New Research Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Georgia Tech!

On behalf of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Dr. Michelle Rinehart, and the Office of the EVPR, we welcome you to Georgia Tech and look forward to supporting your success as a research faculty member. You are now part of a unique community dedicated to enacting our mission to improve the human condition through advanced science and technology. 

New Research Faculty Orientation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, in the Alumni Association Building on North Avenue, from 12-4:30. Lunch is included, and a reception will follow from 4:30-5:30. Orientation is open to all research faculty, including GTRI, who joined the Institute since September 2023.


Agenda for Fall 2023 - SPRING 2024 COMING SOON

12-12:40 Lunch


Dr. Michelle Rinehart
Vice Provost for Faculty

Dr. Chaouki Abdullah


Facts about the Research Enterprise

Dr. Rob Butera
Professor, and Chief Research Operations Officer

1:20-1:45 Introduction to the Research Faculty


Office of Sponsored Programs

Institutional Review Board


Career Pathways and Mentoring for Research Faculty

2:45-3 Break

Table Discussions
(two 20-minute session, choose two tables to visit)

Office of Sponsored Programs

Institutional Review Board


Faculty Governance and Service

Career Development and Mentoring

Teaching for Research Faculty


Research Faculty Panel

Clint Zeagler
Principal Research Scientist, Institute for People and Technology

Debra Lam
Principal Researcher, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation

Christine Conwell
Director of Planning and Operations, Strategic Energy Institute

Nathan Moon
Principal Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Communications Policy

4:30-5:30 Closing Remarks and Reception

Human Resources and Benefits Review

USG New Hire Benefits Orientation
USG New Hire Benefits Orientation Registration
Choosing Retirement Benefits - TRS vs. ORP

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