Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowed Chair in Ecology and Conservation

As part of Georgia Tech’s continuing growth in the biological sciences, the School of Biological Sciences is searching for the Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowed Chair in Ecology and Conservation. We favor exceptional candidates at the late associate or early full professor stage, but will consider any candidate with an outstanding record of scholarly contributions. We encourage candidates focusing on macro-organisms in any system, or using any approach, but are especially interested in experimentalists making significant contributions to areas including field ecology in natural or urban settings, population or community ecology, conservation, behavior, or chemical ecology. Candidates will be favored if their research integrates well with the department's strengths in ecology, evolutionary biology, chemical ecology, microbial ecology, or marine ecology. This chair facilitates interactions with the scientists and collections at Zoo Atlanta. Biological Sciences also has research/educational partnerships with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium, and several Atlanta-area universities.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the top ranked educational/research institutions in the country, is ranked as one of the best places to work, and is especially encouraging of multi-disciplinary interactions. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. Candidates can submit online at http://searches.biology.gatech.edu, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three to five references. Review of applications begins October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.