Academic Professional/Leadership Instructor

Section: US: Academic
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES
Salary range: commensurate with experience

Job Purpose:
The Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a dynamic and engaging Academic Professional, who will serve as a leadership instructor, effective July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must be prepared to work alongside a cohort of colleagues dedicated to the challenges inherent in preparing undergraduate students to face a variety of leadership challenges in their Georgia Tech career and beyond. The candidate must have a strong commitment to students’ growth and development; willingness and ability to partner in students’ learning and practicing effective leadership skills, developing multicultural appreciation and working effectively in teams.

The Academic Professional will serve on the faculty of the School of Public Policy with a joint appointment in the Division of Student Life. This position is a fiscal year (twelve month) contract with a one-year appointment, which may be renewed annually. The Academic Professional/Leadership Instructor will be expected to teach no more than 50% each semester. This position will report to the Director of Leadership Education and Development Program for Student Life.

The Division of Student Life / LEAD is committed to Multicultural Competency and strives to create an inclusive campus environment. We are dedicated to cultural diversity in people, their values, beliefs, and feelings. This position requires possession of or willingness to develop attitudes, knowledge, and skills that demonstrate multicultural competency.

Impact and Influence:
The Academic Professional/Leadership Instructor collaborates on a regular basis with faculty, staff and most importantly, students. This position will supervise: Student Teaching Assistants and students in a directed study.


Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaches introductory level courses that help students become familiar with different ways of exercising leadership, identifies strengths and weaknesses and how to work best with others in a leadership context.
  • Assists the department in assessing and measuring learning outcomes as well as provides recommendations for course and instructional design enhancements.
  • Keeps up with recent developments within the leadership field, especially as it relates to education. This includes reading journal articles, attending conferences, and developing strong partnership within and outside of Tech.
  • Develops, delivers, maintains and evaluates innovative workshops for undergraduate students.
  • Actively participates in departmental and division initiatives, as requested
  • Engages in student recruitment, engagement and progression toward graduation efforts.
  • Guides student directed study, as necessary.


Required qualifications:

  • Passion for student growth and development.
  • Excellent and recognized record of teaching, professional service and leadership.
  • Evidence of successful interaction and collaboration with students in a University setting.
  • Effective communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Pursuing or earned doctorate in leadership or closely-related field from a regionally accredited institute of higher education.
  • Minimum of two years of undergraduate level teaching in leadership or closely-related field at the College/University level.

Appointment may begin as early as July 2018, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.


Georgia Tech ( enrolls over 25,000 students and is ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. It is a Research Institution offering significant opportunities for innovative collaborative research and teaching across complementary disciplines such as global development, environmental and industrial engineering, international affairs, public policy, and management.

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. Georgia Tech seeks to define the technological research university of the 21st Century in an interdisciplinary pursuit of the ways in which problems are identified and solved.

The Georgia Tech Leadership Education and Development Office (

The Division of Student Life’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office gives participating students the opportunity to learn and practice effective leadership skills, develop multicultural appreciation, and gain support in their investigation of grand challenges. The LEAD Office offers a thoughtful and intentional series of academic, experiential, and co-curricular activities to help students prepare for leadership in a rapidly evolving global society.

LEAD programs, which include everything from one-on-one leadership coaching to living-learning communities, are designed to help students:

  • Gain valuable insights into your leadership potential
  • Learn and practice habits of highly effective teams
  • Understand what it takes to create change and inspire others
  • Chart a leadership development pathway to real results within Georgia Tech and beyond

The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy

( ) The School of Public Policy has 31 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs. Our mission is to translate ideas into solutions to public problems related to science and technological innovation, train students to analyze problems requiring multidisciplinary approaches, multinational perspectives and multipurpose applications. We will collaborate across broad spectrums of science and technology domains, educate and train future analysts and policymakers, with honed talents in evaluation and ethics, policy analysis, and broadening societal impacts of STEM talent.

Application Instructions

Please submit your complete application package to Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing qualifications above; a vision statement for teaching undergraduate students at Georgia Tech; CV; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least 3 professional references (must include one student reference).

Other documentation may be requested.