Provost Search

Updated May 4, 2020: The international search for Georgia Tech’s next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs is moving forward, with some accommodation for the logistical challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (The search follows the announcement that Provost Rafael L. Bras intends to step down later this year and return to the faculty.) 

Search Committee

President Ángel Cabrera has named an 18-member advisory search committee comprised of faculty and staff, as well as students from the undergraduate and graduate student government associations. The committee will be co-chaired by Charles Isbell, dean of the College of Computing and Susan Lozier, dean of the College of Sciences

About the Search

Two town halls were held on March 9 and 10, and May 15 for students, faculty, and staff to hear about the search process and provide feedback on the candidate considerations.

Note: additional town halls and opportunities for input from the community will be planned throughout the search. Check back soon for additional details. 

To increase candidate privacy and maximize the effectiveness of the search, the names of the finalists will not be announced publicly; however, opportunities will be provided for representatives of the faculty, students and staff to meet the finalists in a confidential setting and provide feedback to the search committee.


The original timeline for the search for a new provost has been extended in order to allow both search committee members and candidates to focus on addressing the immediate issues all colleges and universities are facing at this time. Conditions permitting, a final decision is expected before the end of the calendar year, with of the goal of having our next Provost in the role by January 2021.  

Nominations and Applications 

Georgia Tech will be assisted with this search by Jackie Zavitz, Ellen Landers, and Kaley Palanjian of Heidrick & Struggles. Nominations and applications should be directed to

This website will be updated regularly with additional information, including an application link, once available.