Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research (Academic Professional)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Full-time


Job Title: Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research (Academic Professional)

Unit: Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), Georgia Institute of Technology

Reports to: The position will report to the Executive Director of Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE)

The Office of Undergraduate Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) seeks an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research to develop and lead initiatives related to undergraduate research (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program or UROP). This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Academic Professional.

The Assistant Director will join a team of colleagues who are committed to applying current and cutting-edge programming focused on high impact practices in a collaborative, supportive environment. Join us at our beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia where we serve some of the brightest students in the nation and be a leader of a top 10 ranked university for Undergraduate Research/Creative programs.

Position Responsibilities:


Collaborates with faculty leaders and senior administrators to direct, develop, and implement programming specific to undergraduate research

Develops and conducts information sessions, workshops and outreach activities related to undergraduate research

Develops and maintains a comprehensive and updated online database of undergraduate research opportunities across campus.

Establishes and chairs an undergraduate research advisory group, comprised of faculty from all six colleges, students, and other campus partners as appropriate

Oversees internal undergraduate research application, review and award processes for the President’s Undergraduate Research Awards and other associated awards and recognition activities

Oversees marking, advertisement, and promotional materials, including web, print and social media

Coordinates existing undergraduate research programming (the Research Track and undergraduate research curriculum of our first-year seminar, GT1000) for the Summer Session Initiatives Program and develops strategies and implementation plans for new programming

Oversees the undergraduate research curriculum and operations of the Research Option and the research themed sections of the Academic Transition programs’ GT1000 and GT2000, our transfer student seminar

Serves as faculty advisor to associated student undergraduate research clubs, ambassador groups, student organizations, etc.; may also serve as advisor to The Tower, a student publication for undergraduate research

Coordinates events, celebrations, and symposia related to undergraduate research

Participates in and presents at local and national conferences and workshops related to undergraduate research

Campus Partnerships

Develops new and fortifies existing partnerships with school administration, faculty, staff and campus programs (VIP, Create-X, VP of Research, etc.) to create synergies that produce model undergraduate research programming

Participates in campus committees, student programs, and orientations and related events (e.g., FASET, GT1000, Family Weekend, GTAAN) to promote programs and services

Assist with the recruiting of prospective students to Georgia Tech through collaboration with Office of Undergraduate Admission and the colleges


Administer budget and operational matters associated with programs

Gather and review quantitative and qualitative data to assess programs’ effectiveness and to strategize future programming

Investigates and reports on local and national trends related to undergraduate research

Participate fully in all programs, events, and other aspects of OUE and CAE, including trainings, marketing, outreach, and center operations and campus relations

Perform other duties as assigned in support of CAE or OUE

Education: PhD or another appropriate terminal degree, preferably in a STEM discipline, discipline represented at Georgia Tech, or higher education. Must have at least one advanced (masters or doctorate) research-based degree.

Work Experience: At least three to five years professional experience in higher education, preferably in a faculty, research scientist, or higher education administration position. Recent PhDs with equivalent years of related administrative experience during or prior to their graduate work will be considered.

Preferred Skills: This position requires familiarity with the university research environment, ideally with a STEM focus, as well as a commitment to faculty collaboration and undergraduate student academic and professional growth. Prior experience working with undergraduate students in research or technical environments and/or developing and implementing academic programs for undergraduate students is highly desired.

Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills are required, as well as a knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Salary and Benefits: This is a 12-month, non-tenure track academic faculty position at the level of Academic Professional. The Institute offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefit package as well as an exciting, challenging, and rewarding work environment.

To Apply: To apply please click on the "Apply for this opening" button and submit the following:

  • a cover letter articulating how your credentials match those requested for this positon;
  • a curriculum vitae (CV);
  • the names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for three professional references (references will not be contacted without prior notification and permission).

Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately with a negotiable starting date.

The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening. Questions about this position or search may be directed to Ms. Allyson Tant (, Program and Operations Manager at CAE.

About Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry and business. Visit

Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) challenges students to become accomplished learners who are able to make meaningful connections among work, study, and community. OUE connect curricular and co-curricular offerings to assist students in developing a strong foundation for success, during college and after. To learn more, visit

The Center for Academic Enrichment fosters growth by giving students the opportunity to engage with one another and faculty in research and innovation programs, academic seminars, campus-wide engagement activities (Project One), living-learning communities, and other endeavors in which they can share ideas, explore possibilities, and take initiative. Visit

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.