U. Wyoming: Assistant Professor – Environment & Society

JOB PURPOSE:   

The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for Assistant Professor in the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) focusing on the cultural and social dimensions of environment and natural resources issues. We seek an accomplished and creative individual to provide teaching, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. This position will serve students across multiple academic programs, including BS degrees in Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Systems Science, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management; a JD/MA in ENR, and a graduate major in ENR.

The position is broadly conceived as focusing on environment/society, nature/culture relations. Candidates with backgrounds in environmental studies, social-ecological systems, environmental ethics, environmental justice, sustainability studies, environmental humanities and other relevant fields are invited to apply.

This position is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. The Assistant Professor will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses; perform research, scholarship and/or creative activity in related fields; and serve the University, State of Wyoming, and the· candidate’s broader field(s). We seek colleagues who can demonstrate 1) excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, 2) outstanding communication skills, and 3) capacity to advance the Haub School’s reputation and vision. We are interested in candidates whose pedagogical and scholarly/creative work engages with themes including community-engaged practices, public-facing humanities, and/or nodes within nature-culture networks. We welcome candidates whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate evidence of innovative, engaged pedagogy; inter- or trans-disciplinary excellence; and clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provide teaching, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. This position will serve students across multiple academic programs, including BS degrees in Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Systems Science, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management; a JD/MA in ENR, and a graduate major in ENR. 

Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses; perform research, scholarship and/or creative activity in related fields; and serve the University, State of Wyoming, and the candidate’s broader field(s).

Qualifications

Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Terminal degree in relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary pedagogy or scholarship;
  • Demonstrated experience in and capacity to develop a robust program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Experience delivering undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental studies-relevant fields;
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams or projects and production of interdisciplinary products;
  • Experience in pedagogies that develop skills in written/oral/digital communication, teamwork, and critical and creative thinking;
  • Experience in place-based and/or field experience pedagogies.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:  

Complete the online application and upload the following as PDF files for a complete application: 

1) A letter of interest that includes:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Description of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • Narrative description of the candidate’s research and scholarship trajectory, or a portfolio of creative activity.

2) A detailed CV, and
3) Contact information for four references (to be contacted only for finalists)

Address applications to the search chair, Dr. Doug Wachob, Academic Programs Director.  Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence until on-campus interviews are conducted.  Application process questions can be addressed to Kim Messersmith at Kbois@uwyo.edu.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

HIRING STATEMENT:  

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Rock Ethics Institute/Agricultural and Biological Sciences: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
11/20/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
84255
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department:
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

DESCRIPTION

This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% research and 35% teaching appointment. Research responsibilities: The successful applicant will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program relating to the application of ethical decision-making processes to the field of industrial ecology. Industrial ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that applies quantitative analysis (such as Life Cycle Inventory and Assessment, Techno-Economic Analysis, Input-Output Analysis and Materials Flow Analysis) across a range of environmental, economic, and social sustainability indices to inform and improve individual, organizational, and societal decisions. This position will focus on the integration of the ethical dimension of decision-making, i.e., how the private sector, government, and non-government organizations consider the values and tradeoffs associated with various sustainability goals, with other quantitative analyses when approaching business, investing and policy decisions. The candidate will be skilled in the field of industrial ecology and the associated technical and scientific tools used to conduct scientific analyses. Securing external grant support for research projects is imperative. The candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse, multicultural and transdisciplinary global program. The candidate will maintain high pedagogical standards and contribute to our positive, engaging scholastic community. Teaching responsibilities: The candidate is expected to teach three courses per year. Potential teaching responsibilities include one course to fulfill teaching needs within the ABE department’s programs, one course focusing on life cycle analysis and one course relating to ethics/industrial ecology. The ABE department fosters a highly collaborative scholastic culture supporting course and curriculum development. Undergraduate and graduate student advising is expected. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department: It is the mission of the ABE department to advance global sustainability through engineering sciences, business, and technical management of biological and agricultural systems. In addition to comprehensive transdisciplinary research, outreach and service activities in bioproducts, food and bioprocessing, natural resource engineering and agricultural systems, the ABE department supports undergraduate and graduate resident education programs in: Biological Engineering (undergraduate), Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.) and BioRenewable Systems (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.), and the interdisciplinary Environmental Resource Management major. For more information visit our site at http://www.abe.psu.edu.

