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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – TT Faculty Position in Philosophy & the Environmental Studies Program at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s Department of Philosophy and Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Philosophy (60%) and Environmental Studies (40%), to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Philosophy. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and collaborative interdisciplinary dialogue. We are especially interested in scholars who will a) contribute to the philosophy department’s existing strength as a pluralistic department with faculty working in and across Continental, Feminist, American, Analytic, Latin American and Latino/a Philosophies, and Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity and b) contribute to the Environmental Studies Program’s interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

Both the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program are diverse and growing, with an expansive view of the disciplines and an intellectual climate conducive to interdisciplinary scholarship.  The Philosophy Department already plays a key role in the Environmental Studies Program, and this position will strengthen those connections and interactions. Yet there will also be ample opportunities to interact with other programs and departments, such as Food Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Law, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field in hand by time of appointment; AOS Environmental Philosophy; undergraduate teaching experience; and an appropriate record of research and publication. Salary is competitive.

Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of graduate student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level in both academic units. The UO is on the academic quarter system, and the standard teaching load is presently five courses across three terms each year. 

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus of your choice, and three letters of recommendation by October 15th, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact uophil@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.  In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

For further information contact Erin McKenna at emckenna@uoregon.edu.

JOB – Ass. Lecturer, Environmental Studies; U. of Wisconsin-La Crosse

university_of_wisconsin_la_crosse_sealThe Environmental Studies Program in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Lecturer. This is a full time (100%) academic year position beginning August 28, 2017.

Review of applications begins on January 20th, 2017. Continue reading