Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control at Georgia Tech
The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants for the endowed position of the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previous holders of the Julian T. Hightower Chair include E. Kamen, A. Tannenbaum, J. Shamma, and M. Egerstedt.
Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of research in autonomy, robotics, and control theory that will add to the College's existing strengths in these areas. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to be a leading member of the Decision and Controls Laboratory (DCL) within the College. The DCL comprises over 20 faculty members and organizes a number of events throughout the year. In addition, the appointed individual will have the opportunity to join the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech. IRIM is one of the world's leading academic robotics institutes comprised of over 50 faculty members.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a high-visibility/high-impact research program funded by industry and government, help attract outstanding students and faculty to the program, and serve as a mentor to other faculty. The academic salary for the Chair holder will be paid from Institute funds, enabling funds generated by the endowment to be used by the Chair holder for the purposes of research support and program development. Salary will be fully competitive.
Interested candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements and names of three references electronically at: http://hightowerchair.ece.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive the most serious consideration, interested applicants should submit their materials before January 17, 2019.
Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.
Last revised April 9, 2019