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.

Eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/-r Mitarbeiter/in

(E 13 TV-G-U, 100 %)

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.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine

The University of Maine’s Department of Philosophy seeks a dynamic, innovative scholar and teacher to join our small, collegial, pluralistic department at Maine’s flagship land and sea grant institution. This is a tenure-track, academic-year position at the assistant professor level anticipated to start September 1, 2018.

We invite applicants for an academic-year, tenure-track position as assistant professor with an area of specialization in environmental philosophy, broadly construed. Candidates will be expected to teach core and advanced courses in environmental philosophy, including environmental ethics, with a standard 3-2 load. Area of concentration in applied ethics, including teaching one or more courses such as contemporary moral problems, biomedical ethics, business ethics, technology and philosophy, and/or philosophy of law. Ability to teach logic is desirable. We prefer candidates with an interest in publicly engaged philosophy. An interest in collaborating across disciplines in service, research and/or teaching is also desirable. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Required Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire

* Research specialization in environmental philosophy

* Demonstrated ability to teach successful courses at the undergraduate level

* Evidence of ability to develop and pursue a research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, in the candidate’s area of expertise

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

* Interest in public/engaged philosophy

* Interest in collaborating on service, teaching, and/or research with colleagues outside the philosophy department

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Philosophy has 40 undergraduate majors. The Department offers the B.A. degree in Philosophy, and minors in Philosophy and in Ethics and Social Philosophy.

The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, please use the link at the bottom of the following HireTouch webpage: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=45582&job=assistant-professor-of-philosophy. A complete application consists of (1) an application letter describing the applicant’s experience and interests with respect to the required and preferred qualifications for the position, (2) updated CV, (3) updated unofficial transcripts (official transcripts may be requested at a later date), (4) a sample of scholarly work, (5) summary of course evaluations, (6) sample syllabi, (7) letters from three professional

references. Candidate-submitted materials must be submitted via the HireTouch website listed above; letters of reference should be sent by referees directly to phisearch@maine.edu with candidate’s name in the subject line. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Kirsten Jacobson, Search Committee Chair, kirsten.jacobson@maine.edu.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job posting: Faculty Fellow with the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics New College of Florida

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Ethics to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Ethics. Areas of competence are open, but an ability to teach courses in other areas of applied ethics and/or Non-Western Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Science, or public policy are very welcome.  This position will be part of a cluster hire in Sustainability Studies; some faculty may receive joint-appointments in their discipline and in Environmental Studies. Interest in environmental justice, community engagement, and readiness to teach students in our Environmental Studies program is especially desirable. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting multi-year campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/<https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=8dbb0f5e24&e=3a84649fee&gt;).

The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching and an aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue.

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.  Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, an estuary of National Significance, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. http://www.ncf.edu&lt;https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=084fb69502&e=3a84649fee&gt; .

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment<https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=7332f9cade&e=3a84649fee&gt;, and send curriculum vitae and an unofficial graduate transcript to Ethicsearch@ncf.edu<mailto:Ethicsearch@ncf.edu>. In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) 2 or 3 brief course proposals, preferably introductory and advanced.  Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by three references. Deadline: We will begin reviewing files on November 15, 2017.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

For further information contact Chair of the Search, Professor April Flakne at flakne@ncf.edu<x-msg://4/flakne@ncf.edu>

Job Opening: Associate Researcher, 2 positions

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical garden, at Medicinareberget in Gothenburg, and at the marine research station that is run by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure-Kristineberg.

The current positions are placed at Medicinareberget. In addition to scientist at BioEnv, a scientist and co-worker in the project is located in the philosophy department at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

Assiociate Researcher (two) in global and national overpopulation, and solutions

Project description

We seek two Associate Researcher for a two-year period to support us in studies of global and national overpopulation. The project is financed by the Global Challenges Foundation (Stockholm) and based on collaboration between researchers in Sweden and the US, including experienced mentors. Population growth and overpopulation contribute to a host of environmental and social problems, such as excessive consumption, increasing greenhouse emissions, increasing freshwater withdrawals from rivers, increasing food consumption with destruction of forests and other natural habitats for agricultural expansion, decline and extinction of species, air and water pollution, unwanted pregnancies, poverty, crowded urban areas, forced migration, and ethnic conflict. In recent decades, the scientific and environmental communities have neglected population matters despite their importance and despite an expected 50% growth in the human population to 2100.

The aims of the research are to identify conditions and factors that determine demographic and environmental trends, and to identify and advocate policies to end global and national population growth, in order to further ecological sustainability. Our work includes e.g. comparative studies in international family planning, national policies on immigration, environmental degradation due to overpopulation, and the ethics of immigration and population policies.

Closing date 2017-09-28

http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=1044