St. Mary’s University

AOS:Philosophy of law, political philosophy, or social philosophy broadly construed (so as to include, e.g., feminist theory or critical race theory).

AOC:

Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy (in hand or with a defense date set), and should show potential for excellence in research and teaching.

AOS: Philosophy of law, political philosophy, or social philosophy broadly construed (so as to include, e.g., feminist theory or critical race theory).

AOC: Open, but the department has teaching needs in critical thinking and/or legal reasoning, bioethics, environmental ethics, and feminist philosophy.

The department is currently in the process of developing a Law and Philosophy major to complement our existing major, honours, minor, and masters programs in philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of the Law and Philosophy major and to teach courses that strengthen it.

The standard teaching load is five courses per year, with a one-course release in the first two years of the appointment.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

The Philosophy Department offers degree programs at the undergraduate and master’s levels, Saint Mary’s is a public, secular university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

To apply for the position, send (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample to philosophy.search2021@smu.ca. Additionally, arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to philosophy.search2021@smu.ca. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2021. Any questions about the application can be addressed to the search committee chair, Scott Edgar (scott.edgar@smu.ca)

to apply: philosophy.search2021@smu.ca

University of Pennsylvania: Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022


Description

The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Global Innovation Program is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House connects Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.

We hope to bring several postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars who study global affairs and have interests in interdisciplinary outreach and policy relevance. We are particularly interested in applicants in the following areas:

The Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance

Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography

The Future of the Global Order

Changes in global economic, military, and technological circumstances are evident in growing concerns around the world about the future of arms control, multilateral economic institutions, technological decoupling, the future of the Islamic State, and more. The post-Cold War global order may be at a tipping point. In addition, systemic trends, such as globalization and climate change, mean that the challenges of today and tomorrow will be global – and require global responses. The role of automated trading algorithms in the 2010 “Flash Crash” in the United States, combined with the specter of drone warfare around the world due and the proliferation of military robotics, highlight how the intersection of technologies, such as cyber and robotics, presents enormous challenges for global business and diplomatic norms. In a time of change, academic research has the potential to shed significant light on these issues and highlight new and important approaches for the global policy community.

In this theme area, Perry World House will focus in part, but not exclusively, on four areas: the impacts of emerging technologies for global politics, shifting global power balances and how they influence both state and non-state actors, the evolution of international legal regimes, and the ability of the international community to sustain effective governing institutions in times of change. We particularly hope to have a postdoctoral fellow as part of our new project on emerging technologies and global politics.

Global Shifts

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change-induced extreme weather events, as well as growing urbanization, migration, and demographic changes, are radically transforming the human environment and creating new risks to well-being. New and changing migration patterns, whether propelled by armed conflicts, instability due to environmental changes, or economic hardships have profound consequences for people on the move and for those left behind. Similarly, the true risks of climate change are a function not just of hazards such as rising sea levels, fires, and tropical cyclones, but the physical location of people and the level of community and government support in place. 

Explaining these complex societal changes, and the policy responses necessary to address them, requires a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Perry World House’s Global Shifts program aims to develop an analytical understanding of these problems and suggest new policy approaches to them. It draws on the University’s expertise in urban studies, sociology, demography, law, philosophy, health sciences, environmental sciences, and political science to do so. We invite postdoctoral fellows working within any of these sub-thematic areas, and especially encourage scholars working at the intersection or across multiple of them—such as climate change’s effects on migration patterns or the impact of city policymaking on migration and refugees.

Qualifications

There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities. Postdoctoral fellows in the Global Innovation Program will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of Perry World House. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year in the Perry World House Seminar Series, publish policy relevant scholarship related to Perry World House themes, and attend regularly scheduled seminars. They will also be expected to spend up to 10% of their time contributing to the intellectual environment at Perry World House, including working with Perry World House’s Undergraduate Student Fellows, as well as designing and planning engagements in relevant theme areas. Perry World House will provide mentorship, professional guidance, and introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania.

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees (including a J.D. in the case of applicants focused on international legal regimes) since June 2019, or who expect to complete their degree by June 2021. Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, January 4, 2021. To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received by that date. 

Upon provision of and contingent upon proof of conferral of the Ph.D. degree, all postdoctoral fellow positions pay a stipend of $54,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. The position also provides $2,000 in research support.

Application Instructions

To apply, please go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/80778. Applicants will be asked to complete a short form as well as upload a cover letter, CV/resume, one-page research statement, writing sample, and unofficial Ph.D. transcript (only required for current graduate students). We will also ask for the name and email address of two letter writers who can submit a letter of recommendation.

If you have questions, please email worldhouse@pwh.upenn.edu

Wake Forest: Mellon Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities

Job Description Summary

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a non-tenure track, post-doctoral fellow position for a two-year term to begin July 1, 2021. Wake Forest has a strong institutional commitment to faculty diversity and excellence and is particularly interested in candidates who can bring to their research and teaching critical perspectives linked to the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Job Description

We are particularly interested in candidates who pursue broadly interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the environment across the arts and humanities and who take innovative approaches to possible areas of inquiry such as the environmental humanities; art, culture, and the environment; race, gender, sexuality and the environment; ethics, religion, philosophy and the environment;  environmental theory; environmental justice (especially at the local level); the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and epistemologies of environmental knowledge.

In the last three years, Wake Forest has been awarded two major grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support public humanities and the engaged Liberal Arts, and we seek candidates whose experiences and professional training are well-suited for working with local communities. Successful candidates will be expected to teach one course per semester in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program and will collaborate with other Wake Forest University faculty and be a key participant in engaged humanities initiatives including local and national conferences, symposia, seminars, and forums. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the appointment. As a University committed to the teacher-scholar ideal, Wake Forest expects excellent teaching at all levels, a sustained commitment to student and community engagement, and an active research agenda.  

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file including: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three-page statement of teaching and research philosophy, and one scholarly writing sample. Selected candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation after the initial review. If access to the internet is a difficulty, hard copies of the application can be submitted to Reynolda Hall 102, 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. The application must be submitted by January 25th, 2021 for full consideration. Please direct requests for additional information to Professor José Luis Venegas, venegajl@wfu.edu. Information about the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program is available at https://humanities.wfu.edu/

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Environmental Studies: Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy

The Environmental Studies Department at the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Environmental Policy with a start date of August 2021. The Environmental Studies Department offers a B.A. in Environmental Ethics and Policy and a B.S. in Environmental Science. A Ph.D. in Environmental Policy or Public Policy with an environmental focus, or in any other field with evidence of expertise in environmental policy is required. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, ideally supported by past evidence of effective teaching at any level.

The ENV department is committed to diversifying our curriculum and our faculty. The successful candidate will have demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter, teaching statement, and/or a separate diversity statement. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience engaging with underrepresented students.

The successful candidate for the Environmental Policy position will offer stability to the B.A. program and teach courses in general environmental policy as well as more focused courses in their area of specialization.  The department is especially interested in candidates grounded in an environmental justice perspective and specializing in urban issues; applications are also welcome from those grounded in environmental justice with other areas of interest relevant to a broadly-based department/curriculum. In addition to teaching multiple courses in environmental policy, the successful candidate will develop and teach a course in environmental justice and contribute to the senior capstone. The person who fills this position will also be expected to supervise internships and connect to/partner with local community groups and NGO’s to enhance opportunities for students.

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission (www.up.edu/about/mission) of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the ENV department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission.  Candidates will articulate their understanding of the university mission in their cover letter and highlight how it is compatible with their approach to teaching, scholarship, and service. The typical teaching load is 3-3, with a single course release in the first year.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, which includes candidate interest and/or experience in diversity and inclusion, and the names of three references we can contact. All supporting materials should be submitted to https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=64577 by Oct. 15, 2020. Please contact Blair Woodard (woodard@up.edu), co-chair of the Environmental Policy Search Committee, with any questions.

A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.

The University of Portland is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www1.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.

Postdoc: Diluvial Houston Initiative – Fellow in Environmental Justice

Rice University Diluvial Houston Initiative – Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Justice

 

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment in Environmental Justice, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We invite applicants from the humanities or interpretive social sciences whose research and teaching consider the wide range of histories, theories, and practices of environmental justice, including the workings of environmental racism and the differing and inequitable relationships to a range of ecological concerns (disaster, toxicity, climate, sustainability, pollution, biodiversity loss, resource availability, indigeneity, economic opportunity, public health, land use, and many more). The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project, participate in the HRC’s Diluvial Houston Initiative and the Center for Environmental Studies, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach two courses per year.

This position is for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. It is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $55,000 and a $3,000 allowance for research and/or relocation to Houston.

Eligibility:
Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2020. Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, literature, anthropology, history, architecture, and religion, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to environmental justice are eligible to apply.

Application Materials:
– Cover Letter
– Three page CV
– 1000-word research project proposal
– Writing sample
– One page course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course in environmental studies
-Three recommendation letters – Please use the Professional References section on the application. Applicants will be requested to provide the email addresses of their references and Rice will contact them requesting the reference letters.

In order to apply, please click on this link.

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Deadline: 

Friday, May 15, 2020

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.