Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics / Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics / Applied Ethics (full-time, two years followed by permanent position upon good performance) with a (future) research interest in technology and its role in society

We especially encourage female candidates to apply

The department is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It currently includes eight tenured and tenure-track staff members, five postdocs, ten PhD students, and eleven temporary and part-time faculty members. It is currently growing towards twelve tenured members. The department also participates in the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology as a founding member. Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities.

The Challenge

You teach ethics in our two-year master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) and teach professional and applied ethics and other areas of philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy and philosophical anthropology).

You perform research in environmental ethics, other areas of applied ethics, or both, with particular attention to the role of technology in society. We have a particular interest in someone working on issues of sustainability and environment, but are also entertaining people with research profiles in other areas, e.g., ethics of information technology and robotics, medical ethics and technology, ethics of transportation, etc. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics, http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University, which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-five PhD students. Successful candidates with a focus on environmental ethics will find collaborative opportunities with the 4TU.Ethics working group on environment, sustainability and energy, the department of governance and technology for sustainability that we are clustered with, and other groups with a strong environmental focus in the social and engineering sciences. Other candidates can find similar collaborations with working groups of 4TU.Ethics and within the university; you can ask for details.

As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration, including collaboration with engineering or medical scientists and social scientists inside and outside the University of Twente.

Offer

You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time) for a period of two years, with 40% research time and 60% teaching and administration. After the two-year period, you are eligible for a permanent appointment upon good performance. Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.475,- – € 4.757,- per month, depending on experience. On top of the annual salary you receive 8% vacation bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Non-European Union candidates usually qualify for a low 30% tax rate for their first five years of appointment. Preferred starting date is August 2018 (significantly later dates are negotiable for outstanding candidates). The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Your profile

You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics. You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals and have relevant international experience.

You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics. An ability to teach philosophy of science (including philosophy of social science) is a plus. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.

You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and English is the official language at departmental meetings, and you will not be required to learn Dutch. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

About the university and region

The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. It includes more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 10,000 students. Its motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours by land (or one hour by air) from Berlin, Paris and London.

Information and application

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, full professor (e-mail: p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-4894426).
Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation and a short description of its contents), a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than April 12th, 2018. Applications should be uploaded via http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (click twice to find vacancy). Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

CFP: Fifteenth Annual Meeting ISEE on Environmental Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments”

 Conference Dates: June 27-30 2018

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) will hold its Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy, June 27-30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Come to great north!

The theme for this year’s conference is Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments, though ISEE invites proposals for individual papers and group sessions on any topic in environmental philosophy, broadly conceived. Relevant topics might include papers addressing:

* indigenous justice

* climate ethics

* animal and species justice

* changing ecosystems

* sea ice loss

However, proposals on any topic in environmental philosophy are welcome.

Participants in the conference only should expect to arrive on June 27 for conference opening remarks and talks in the evening. We aim to close the conference after a session or two the morning of June 30.

 

Instructions for Submissions:

  • Please anonymize all paper abstracts (including PDF submissions)

  • Please do not submit panels without a participation commitment from all proposed participants

  • Full papers must be available on the ISEE website one month prior to the conference. Papers will be summarized by respondents at the conference rather than read in their entirety, in order to maximize time for discussion and provide authors with constructive feedback.

Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Submissions and Inquiries should be sent to the organizers:

President, Benjamin Hale, bhale@colorado.edu

Vice-President, Allen Thompson, Allen.Thompson@oregonstate.edu

Secretary, Alex Lee , aplee@alaskapacific.edu

Research Associate (Post Doc) at “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe-University Frankfurt

The chair of International Political Theory, Prof. Darrel Moellendorf, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe-University Frankfurt is offering a position as Research Associate (Post Doc) for 9 months beginning on 1 April 2018.

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The appointment must be completed by 31 December 2018.

Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy or political theory and research interests in climate change and justice broadly construed. This includes areas such as, but not limited to, the right to sustainable development, justice in international climate institutions, ethics in climate change economics, intergenerational justice and climate change, the value of nature and climate change, and justice in climate engineering. A thorough knowledge of English is expected. Strong German language skills are highly desirable.

