JOB – NSF Posdoc, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State


  • AOS: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Applied Ethics
  • AOC: Open
  • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analyses for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team that analyzes two central areas of concern: (i) the role of coupled ethical-epistemic issues in climate change science and (ii) how to improve decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty to ensure ethical adequacy.  The ideal candidate would have a strong background in the ethical dimensions of scientific practice and an appreciation of the ethical issues raised by deep uncertainty.  An understanding of climate change mitigation, adaptation, geoengineering strategies is desirable.  Interests in decision-making under uncertainty, integrated assessment, and in collaborations involving Earth scientists, statisticians, decision analysts, economists, and philosophers would be further advantages for applicants to both positions.

The positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. Initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with excellent possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. The salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and will comply with Penn State University guidelines. For questions about the potential projects, please contact Nancy Tuana.

About ScRiM

New OrleansSCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at 19 universities and 5 research institutions across 6 nations to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?” For further information see

To Apply

Email a single PDF file (maximum 10 MB) containing a letter of interest, a CV, reprints of two manuscripts, and contact information for three references to Jaime Ross.