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.

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.