at Georgia Tech supports and maintains a comprehensive housing operation. Units within the department include administration, conference services, facilities, finance and budgets, and residence life. Housing offers traditional residence hall, suite-style, and apartment style options for undergraduate and graduate students.

At present, there is no live-on requirement, although a high percentage of first-year students do choose to live on-campus. Every student who chooses to reside in an on-campus housing facility does so voluntarily. Housing appreciates and values those who make this choice. The Department takes the expressed and implied level of trust and expectations for delivering a high level of quality services by Georgia Tech residents and other stakeholders very seriously.


The Department of Housing offers quality, safe, well-maintained residential facilities.

The Department encourages, promotes, and facilitates customer focused programs and services that attract student to its facilities and to Georgia Tech.

Housing provides physical, programmatic, and technological systems to enhance the quality of life on campus, to support the academic needs of resident students, and to complement the academic goals of the Institute.


During the search for a new assistant vice president of housing, Richard (Rick) Gibson is serving in the interim leadership capacity, directly leading the Department of Housing. Gibson is an experienced housing and residence life professional, having previously served for 18 years as the director of residential programs and services at the University of Georgia.

Organizational Structure

The current structure of the Department of Housing is depicted in the following organizational chart:

The leadership team within the Department of Housing includes:

  • Sheree Gibson, interim director of residence life
  • Ben Mason, interim senior director of facilities
  • Don Neuendorff, associate director of administration
  • John Nussear, director of conference services
  • Zack Poyan, associate director of finance
  • Tammy Wright, executive assistant

Capacity and Occupancy

There are 49 residential buildings accounting for approximately 3.2 million square feet of space, accommodating from 24 to 658 beds each. Forty residential facilities are exclusively dedicated to housing undergraduates. For a description of all Georgia Tech housing options, please visit:

Ninety-eight (98) percent of all first-year students live in campus housing. All first-year students who submit their request by the published deadline are guaranteed on-campus housing. Beginning second year, students are eligible for suite and apartment style living accommodations. Across all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, 45 percent of Georgia Tech students are housed on campus.

Presently, the total housing capacity is 8,870 with 111 of these spaces considered off-line. A bed is considered off-line if it is a second bed in a student staff room. This results in a starting point of 8,759 available beds to be assigned. Each year, the number of rentable spaces varies slightly due to several factors, including but not limited to demand, capital projects, and partnerships with various Living Learning Communities (LLCs).

Looking ahead to FY20, the anticipated assignable bed capacity for both fall and spring semesters will remain consistent with FY19 actual assignable capacity. Based on the FY19 approved 10-Year Capital Projects plan for Housing, Brown Hall will be offline for renovations in FY21.

Based on historical perspectives from previous administrations, Housing strives to renovate approximately 20 percent—or 650,000 GSF of space—every ten years.


The Department of Housing employs StarRez as their integrated technology solution for student housing. AiM is the online work management system used to request and track maintenance work, repairs, temperature issues, keys, card swipe access, furniture deliveries and upgrades, special cleaning, etc. The technology driving the Georgia Tech door access control system is designed by Redhat.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. In this regard, the Department of Housing and residence life staff work collaboratively with faculty and other academic partners, as well as student themselves who all contribute to the identity and leadership of these communities. By design, each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.

At present, there are seven LLCs, plus the Honors Program:

  • Global Leadership
  • Grand Challenges
  • Science and Math Research Training (SMaRT)
  • Science, Health, and Related Professions (SHaRP)
  • iGniTe
  • International House
  • Women, Science and Technology
  • the Honors Program

Housing’s collaboration with academic partners is critical as plans advance for increasing the array of LLC’s and number of participating students in years ahead. It is anticipated that for the next several years, one new LLC will be introduced annually. Renovations to existing residential facilities to accommodate office space for LLC faculty and shared study spaces for students is an important priority for Housing.

Leadership of Campus Services

 JulieAnne Williamson

JulieAnne Williamson currently serves in the leadership position, heading up Campus Services as Georgia Tech moves forward to secure a permanent associate vice president of Campus Services. Williamson joined Georgia Tech in 1996 from Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). She worked in Georgia Tech’s Consulting Services team for 12 years, serving as interim executive director for organizational development, 2008-2009, and as interim executive director for strategic consulting, 2013-2014. For nine years, JulieAnne has served as the assistant vice president for Administration and Finance at Georgia Tech and has held interim leadership roles in campus services, campus sustainability, institutional resource planning and management, and capital planning and space management. She holds three engineering degrees in electrical engineering and industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech.

Institution & Location

Institutional Background

Founded on October 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors to 84 students in October 1888. During its first 50 years, Tech grew from a narrowly focused trade school to a regionally recognized technological university. In 1948, the school’s name was changed to the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to reflect a growing focus on advanced technological and scientific research.

Georgia Tech focuses its efforts on preparing students to use their innovative skills to solve real-world problems and improve the lives of people around the globe. The institute consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 public universities. Made up of six colleges—architecture, engineering, sciences, computing, management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts—Georgia Tech enrolls close to 29,000 academically talented undergraduate and graduate students. The school is one of the nation’s top producers of women, African American, and Hispanic engineers.

Innovative in its outlook, Georgia Tech is defining the technological university of the 21st century. It is both a Carnegie I research university and an NCAA Division I member-institution. Georgia Tech has an endowment of nearly $2 billion and a campus that occupies more than 400 acres in the heart of Atlanta, a vibrant city well known for its excellent quality of life.

Georgia Tech’s faculty and students embrace intellectual challenges; they take a practical, “applied” approach to problem solving; they address issues analytically; they work hard; and they are resilient. These shared characteristics have produced graduates who have become leaders in many fields. Tech alumni have flown in space, founded and managed great companies, and developed tools and processes to aid humanity. They have found their successes in the fields of science, engineering, education, commerce, computing, health, medicine, and the military.

The Georgia Tech campus is located on 400 acres in midtown Atlanta, an area known as the cultural center of the state’s capital city. Georgia Tech’s park-like atmosphere in the middle of this booming metropolis is a welcome refuge for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Though skyscrapers, including those that are home to AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, and Bank of America, are visible from the institute, the campus itself has few buildings over five stories. This gives the campus a distinctly suburban atmosphere, which sets it apart from many other Atlanta-based higher education institutions.

In 1996, the campus was the site of the athletes’ village and a venue for a number of athletic events for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Today, the campus is organized into four main parts: West Campus, East Campus, Central Campus, and Technology Square. West Campus and East Campus are both occupied primarily by student-living complexes, while Central Campus is reserved primarily for teaching and research buildings.

About Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is the capital of and the largest city in the state of Georgia, with an estimated 2016 population of 472,522. The city has many unique districts and neighborhoods. In some areas, every other block seems to claim distinction as its own neighborhood with its own specific nickname. Since the 1990s, Atlanta has experienced a good deal of gentrification, urban renewal, and shifting demographics, yet despite these changes, individual neighborhoods have managed to retain their charm and flavor. Another pleasant surprise is that unlike some cities, the attractions and amenities of Atlanta are fairly evenly distributed among the various neighborhoods.

Atlanta is known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement. It is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and began his journey to achieve legal equality for African Americans in the United States. Today, Atlanta and its surrounding metropolitan communities are very diverse and support a thriving high-tech business community, including the headquarters of 24 Fortune 1,000 and a dozen Fortune 500 companies. Higher education is also an important industry in the immediate region, with 57 colleges and universities enrolling more than 250,000 students annually and seven technical colleges, which enroll more than 60,000 students each year.

With all this activity, it is good to know that Atlanta is also one of the “greenest” cities in the United States, with inviting parks and many large oak trees lining the streets. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round with Atlanta’s warm climate. And for times when a break from the city is desired, mountains, lakes, campsites, and hiking trails are all within an hour’s drive. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also makes travel to other destinations easy. Cost of living is consistently lower than many major metro areas. It is this combination of low costs, wide-ranging business services, quality of life, and the exceptional talent base of citizens that makes Atlanta an extraordinarily attractive city to call home.

For more information about the city, visit the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce at

Institutional Vision

Georgia Tech will define the technological research university of the 21st century. As a result, we will be leaders in influencing major technological, social, and policy decisions that address critical global challenges. “What does Georgia Tech think?” will be a common question in research, business, the media, and government.

Strategic Goals to Achieve Our Vision

To achieve our vision and design the future we seek in 2035, we must attain five strategic goals:

  • Be among the most highly-respected, technol­ogy-focused learning institutions in the world.
  • Sustain and enhance excellence in scholarship and research.
  • Ensure that innovation, entrepreneurship, and public service are fundamental characteris­tics of our graduates.
  • Expand our global footprint and influence to ensure that we are graduating good global citizens.
  • Relentlessly pursue institutional effectiveness.


