Executive Director, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP)

Georgia Institute of Technology seeks an Executive Director for the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) within the School of Public Policy in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. CACP research and activities focus on key issues that influence the development, implementation and adoption of leading- edge, advanced communications technologies. The Center provides analysis of policy and regulatory issues, explores future options for innovation, and undertakes projects in areas such as human factors, and technology accessibility and usability for vulnerable populations. CACP collaborates with government, industry and academia at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Center maintains its own resources and as such requires an executive director with a proven record for securing major funding from both the public and private sector.

CACP maintains both theoretical and applied interdisciplinary programs and is composed of faculty, research scientists, engineers, graduate students and staff. Its diverse portfolio embodies a solid commitment to enrichment of the undergraduate and graduate student experience and multidisciplinary collaborations across Georgia Tech. The executive director maintains strong relations with the Chair of the School of Public Policy, to develop initiatives that elevate faculty and graduate student contributions to technology and policy innovations.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D., and hold the rank of Principal Research Scientist or equivalent. The candidate should have significant managerial experience that reflects strong leadership in industry, programmatic and sponsored research, and a recognized track record of creating a diversified portfolio that results in greater research, development and policy synergies. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with scholarly published research in the following areas: emergency communications/management and first responders; social media; and technology usability. The successful applicant must have experience fostering an inclusive workplace environment.

Applicant review will begin on November 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials should include: (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s relevant experience and vision for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three written examples of successful scholarship, grantsmanship and sponsored research; and (4) the names, positions, and contact information for three references, who will only be contacted with the candidate’s approval. A brief statement of the candidate’s relationship to each reference should be included. Application materials should be electronically sent as .pdf files to: CACPDirectorSearch@gatech.edu. Applicant files will be treated confidentially.

Semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted between November 12 and November 30. The Finalist is expected to be selected by December 7, 2018. The appointment is anticipated to begin January 1, 2019. An earned Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. Additional information pertaining to CACP is available at http://www.cacp.gatech.edu.