JOB – Asst. or Assoc. Prof., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Beginning August 2013
  • AOS: environmental philosophy and philosophy of science
  • AOC: Open.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012

This will be a joint appointment: 75% in the HPS program in Lyman Briggs College (LBC), 25% in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (FW; in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources). Founded in 1967, LBC ( is a vibrant undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college at MSU focusing on the study of science and its impact on society. Bridging the two cultures, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in HPS. The LBC student body is 60% women and 20% students of color; also, 20% belong to MSU’s Honors College. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as the Briggs Multi-cultural Alliance and Women in Science. The joint appointment in FW is part of MSU’s investment in cross-college collaboration. This position is part of an expanding university-wide program in environmental science and policy (ESPP) and the undergraduate Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization, and complements the existing strength in the philosophy department with its doctoral concentration in environmental philosophy. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses on topics in the philosophy of science, technology, and the environment, and a joint (LBS, FW) upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in environmental ethics and philosophy. Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. Some summer work available. Applicants will be expected to maintain an independent research program focusing on the integration of environmental philosophy into environmental policy.

A Ph.D. in philosophy or HPS is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive start-up support will be provided. EO/AAE. This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, posting #6747. Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site, and should include a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and statement of research interests. For teaching portfolio details see Three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s research and teaching must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Questions regarding this position may be directed to: Dr. Robert Pennock, Chair, Environmental Ethics and Philosophy Search,