the University of Twente: Assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy

The department of philosophy at the University of Twente is looking for an

Assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy

focusing on emerging technology and its role in society (e.g., biomedical, environmental, digital)

Two-year appointment with prospects for a permanent position The Challenge

For the research part of your appointment, you will develop your own research line. This will initially be developed within Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies, a new ten- year long international research programme of seven academic institutions in the Netherlands that will run from January 2020 to December 2029. This programme has the aim of achieving breakthrough research in at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, technology / engineering and social sciences, and to position its consortium at the top of its field internationally. It has a combined budget of € 27 million ! It includes four research lines, “Nature, life and human intervention”, “The future of a free and fair society”, “The human condition” and “Synthesis: Ethics of Technology, Practical Philosophy, and Modern Technology Driven Societies”. Please note that we will be advertising other positions in this programme and that you can apply for several at once.

Your research will further be embedded in the research programme of the University of Twente as well as in the four-university 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). We expect candidates to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

You teach courses within your specialization area in the master programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS). You also teach introductory courses in different areas of philosophy, for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You will be involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS programme and will supervise PhD students.

The division of tasks is 40% research – 50% teaching – 10% management and administration. Research time can be increased through grant acquisition !

Our offer

You will be appointed for two years with a prospect for a permanent position upon good performance. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

• Starting salary between € 3.637 to € 5.656 gross per month based on your experience;

  • An additional holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

    Candidates we seek

  • show vision and entrepreneurial drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition);
  • hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. We also welcome dual areas of specialization, e.g., ethics and another area, such as philosophical anthropology, epistemology, or philosophy of language;
  • have experience in research, which is apparent from publications in highly ranked academic journals, presentations at international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English, at least at C2 level;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) at an internationally accredited university preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics
  • possess a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or be willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher;
  • are active in, or are willing to build up, networks for obtaining research funding, and have ambition to work closely with companies and government agencies.

    Information and application

    For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, e-mail: p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl or phone: +31534894426 or prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek, email: p.p.c.c.verbeek@utwente.nl or phone +31534894460. For a copy of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies research programme, please make a request to Seeta Autar at b.autar@utwente.nl.

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 February 13th, 2020. Applications should be uploaded through https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/644951/assistant-professor-in- ethics-or-political-philosophy (link at bottom of page). Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

About the department of philosophy

The philosophy department (https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/wijsb/) has over 30 members (faculty, postdocs, PhD candidates). It is a thoroughly international department, with English as the main language. It specializes in its research in the philosophical and ethical study of technology and its impact on people, society, and the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our university. We are committed to enhancing and sustaining diversity in the composition of our staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Shanghai and the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

Description

NYU Shanghai and the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection (CEAP) at NYU New York invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on “Bending the Curve: Meat and Dairy Production and Consumption in China.”  The Postdoctoral Fellow will be jointly supervised by Professor Yifei Li (NYU Shanghai) and Dale Jamieson (CEAP). Postdoctoral Fellow will be based in Shanghai and be part of the NYU Shanghai academic community. We offer a generous compensation package, funds to support research and travel, and aim to offer access to NYU faculty housing.

Bending the Curve is a three-year project focused on understanding present and future trends in animal protein consumption in the PRC and on producing recommendations for actions and policies that would reduce consumption from the “business as usual” projections. The work will involve inventorying and understanding present consumption and trend lines, understanding and inventorying present incentives and disincentives for production and consumption, and providing recommendations and engagement with key stakeholders.  

The responsibilities of the successful applicant will be quite diverse including conducting research, planning workshops, and managing data. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be centrally involved in publishing project results in refereed journals and in preparing occasional briefings for a broader audience.

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

Qualifications

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field, fluency in both English and Chinese, ability to work with both English and Chinese data, and familiarity with multiple methods of social science research.  

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three academic referees, and a cover letter addressing research, academic interests, and interest in this project.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The appointment can begin on May 1st, 2020 and preferably no later than July 1st 2020.  Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

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.

VAP: Department of Philosophy, Colgate University

The Philosophy Department at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position, beginning fall semester 2019. AOS: Open. AOC: Environmental Ethics. Teaching load for the position is five courses per year. Completion of the Ph.D. in philosophy is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Note that all applications for this position will also be considered for our department’s other visiting professor search, and vice versa; candidates need only submit one application.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three reference letters, a writing sample, a research statement, and a teaching statement through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13226. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application how their approach to teaching, scholarship, or service might support such an inclusive educational environment.

Complete applications received before February 25, 2019 will receive full consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in March. Finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews in late March and early April 2019.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Web address to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13226

Deadline for full consideration: February 25, 2019, 11:00pm EST

Contact name: Jason Kawall

Contact email: jkawallcolgate.edu

Contact phone: 315-824-7691

 

VAP: Colorado College

Posting Number: 233
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Is this a tenure track position? No
Position Status: Full-time 1 year
Position Summary: The Philosophy Department at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position for the 2019-20 academic year. We seek candidates with expertise in environmental ethics, and with the capacity to teach additional courses described below. Our department is a pluralistic and welcoming one, and we are especially interested in candidates who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to our curriculum.

Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

Applicants should be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching. Colorado College uses the Block Plan, an intensive teaching schedule in which professors teach and students take only one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. The standard load for visiting faculty is six courses during the 8-block academic year. Regular classes are limited to 25 students; writing-intensive classes are limited to 12.

Expected courses for the position include two sections of Environmental Ethics (one per semester), plus some combination of the following (with the possibility of teaching one of these twice): Ethics, Philosophical Argument & Writing, Formal Logic, a course that fulfills the Diversity in Philosophy requirement for the philosophy major (with particular interest in indigenous philosophies and feminist philosophies), and Bioethics or Applied Ethics. An advanced course in the candidate’s area of specialization is also possible.

Visiting faculty are eligible for travel support to an academic conference and can apply for additional research funds during the academic year. Appointment will be at the assistant professor level for candidates holding a PhD; candidates who have not yet completed their doctoral degree are appointed as visiting instructors. A PhD or doctoral candidate (ABD) status is a requirement for employment.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit materials by February 4, 2019.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: A PhD or doctoral candidate (ABD) status is a requirement for employment.
Job Open Date: 01/24/2019
Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time):
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement (to include a discussion of qualifications to teach the requested courses), and 4) a research statement.

All applicants will need to list three references to submit a letter of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission.