CFP – Under Western Skies 3 (September 9 – 13, 2014)

Call for Proposals and Panels
Closing Date:  January 10, 2014

Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

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JOB – Asst. Prof. in Political Philosophy & Environmental Ethics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

humboldtHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Application deadline is 4 October 2013
Starting April 1, 2014

Successful applicants will focus on questions of global justice, intergenerational justice and environmental ethics and work in close cooperation with other researchers at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys). Thus he/she may tackle topics such as climate justice (intra- and intergenerational), ethical perspectives on economics, the ethics of land use and food production, and further ethical issues of global change.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they will develop strong links between philosophy and economics.


humboldt-university-of-berlinCandidates shall hold an outstanding doctoral degree and have an excellent research record in philosophy.  A strong interest in sustainability science and global environmental change research is expected.  Successful applicants will have proven their ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.  Excellent command of English, good communication skills, and willingness to integrate themselves into an international research environment are mandatory.  Teaching experience is an asset.

Applicants must meet the legal requirements for an assistant professor (German: Junior professor) as stipulated in § 102a of the “Berliner Hochschulgesetz.”  Depending on the qualification and research focus of the successful candidate, up to 1.5 researcher positions at doctoral or post-doctoral level may be granted in order to establish a Junior Research Group (with the assistant professor as the group leader).

HU seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female researchers to apply.  Applications of researchers from abroad are welcome.  Preference will be given to disabled persons with equal qualifications. Applicants with migration background are highly welcome.

To Apply

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a full CV, research and teaching experience (including evidence of interdisciplinary experience) and should be sent to

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät I
Prof. Seadle
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin, Germany

Or as a single PDF file to, stating the reference number.

WORKSHOP – Roles of Climate Models

TUE LogoThe Roles Climate Models: Epistemic, Ethical, and Socio-Political Perspectives

  • Place: IPO Building, Room 0.11, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Oct. 31st – Nov. 1st


Climate models influence our understanding of climate change, its causes and its future. They are a central technology of climate science. But they are also sources of information for far-reaching policy decisions, sites of multidisciplinary integration, products of distributed epistemic labor, and much more. As a consequence, climate models are of significant interest to scholars in philosophy, history of science, and science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together well-regarded scholars in these fields along with established climate scientists to explore the epistemic, ethical and socio-political roles that climate models play, their interactions and implications.


  • Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds)
  • Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University)
  • Rafaela Hillerbrand (Deflt University of Technology)
  • Kristen Intemann (Montana State University)
  • Joyashree Roy (Jadavpur University)
  • Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
  • David Sexton (the MET Office)
  • Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)
  • Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology)
  • Erica Thompson (London School of Economics)
  • Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh)


We have a limited amount of space for extra participants and some funding for PhD students and Postdocs. If you would like to participate, please email Joel Katzav ( and explain your interest in participating.



  • Joel Katzav (TU-Eindhoven)
  • Wendy Parker (Durham)
  • Johan Schot (TU-Eindhoven)


Support for the workshop is being provided by the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, and the Durham Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society.

CFP – Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

Call for Research Proposals Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

The U.S. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and two German national research centers—the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Synthesis Centre (sDiv) within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena- Leipzig—are pleased to announce an international opportunity for socio-environmental synthesis research on “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.”

Participants are expected to spend time at each of the three centers (SESYNC in Annapolis, MD, USA; UFZ and sDiv in Leipzig, Germany) working with their synthesis team. Each team should generally have no more than five members; however, larger-sized teams will be considered if justified. UFZ and sDiv have many faculty on-site, and applicants may wish to take advantage of their expertise. Funding decisions will be based on external peer review by an international panel.  Proposals are due no later than October 9, 2013, and decisions will be made no later than November 15, 2013.

A description of the projects including background on SESYNC and detailed submission instructions can be found HERE.