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Work/Life Balance

The Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech is a great place to work. In addition to being a part of one of the world's top technological universities, we are thriving in the fast-growing business corridor of vibrant Midtown Atlanta.

The College of Business adds unique breadth and depth to the campus by providing an integrated view of business and technology. Our culture is inquisitive, analytical, straightforward, open, collaborative and we are passionate about our work. With approximately 2,000 students and 178 faculty and staff, the Scheller College offers endless career enhancement opportunities for motivated employees. The listing below highlights some of the policies benefits and opportunities that make Georgia Tech and the Scheller College an exceptional workplace.

Georgia Tech provides a variety of work/life balance programs for faculty and staff, including:

Child Care

Georgia Tech offers a child care program for employees and graduate students for children from six weeks in age to preschool.

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Backup Child Care

The Learning Center also provides high quality backup child care when space is available. Please call ahead to arrange for childcare. The cost is based on the number of days and hours of care.

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Break Camp

The Tech Wreck Break Camp is a day camp offered for 1st - 8th grade children who's parents are a part of the Georgia Tech Community.

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Campus Recreation Center

Georgia Tech offers one of the best campus recreation facilities in the country and many employees consider it one of the biggest benefits working at Georgia Tech.

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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

The FSAP provides help at no cost to employees who suffer from personal/emotional problems that may affect performance at work.

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Flexible Work Arrangements

A variety of flexible working arrangements—such as a compressed work week, flextime, job sharing and telecommuting—enable employees to meet professional goals and balance personal responsibilities. Participation is at the discretion of the individual department's. Participating in a flexible working arrangement is a privilege and not a right.

Nursing Rooms

Georgia Tech provides private rooms for nursing mothers and infants around campus. A nursing room is located on the fourth floor of the Scheller College of Business.

Tuition Assistance

Georgia Tech offers several educational assistance programs for its faculty and staff . These programs provide a tuition and mandatory fee waiver or reimbursement to full-time employees and research titled faculty who take courses related to their current employment at University System institutions.

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Supplemental Benefits

A variety of supplemental benefits are extended to employees:

  • 529 Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan
  • Will Preparation
  • McAfee VirusScan & AntiSpyware Enterprise
  • You Decide
  • MARTA Passes
  • DISH Network
  • Banking
  • Georgia United Credit Union
  • AT&T Sponsorship Program
  • Sprint Together With Nextel Referral Rewards
  • Verizon
  • Ford Discount
  • General Motors Discount
  • GT Dining Discount
  • Travel Discounts
  • Recreation
  • Retail

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Extended Probationary Time for Tenure

Extensions of the probational period for tenure my be granted to a faculty member to balance personal and family obligations with professional and scholarly achievements. Please see your School Chair or Dean for details.

Professional Development

Faculty may be granted a leave of absence for a clearly specified period of time with or without pay, by the President of the Institute for the purpose of conducting scholarly work and to encourage professional development. Please see your School Chair or Dean for details.

Active Service Modified Duties

As related to Georgia Tech's ADVANCE program, faculty may apply for funding for supplementing teaching loads related to childbirth or family leave.

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Georgia Tech offers a rich holiday, sick and vacation program as well as other benefits to complete your benefits package.


Staff and some faculty are eligible to accrue vacation time.


Georgia Tech Provides 12 official holidays per year.

Sick Leave

Georgia Tech offers a child care program for employees and graduate students for children from six weeks in age to preschool.

Donated Sick Leave

Accrued sick leave may be donated to a sick pool to cover absence of a benefits-eligible employee because of illness or injury of the benefits-eligible employee or an immediate family member (spouse, parent, or child) of a benefits-eligible employee.

Other Leaves with Pay

Court duty; military leave (up to 18 days per federal fiscal year) or military leave without pay; organ donation (up to 30 days); bone marrow donation (up to 7 days); blood donation (8 hours per year or 2 hours per donation, up to four times per year).

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We welcome a wide variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives. Our commitment to developing and maintaining an open, friendly and productive environment is reflected throughout our campus community. Diversity management is one of the highest institutional priorities, led by the Office of Institute Diversity. Our office collaborates with other campus programs and units on initiatives and policies designed to assure that Tech recruits and retains individuals who reflect the world we live in and who strive to make it better.

The contributions of every community member are vital to our mission. We believe that the further development of the Institute rests in our willingness to embrace all backgrounds, talents, and ideas. Thus, diversity management is one of our highest institutional priorities.

As the Institute grows, we continue to develop new strategies and initiatives to further our diversity efforts. The Diversity Leadership Network, made up of faculty, staff , and student leaders, administers various programs to meet the needs of our community.

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