Technological change is fundamental to the advancement of the human condition. The Georgia Tech community—students, staff, faculty, and alumni—will realize our motto of “Progress and Service” through effectiveness and innovation in teaching and learning, our research advances, and entrepreneurship in all sectors of society. We will be leaders in improving the human condition in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe.


We believe in and want to be known for having the following enduring values:


  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Nurture a culture of honesty, openness, and transparency


  • Maintain the highest academic, research, and administrative standards
  • Have a passion for continuous improvement
  • Embrace change that enables progress
  • Celebrate achievement


  • Seek and conduct research that identifies and solves critical global challenges
  • Focus on societal benefits and improving the human condition


  • Advance groundbreaking research
  • Leverage technology to create new fields of study
  • Encourage and reward originality of thought, approach, and action
  • Push boundaries
  • Nurture a culture of curiosity


  • Support an entrepreneurial environment
  • Promote an enterprising spirit


  • Provide pioneering thought leadership
  • Anticipate change and shape the future
  • Develop future leaders with superb problem-solving abilities

Commit to public service

  • Project a welcoming, inclusive culture
  • Demonstrate mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students
  • Celebrate uniqueness in thought, background, perspectives, and intellectual pursuits

President – G. P. “Bud” Peterson, PhD

G.P. “Bud” Peterson was appointed as the 11th president of Georgia Tech on April 1, 2009. Under his leadership, Georgia Tech has developed and begun the implementation of a 25-year strategic plan, exceeded the $1.5 billion goal for Campaign Georgia Tech by 20 percent, grown innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships, expanded the campus infrastructure, and increased national and global visibility. Notably in that time, applications have more than tripled, and enrollment has increased by 45 percent.

Peterson came to Georgia Tech from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he served as chancellor. Prior to that, he served as provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and on the faculty and in leadership positions at Texas A&M University for 19 years. He has worked for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Throughout his career, Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on many industry, government, and academic task forces and committees. He has served on a number of national accreditation agencies, with a focus on improving and asses­sing outcomes for higher education. He also has served on congres­s­ional task forces, research councils, and advisory boards, including the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the Department of Energy, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Engineering.

A distinguished scientist, he was appointed in 2008 by President George W. Bush, and again in 2014 by President Barack Obama, to serve as a member of the National Science Board, which oversees the NSF and advises the president and Congress on national policy related to science and engineering research and education. In 2010 he was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. President Obama appointed him to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) steering committee in 2011, and to the AMP 2.0 steering committee in 2013. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Council on Education. In August 2016, he became chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, the highest governing body of the NCAA.

Peterson is a fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and received the AIAA Distinguished Service Award in 2011. His research has focused on phase change heat transfer in both the cooling of electronic devices and spacecraft thermal control. He is widely published, authoring or co-authoring 17 books or book chapters, 240 refereed journal articles, and 146 conference publications. He also holds 16 patents, with three others pending.

Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and a master’s degree in engineering, all from Kansas State University. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Val, have four adult children, two of whom are Georgia Tech alumni.

The Academic Program

Georgia Tech is comprised of the following colleges:

  • College of Computing
  • College of Engineering
  • Scheller College of Business
  • Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Design

Georgia Tech National Rankings

  • Georgia Tech is ranked #4 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, with all of the Institute’s undergraduate engineering programs ranking in the top 5. All of Tech’s graduate engineering program rank in the top 10. (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • Scheller College of Business ranks #21 in Undergraduate Business Programs, #6 in Management Information Systems, #7 in Production/Operation Management, #7 in Quantitative Analysis, and #8 in Supply Chain Management/Logistics.
  • Computer Science ranks #8 on the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, #21 in The Guardian’s QS World University Rankings, and our graduate computer science program is ranked #8 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • In the category of Architecture and the Built Environment, Georgia Tech ranks #19 in The Guardian’s QS World University Rankings, and our graduate urban planning program is ranked #7 in the U.S. by Planetizen.

The Student Body

Undergraduate enrollment                          15,572

Total enrollment                                              29,369

69 percent male/31 percent female

Classes with fewer than 20 students        39 percent

Student/faculty ratio                                      22:1

Average freshman retention rate               97 percent

Five most popular majors

  • Engineering
  • Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services
  • Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Physical sciences

Benefits Overview

Georgia Tech offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and Pharmacy
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • AD&D
  • Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Lifestyle Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement
  • Time Off

To learn more about Georgia Tech benefits, please visit

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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