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Georgia Tech Brooks Byers ISS Seeks Community-Engaged Research Director

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By: Kim Hopes
Posted in: News and Announcements
Georgia Tech Brooks Byers ISS Seeks Community-Engaged Research Director

ABCD Institute Steward Jennifer Hirsch and Director of Serve-Learn-Sustain at Georgia Institute of Technology would love to see someone with and ABCD orientation fill this position.

In support of the Georgia Tech Strategic Plan, which reemphasized and recommitted the Institute to sustainability in service to people and the communities in which they live, the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) is seeking to hire a leader that will help foster growth at Georgia Tech in community-engaged sustainability research. The Community-Engaged Research Director (CERD) will serve the academic and research faculty of Georgia Tech focused on sustainability, clean energy, public health, and social impact. This position directly supports the Institute’s research mission as it relates to the just, equitable, and sustainable development of communities, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, under-resourced communities in the state of Georgia and the surrounding Southeastern United States.

Working with Georgia Tech’s research community and other community engagement specialists, the Community-Engaged Research Director facilitates the development of research programs and projects that intentionally engage and benefit specific communities, and that are funded by local, state, or federal sponsors, foundations, etc. The Director works with investigators at Georgia Tech to understand their research and aspirations, and with communities to understand their assets, needs, and interests. They bring skills in both community engagement and research, and help facilitate and steward relationships among researchers and community partners. The position will be housed in the Brook Byers Institute of Sustainable Systems, serving as a key member of Georgia Tech’s sustainability research leadership team and collaborating closely with related interdisciplinary research institutes (IRIs), centers, and initiatives.

NEW LINK (UPDATED 4/3/23): Please see the following external link for job 256768.