Applications should be submitted in English and should include a cover letter stating the applicant’s interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and the contact details of three references. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 January 2018.

 

Exzellenzcluster Normative Ordnungen, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Moellendorf, Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, Hauspostfach EXC 14, 60323 Frankfurt, ellen.niess@normativeorders.net

Goethe University seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Disabled persons with comparable qualifications will be given preference.

Tenure-Track position in Philosophy – Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a scholar whose research engages with and complements Concordia’s Canada Excellence Research Chair and as part of the University’s cluster hiring initiative in the area of “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities”. The position is open to any philosopher whose research engages in issues related to this area.

About Concordia
Concordia University is reimagining how we dwell in and develop urban centres. The university has proven strength in the development of clean energy technologies, expertise in navigating the effects of climate change, and an established track record in creating transformative community outreach programs.  In redefining metropolitan infrastructure, scholarship and civic engagement as we know it, researchers are paving the way for new and improved solutions in human mobility, energy efficiency, integrated design, natural resource conservation and more.

According to the latest rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Concordia’s hometown is the best in the world for university students. Montreal is a truly unique city – safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With four major universities and 12 smaller colleges located on the island – Montreal is an exciting place to live.

About the Faculty
The Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) is a federation of foundational disciplines and a generator of fundamental knowledge and scholarship. Home to some of the most innovative classroom teaching and cutting-edge research in Canada, the FAS holds 27 Departments across three sectors: the Sciences, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences. We are committed to being an engine of interdisciplinary experimentation by harnessing the power of our diversity to create new ways of imagining the academic and research experience.

About the Department
The Department of Philosophy brings the philosophy of values, philosophy of the sciences, and philosophy of human identity & difference into a dynamic intersection. This dynamic intersection helps advance research and teaching both in and beyond philosophy, on topics ranging from climate change and biodiversity to global justice, gender, and embodiment. The expertise, scholarship and publications of our faculty extends across a spectrum of work in analytic philosophy, history of philosophy, and continental philosophy.

Candidate Profile and Qualifications
We are seeking a philosopher whose research profile constitutes a critical approach to issues related to “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities” and who will demonstrate the important contributions that philosophy and the humanities can make in this area. Interdisciplinary linkages will be an asset. Examples include, but are not limited to, philosophers working on:

  • sustainable and socially just modes of community formation and resource use;
  • the ethical/human aspects of relations between cities/communities & their environments;
  • critical analysis of big data and implications of the technological infrastructure of smart cities.

AOS and AOC is otherwise open. The Department is searching for an outstanding scholar engaged in innovative and potentially ground-breaking work, in the above areas, who can also help us advance our defining focus on the nexus of science, values, and identity & difference. We are seeking a strong teacher who will contribute to our teaching strengths, be active in our graduate program, and be capable of developing and renewing our curriculum. Normally, the teaching load for an active researcher is 12 credits (4 courses) per year. Candidates should have a PhD.

How to apply
Applications should consist of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a statement of research achievements and plans, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) copies of recent publications. In addition, three letters of reference directly from referees are required.

Applications should be submitted on or before February 28, 2018.

For inquiries about the posting, please contact:

Prof. Matthias Fritsch, Interim Chair, Department of Philosophy
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

Concordia is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. To apply, please submit your application online.

Reference letters can be sent directly to AnLi.Xu@perrettlaver.com or can be uploaded in the “Apply Now” section found at the Perrett Laver URL above.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2018. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine

The University of Maine’s Department of Philosophy seeks a dynamic, innovative scholar and teacher to join our small, collegial, pluralistic department at Maine’s flagship land and sea grant institution. This is a tenure-track, academic-year position at the assistant professor level anticipated to start September 1, 2018.

