Review Process and Tentative Timeline
- Initial review of proposals for strategic alignment (October)
- Lab-wide committee reviews applications and provides initial ranking (October-November)
- Top candidates matched and connected with Argonne sponsors (November-December)
- Top candidates interviewed virtually (December-January)
- Sponsors of top candidates interviewed by committee (December-January)
- Committee advises Laboratory Director on final rankings (January)
- Finalists notified by late January or early February
About Walter Massey
Walter E. Massey is an educator, physicist, executive, and former Argonne National Laboratory Director. He is president emeritus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) since 2018 and previously served as its president beginning in 2010 and chancellor in 2016. He is also chairman of the board overseeing construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and serves as trustee chair of the City Colleges of Chicago.
Massey’s career had earlier seen him serve for 12 years as president of Morehouse College, of which he is now President Emeritus. He is also a former director of the National Science Foundation and chairman of Bank of America. He has served in professorial and administrative posts at the University of California, University of Chicago, Brown University, and the University of Illinois.
His leadership in the arts and sciences led him to serve as President and Chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and as Chair of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), and to receive both the Enrico Fermi Award for Science and Technology from the Chicago Historical Society and the Public Humanities Award from Illinois Humanities.