The Rock Ethics Institute: The successful candidate will hold a 50% appointment in the Rock Ethics Institute as one of a transformative series of tenure-track appointments designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics-informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the University curriculum. The Rock Ethics Institute seeks candidates who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics into undergraduate and graduate curricula. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. One degree (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) must be from a scientific, engineering, or technology field. Candidate must have performed research or taken coursework related to industrial ecology and life cycle analysis. Formal training or directly relevant experience in ethics, ethical decision-making or ethics education is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Communication, creative leadership, congeniality, and the ability to work cooperatively among a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, industry and agency groups is essential in our department and university. Application: Job application review will begin on January 1, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Candidates must provide a single PDF file containing in the following order: cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; statement of research interests; statement of teaching interests; statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the Rock Ethics Institute’s mission and how a position within the Institute is likely to augment their own work; 3 relevant publications; list of at least 3 professional references. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Jeffrey Catchmark, The Pennsylvania State University at jmc102@psu.edu.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities JOB# 12660

Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in environmental humanities beginning August, 2019. Those with a background in environmental history, environmental philosophy, environmental religious studies, or the equivalent are eligible to apply. We particularly solicit applications from scholars committed to cross-disciplinary and/or public-facing scholarship that connects environmental humanities research to other initiatives at ASU and engages publics outside the university.

Arizona State University is the nation’s leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Sustainability is central to ASU’s mission, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the university’s several initiatives, such as sustainable food systems, religion and ecology, energy and society, indigenous sacred practices and land, biology and society, and environmental justice. Job duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, engaging in research, and participating in university service as appropriate to rank.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
•    Ph.D. in history, philosophy, or religious studies or its equivalent at time of appointment
•    Research focus in any branch of the environmental humanities, such as environmental history, environmental ethics, or religion and ecology, etc.
•    Demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration and/or public engagement

Desired qualifications include:
•    Ability to forge connections between SHPRS and other units at ASU, including the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
•    Evidence of public engagement
•    Demonstrated excellence in the classroom
•    Ability to engage non-western approaches to environment
•    Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/57475:
•    Cover letter addressed to Environmental Humanities Search Committee
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Writing sample (no more than 50 pages)
•    Contact information for three references

Application deadline is December 18, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Questions can be directed to Christopher Jones, search committee chair, at cjones36@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html, https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

VAP in Environmental Humanities

Description

The Environmental Studies Program at The College of Wooster seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in environmental humanities, to begin August 2019. Position provides opportunity to be part of a growing interdisciplinary undergraduate program as it establishes itself as a major on campus. We seek a scholar with training in an arts or humanities discipline but with a multidisciplinary perspective focused on environmental issues and/or the human relationship with the environment. We especially welcome candidates engaging with the link between environmental and social justice. Candidate should have a PhD by the appointment date.

Qualifications

In addition to a strong research program, a commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. The successful applicant will teach at least one introductory environmental studies course and at least one intermediate or upper-level course covering their area(s) of expertise. Depending on interest, the individual may also mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. A two-semester teaching load consists of 6 regular courses, or 5 courses plus mentoring of senior research projects. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

To Apply

Applications are being managed exclusively through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/56404

PhD position in environmental ethics at the University of Zurich

 

The Ethics Research Institute at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student (funded for 3-4 years) in environmental ethics. The research will take place in an interdisciplinary research project called “People’s Place in Nature” which focuses on therelations that people have in and with nature and addresses the question of the role that such relations could play in the argumentation for a considerate and responsible interaction with nature.

In this project, philosophers from the Ethics Research Institute collaborate closely with social scientists from the human geography department, the project is integrated into a larger research consortium including ecologists and environmental scientists.

The PhD project could address one of the following general topics:

  • –  Different types of environmental values
  • –  The moral foundation of environmental responsibilities
  • –  Environmental virtue ethics
  • –  The ethical limitations of the ecosystem service concept
  • –  The role of technology in the human-nature relationship

    The candidate should:

  • –  Have a master degree in philosophy at the moment of starting the PhD position
  • –  Have thorough knowledge of environmental ethics
  • –  Be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • –  Be able to start the PhD position ideally in January 2019

    The application should include the following documents: – CV

  • –  Motivation letter, in which the candidate highlights previous occupations with environmental ethics
  • –  A one-two page description of the research questions that the candidate is interested in and the approach he or she would use to address these questions.

    Please send the application (in English) as a single PDF document todeplazes@ethik.uzh.ch by the 31st of October 2018

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.