The Georgia Institute of Technology invites outstanding applicants to fill multiple positions: the Frederick Law Olmsted Professorships in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta, GA. The School seeks individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service and have strong records of leadership in the profession. The ideal candidate will teach and lead research in the general area of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, with a research focus that is at the intersection of civil and environmental engineering systems and urban ecology, urban design, public health, public space, and policy.
These Professorships have been created to inspire future generations of transformational civil and environmental engineers with the concepts pioneered and developed by the legendary landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, Olmsted integrated civil and environmental engineering, community building, and natural systems to create treasured examples of multi-purpose park systems and infrastructure in 24 states and the District of Columbia. His work includes Central Park and Ocean Parkway in New York City, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the Riverside Community in Illinois, and the Druid Hills community in Atlanta.
Preference for these professorships will be given to candidates who work in interdisciplinary areas that address critical local, national, and global challenges and contribute to the strategic research directions of the School, College, and Institute. It is expected that the candidate will form key alliances across the Institute, with various groups in the City of Atlanta, and have a courtesy appointment in the College of Architecture as well as other schools or colleges at Georgia Tech.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vibrant programs in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering/Mechanics/Materials, and Transportation Engineering. In both civil engineering and environmental engineering, the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top programs in the Country. The School currently has approximately 700 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and 55 full time, tenure track faculty members.