About the Search

Provost Steven W. McLaughlin has convened a search committee tasked with selecting the next John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of Computing.  This search is chaired by Raheem Beyah, Southern Company Dean's Chair in the College of Engineering.

Georgia Tech has retained the services of the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, working with consultants Jackie Zavitz and Ellen Brown Landers.

This search is open to both external and internal candidates at Georgia Tech. This position reports to the Provost of Georgia Tech. 

The position description can be viewed online.

Inquiries and nominations are invited and should be sent to the Heidrick & Struggles team at GTcomputingdean@heidrick.com.

While applications and nominations will be received until the dean is selected, interested parties will be encouraged to submit their application materials by November 24, 2023.

Community Input

Heidrick & Struggles hosted of number of events and meetings to seek the feedback of Computing faculty, staff, and students on the preferred qualifications of the next dean. Town hall events were offered in-person and virtual.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - Staff Town Hall (hybrid format; in-person at Klaus 1116E/W, virtual via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Student Town Hall (hybrid format; in-person at Klaus 1116E/W, virtual via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Faculty Town Hall (hybrid format; in-person at Klaus 1116E/W, virtual via Zoom)
  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 9:00 - 9:55 a.m. - OMS Student Town Hall (virtual via Zoom)
  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. - Open Faculty, Staff, and Student Town Hall (virtual via Zoom)

Computing community members who could not attend town hall events are encouraged to share their feedback with the search firm by emailing GTcomputingdean@heidrick.com . 

Key Dates

August 2023
Search committee convened

August to September 2023
Computing community engaged via town hall events and stakeholder meetings

September 2023 to January 2024
Recruitment and vetting of candidates

February to March 2024
Finalist visits to campus

Search Committee

Search committee members were chosen via a nomination process and include a mix of faculty, staff, and students from within the College of Computing, as well as colleges and units from across campus that work closely with Computing.

On-Campus Finalist Visits

Four finalists will visit campus to give a seminar and engage with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the College of Computing in February and March of 2024.  Each finalist will be announced 48 hours in advance of the public seminar, via a password-protected web site maintained by the College of Computing.