Provost Steven W. McLaughlin has convened a search committee tasked with selecting the new dean for the College of Engineering, following his appointment as provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. The search will be chaired by Ayanna Howard, professor and chair in the School of Interactive Computing. This is an internal search open to members of the tenured faculty at Georgia Tech. 

Larry Jacobs, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named interim dean of the College and will continue to serve until the post is filled. 

Michael Toney, director of Academic Administration, will serve as search director. 

A town hall was held on Tuesday, October 20 for faculty, staff, and students to learn about the search process and timeline, and to provide feedback on the characteristics of ideal candidates.

Watch the town hall recording.


Save the Dates: Dean Search Finalists

Finalists in the search for the next dean of the College of Engineering will each address their broad vision for the College in an hour-long virtual seminar open to all students, faculty, and staff. Tentative dates for the seminars, which will be held on BlueJeans, appear below.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please hold these dates while details are finalized. Additional information about the finalists as well as links to the seminars and feedback surveys will be placed on this site in the coming weeks.


Submit a nomination or application:

Nominations can be sent to

Follow the instructions below to submit application materials (CV and letter): 

1.    Log into OneUSG Connect from TechWorks
2.    Click the “Recruiting Self Service” tile
3.    Then, click the “Apply for Jobs” tile
4.    Click “View All Jobs”
5.    Search for “Dean” – This post is under “Dean Academic - College of Engineering”

Related Links

Position Description (.pdf)

Search Advisory Committee

College of Engineering Website




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