Welcome from the Vice Provost

Choosing the university where you’ll be a faculty member is an important decision — and I’d like to thank you for considering Georgia Tech. 

At the center of your experience here will be our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who will continuously surprise and impress you with their creative and insightful thinking and commitment to hard work. 

And then there is the greater campus community that you’ll be joining. Here are some of the words our faculty members have used to describe the spirit of Georgia Tech: 

  • Entrepreneurial. This is a place where you can make anything happen. For example, associate professors have created our new interdisciplinary degrees in analytics and quantitative biosciences.   
  • Engaged. Our faculty and students are addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges in areas such as clean energy, disease diagnosis and treatment, and sustainable building.
  • Diverse. Diversity is key to the Georgia Tech culture. We are national leaders in graduating African American and Latino engineers. And we are truly a global community, with students engaged all over the world and a faculty that is more than 40 percent international.  

For more insight from faculty members regarding why they chose to work at Georgia Tech, I encourage you to visit the Why Georgia Tech section of our website. 

Another appealing thing about Georgia Tech is that when you leave the lab or classroom, there are plenty of things to enjoy on campus and beyond. You can squeeze in a lunchtime workout at our world-class Campus Recreation Center or go to a show at the Ferst Center for the Arts. The university itself is located in Midtown Atlanta, one of the city's most energetic and vibrant neighborhoods. And when you want a break from the city, you can find mountains and hiking trails within an hour's drive — or hop on a flight to anywhere in the world at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  
Again, thank you for considering Georgia Tech. We hope to welcome you into our diverse and innovative community soon!  

Best Wishes,
Susan Cozzens
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development
Professor of Public Policy