We invite applicants for an academic-year, tenure-track position as assistant professor with an area of specialization in environmental philosophy, broadly construed. Candidates will be expected to teach core and advanced courses in environmental philosophy, including environmental ethics, with a standard 3-2 load. Area of concentration in applied ethics, including teaching one or more courses such as contemporary moral problems, biomedical ethics, business ethics, technology and philosophy, and/or philosophy of law. Ability to teach logic is desirable. We prefer candidates with an interest in publicly engaged philosophy. An interest in collaborating across disciplines in service, research and/or teaching is also desirable. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Required Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire

* Research specialization in environmental philosophy

* Demonstrated ability to teach successful courses at the undergraduate level

* Evidence of ability to develop and pursue a research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, in the candidate’s area of expertise

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

* Interest in public/engaged philosophy

* Interest in collaborating on service, teaching, and/or research with colleagues outside the philosophy department

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Philosophy has 40 undergraduate majors. The Department offers the B.A. degree in Philosophy, and minors in Philosophy and in Ethics and Social Philosophy.

The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, please use the link at the bottom of the following HireTouch webpage: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=45582&job=assistant-professor-of-philosophy. A complete application consists of (1) an application letter describing the applicant’s experience and interests with respect to the required and preferred qualifications for the position, (2) updated CV, (3) updated unofficial transcripts (official transcripts may be requested at a later date), (4) a sample of scholarly work, (5) summary of course evaluations, (6) sample syllabi, (7) letters from three professional

references. Candidate-submitted materials must be submitted via the HireTouch website listed above; letters of reference should be sent by referees directly to phisearch@maine.edu with candidate’s name in the subject line. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Kirsten Jacobson, Search Committee Chair, kirsten.jacobson@maine.edu.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 24th INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

June 22-24, 2018
Delta Hotel and Resort
475 President Kennedy Avenue
Montreal QC H3A 1J7
Canada

 

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA) invites you to participate in the 23rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE)! The conference is motivated by the increasing need to combine ideas and research findings from different disciplines to enhance our understanding of the interactions between the natural environment and human institutions. Conference presentations focus on:

  • What all disciplines have to offer with respect to understanding environmental and resource problems;
  • Possible solutions that are available;
  • The implications of the globalization of environmental concerns.

The conference welcomes environmental academics, practitioners, and interested colleagues regardless of discipline or country. Participants may organize sessions (please ask for “Panel Organizer Guidelines”), present papers, participate in poster sessions, chair sessions, discuss papers, participate in roundtable discussions, or simply observe. The conference also welcomes papers and posters submitted by both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as papers and posters submitted in association with chapters of Kappa Alpha Omicron (advisors, please contact kalshah@iun.edu for details).

To facilitate communication, authors should make an effort to write papers and design posters that can be understood by an audience outside their disciplines. All papers submitted for publication consideration in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review must pass peer review from both within and outside the primary discipline of the author(s). The program consists of:

  • Small concurrent seminar-type sessions with chairperson, presenters, and a discussant assigned to comment on and integrate the ideas of the presentations
  • A poster session with time for discussion with the authors
  • Round-table thematic discussions with moderator
  • Workshops and panels
  • Invited keynote speakers
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference banquet luncheon

There will be an opening reception for all on Thursday evening, June 21. Registration and conference materials will be available at the Reception and starting at 8:00 AM throughout the conference. Students are welcome at all events.

We welcome research that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines to frame environmental problems, propose working models, or address field, community, or academic issues in any area of environmental and sustainability research.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2018

Please, submit your abstract (of no more than 300 words) by May 15, 2018. All submitted abstracts will be evaluated for presentation and publication in the Book of Abstracts which will be available at the Conference.

  • You may submit abstracts for no more than 2 presentations (paper or poster);
  • For co-authorships please include names, affiliations, and addresses of all authors and indicate who will serve as presenter
  • Abstracts are required for all Posters
  • Abstracts accepted only on a space available basis after May 15, 2018

Publication Opportunity

To have your papers considered for publication in the sponsored the IEA journal titled Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER), please submit your paper, at any time, as prescribed by the publisher here or at this URL: < www.inderscience.com/ier >. Papers submitted for review by the IER must not have been published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be evaluated using an  interdisciplinary double-blind peer and review process. Paper submission is optional.

More Information: http://ieaonline.org/?page_id=68