Two tenure-track faculty members will be awarded $25,000 in annual discretionary funds for up to five years

Faculty member with students

The College of Engineering is introducing a new professorship that recognizes two faculty members who are furthering engineering education. The Dean’s Education Innovation Professorships will recognize contributions to the College’s education program that also support future innovations to enrich the educational experience of Georgia Tech’s inclusive student body.

The professorships are extensions of the vision and focus of both the College and its leadership to enhance the academic experience of students in all eight Schools and within the broader engineering profession. The Dean’s Office is also encouraging initiatives within its faculty that focus on innovative education with the potential to have a global impact.

“Our faculty have created unique mentoring and undergraduate research programs and support transformative approaches to enhancing higher education through ambitious multidisciplinary project teams, such as our Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program,” said Raheem Beyah, dean of the College and Southern Company Chair. “They also continue to develop initiatives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our faculty’s impact reaches far beyond individual courses, and I’m excited about the opportunity to honor them for their vision and efforts.”

Two recipients will receive $25,000 in annual discretionary funds for up to five years.

Nominations will be submitted by School chairs, who may identify up to two tenure-track faculty members.

Nominations (one PDF) must include a CV, one-page statement that describes the candidate’s most significant educational innovations, and a statement about prior engagement and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Names and contact information for three references must also be submitted.  

Nominations are due to Mitchell Walker, associate dean for academic affairs, by June 1. Selections will be announced by July 1.

“The College of Engineering has been very diligent in recent years in its efforts to improve education in each of its disciplines, both in and out of the classroom,” said Larry Jacobs, Georgia Tech’s senior vice provost for Education and Learning. “The Dean’s Education Innovation Professorships will highlight our engineering faculty for their past accomplishments and future efforts to benefit the College’s students and Georgia Tech as a whole.”