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.

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/