Director of the Digital Building Laboratory

Georgia Tech in Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 30, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

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Director of the Digital Building Laboratory

College of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia


The Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Architecture invites applications for the Director of the Digital Building Laboratory (DBL). The DBL is a nationally recognized leader in the development and application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital technologies related to the design, construction and management of the built environment. The DBL currently has 15 Industrial Members who pay an annual membership fee and help to set the research agenda for the lab. Multiple symposia and member meetings are held each year.  In addition to a director, the DBL has staff support and graduate research assistant positions.


The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the DBL and will hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the School of Architecture or the School of Building Construction. Applications are encouraged from candidates with strong scholarly credentials or professional records in the application of digital technologies in architecture and construction, superior leadership skills, a record of sponsored research and industry collaboration and a strong record of teaching.  Those with software development experience are particularly encouraged to apply.


The Directorship is a 12-month appointment with management responsibility for the DBL as well as a faculty appointment in the School or Architecture or Building Construction.  Affiliation with another school at Georgia Tech is also possible, if appropriate. Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to assume the position in the summer of 2015.


Georgia Tech is a dynamic university located in the heart of Atlanta with a full-time faculty and staff of approximately 5,200 and more than 21,000 students.  The Institute operates six colleges and applied research and economic development units at the main campus in Atlanta and has several international branch campuses. The Institutes historic strengths are in engineering and technology and its schools are leaders in their disciplines. Georgia Tech is recognized as one of the nations top research universities and is consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Reports top ten public universities.  The recent London Times Higher Education World University Rankings list Georgia Tech as 27th in the world. 


The College of Architecture has 5 schools with 58 full-time faculty, 40 research scientists and over 800 students.  The College offers Masters and PhD degrees in Architecture and in Building Construction, along with specialized M.S. degrees in Digital Design and Fabrication and High Performance Buildings. The College also has a Digital Fabrication Laboratory housing a suite of industrial-scale CNC machines that are available to support teaching and research projects.


Applicants should email the following materials to the search committee chair ( ), scanned in order into a single PDF:


  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and ambitions for advancing digital design and fabrication including a statement of research and teaching interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names, address (including email) and contact details of five academic/professional references


Information on Georgia Tech, the College of Architecture, and the DBL is best accessed from our website


The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged.