ISEE Sessions at APA Central

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ISEE will be hosting 2 affiliated group sessions at the 2020 Central Division Meeting of the APA:

Friday, February 28  7:00pm – 10:00pm

Climate Justice

Chair:

Ben Almassi

Speakers:

William Littlefield (Case Western Reserve University) – “Utility Gains in Climate Justice”

Marcus Hedahl (US Naval Academy) – “Climate Justice & Moral Psychology: Surprising Stoic Solutions”

Kizito Michael George (Kyambogo University) – “Linking Climate Change to Human Rights and Social Justice: A Critique of the Ethics and Epistemologies of Climate Change Science”

Rachel Fredericks (Ball State University) – “Climate Legacy: A New(ish) Concept for the Climate Crisis”

Saturday, February 29  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Understanding Community

Chair: Megs Gendreau (Centre College)

Speakers:

Connor Kianpour (Georgia State University) – “Dolphin Ownerhood: Nonhuman Persons and Habitative Noninterference”

Sade Hormio (UC Berkeley) – “Climate Change and Responsibility as Members of Collective Agents”

Justin Donhauser (Bowling Green State University) – “Robot Pollinator Ethics”

Zachary Vereb (University of South Florida) – “A Kantian Perspective on Climate Ethics: History and Global Community” 

ISEE Sessions at APA Pacific

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The 2020 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association will be April 8th to 11th at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. 

ISEE will be hosting two affiliated group sessions.

Session 1: Wednesday April 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Teaching Environmental Philosophy: Engaged and Inclusive Pedagogies

Chairs: Simona Capisani (University of California, Irvine)
Marion Hourdenquin (Colorado College)
Panelists: Chris Cuomo (University of Georgia)
Rebeka Ferreira (Green River College)
Benjamin Hole (Pacific University)
Clair Morrissey (Occidental College)

Session 2: Saturday April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00

Environmental Ethics: Ethics for a Changing World

Speakers:

Arthur Obst (University of Washington) – “Demandingness from Despair”

Daniel Callies (University of California, San Diego) and Yasha Rohwer (Oregon Institute of Technology) – “Intentionally Eradicating a Species: Examining the Case against and the Value of Anopheles Gambiae”

Blake Francis (University of Maryland Baltimore County) – “Middle Emissions: Climate Ethics and the Global Middle Class”

ISEE Sessions at APA Eastern

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Workshop on Sustainability in Philosophy

Friday, January 10, 2020, 9-11 am

This session will open with a special announcement of this year’s finalists and winner of ISEE’s Andrew Light Award in Public Philosophy.  Professor Light will present the award.  

Following the award presentation, the workshop will be led by co-founders of Philosophers for Sustainability (PfS), Eugene Chislenko of Temple University and Rebecca Millsop of University of Rhode Island.  Professors Millsop and Chislenko will describe several recent initiatives of Philosophers for Sustainability and lead a discussion of effective ways to integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service. The workshop will include discussion of a proposed set of Guidelines for Sustainable Practices in Philosophy, developed by PfS and under consideration by the APA for inclusion in its Good Practices Guide.

Environmental Ethics in Social Context:

Robots, Gene Drives, and Water Management

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:15 am-1:15 pm

 

Chair: Marion Hourdequin

Speakers:

Justin Donhauser (Bowling Green University) “Environmental Robot Virtues?”

Zahra Meghani (University of Rhode Island), “An Approach for Evaluating Arguments for the Environmental Release of Genetically Engineered Animals with Gene Drives”

Gehad Abdelal (University of Georgia) “Water Ethics: The Problem of Uncertainty and Colonial Implication on the Nile River Conflict”

VAP – Environmental Studies at Denison University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: Denison University

The Denison University Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a two-year, full time, non-tenure track position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2020. PhD in an appropriate discipline by August 2020 is required. We seek a colleague with a strong academic background in environmental studies, a capacity for working across disciplinary boundaries, a commitment to liberal arts education, and a specialty that complements the scholarly interests and teaching expertise of our current

program faculty. We are particularly interested in scholars who work in the environmental humanities and/or whose research focus is outside of the United States, but candidates working in all areas of specialty are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher/scholar capable of teaching all courses in the core of our curriculum: ENVS 100 Integrated Environmental Studies; ENVS 200 Environmental Analysis; ENVS 301 Environmental Practicum; and ENVS 401 Environmental Senior Project (see course descriptions at http://denison.edu/academics/environmental-studies).

The successful candidate will also teach advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the program. Previous teaching experience and an active research agenda are preferred. The teaching load for this position is 6 courses per year. 

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 students from across the nation and around the world. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison please see our Diversity Guide at http://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide.

Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates should visit https://employment.denison.edu and submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (may be unofficial); and the name, phone and email contact information of three academic references, who the University will contact to submit letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, please address your teaching experience and scholarly interests within the context of environmental studies, your capacity for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and your potential to foster and support diverse perspectives among students, faculty, and the campus community. Candidates are encouraged to submit sample course evaluations from previous teaching experience.

Completed application materials submitted by February 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

UCBS: Open Level Faculty Position – Environmental Ethics

Open Level Faculty Position – Environmental Ethics

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or

Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Program is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Environmental Ethics.

The Program seeks candidates with backgrounds in philosophy or a related field in the social sciences or humanities. For this position, we define “ethics” broadly to include any of the three traditional areas of inquiry in this field —meta-, normative, or applied ethics. The Program is particularly interested in scholars who have both theoretical and applied interests, and whose work crosses disciplinary, methodological, cultural, or geographic boundaries. Possible focus areas include climate change, conservation, food and agriculture, risk and vulnerability, the role of science in society, decision-making, social inequality, law, and politics.

Established in 1970, the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind, with more than 1,000 current majors and over 7,000 alumni. The program has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and a

balance among the biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied professions. UC Santa Barbara is a Hispanic Serving Institution, and more than 40 percent of our undergraduates are first-generation college students.

For more information, please see http://www.es.ucsb.edu/

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include a research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. At a minimum, all applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. A PhD in Environmental Ethics or a related field is

required by anticipated appointment start date. Additionally, Associate/Full rank candidates should have research experience in academia or industry after receipt of PhD. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) excellent teaching are desired. We are especially interested in candidates who show a potential for cross-campus collaboration, and who can contribute to the diversity of our university community. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to participate in an interdisciplinary

environment within the Environmental Studies Program and Division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Two recent publications, draft manuscripts, or dissertation/book chapters
  • Applicants at the Assistant rank will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of

    recommendation on their behalf via UC Recruit

  • Applicants at the Associate/Full rank will need to submit the names and contact

information for 3 references.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The Program strongly encourages all applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01567
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Colloquium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt

Thom Heyd, long-time member of ISEE and co-representative of ISEE in Canada, has organised a Colloquium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt. The aim of the event is to open a discussion on the importance of Humboldt’s integrative approach to science and the planet at this time when we try to confront the reality of the Anthropocene. It takes place on 13-14 September 2019 at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Further information may be found at https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/geography/assets/docs/von-humboldt-anthropocene.pdf.