Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowed Chair in Ecology and Conservation

As part of continuing growth, the School of Biological Sciences is conducting a search for the Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowed Chair in Ecology.  This chair comes with significant annual support for research expenditures.  We favor exceptional candidates at the mid-associate or early-full professor stage of their career, but we will consider other appropriate candidates with exceptional records of scholarly contributions.  We encourage candidates focusing on macro-organisms in any system and using any approach, but are especially interested in researchers making significant contributions to areas including experimental field ecology, population or community ecology, conservation, behavior, or chemical ecology.  Candidates will be favored if their research is synergistic with the department's existing strengths in ecology, evolutionary biology, chemical ecology, microbial ecology, or marine ecology.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. To apply, go to careers.gatech.edu. Requests for information may be directed to searches@biosci.gatech.edu. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented 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.