JOB – Visiting research fellow 2013-14; CREUM, UdeM (Canada)

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The Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) invites applications for its visiting research fellow programme for the period of June 1st 2013 to May 31st 2014. The length of the stay can vary depending on the dossier and the kind of research envisaged.

The mission of the CRÉUM is to contribute to research in ethics and to the quality of graduate training in all fields of ethics from meta-ethics to applied questions.

The centre encourages applications from researchers working on themes related to the research axes of the CRÉUM: ethics and economics, ethics and the environment, ethics and health, ethics and politics, meta-ethics. The centre also admits applications from other disciplines, provided their research is directly linked to questions in ethics.

The fellowship for visiting research fellows varies with the length of the stay and with the circumstances (e.g. salary loss during the stay) and can attain a maximum of 25 000 $CAN. The selected candidates will have access to an office as well as to the infrastructure of the Université de Montréal (libraries, gym, etc.). CREUM staff will assist them in planning their stay.

In return, the visiting research fellows will conduct their research project as submitted, participate in the academic activities of the centre (conferences, workshops & seminars), and present their work in progress at the centre.

The Université de Montréal is a francophone institution. Candidates must have sufficient
knowledge of the French language to be able to participate in the activities of the centre.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: the nature and quality of the research project and its relevance to the mission of the CRÉUM; the quality of previous research by the applicant; potential benefits to the applicant from a stay at the centre.

Candidates should send the following documents to the CRÉUM:
– their curriculum vitae
– a text published over the last three years
– a research project of up to 1500 words
– two letters of reference (to be sent directly to the CRÉUM before the deadline)

The deadline for applications is January 15th 2013.

Please send your dossier, by email, to Valéry Giroux, CRÉUM coordinator, at :
valery.giroux@umontreal.ca.
For more information, see http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?article1346

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Le Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) est heureux d’annoncer son programme de séjour pour chercheurs invités pour la période du 1er juin 2013 au 31 mai 2014. La durée du stage pourra varier en fonction du dossier soumis et de la nature de la recherche.

La mission du CRÉUM est de contribuer à la recherche en éthique et à la qualité de la formation dans les domaines de l’éthique fondamentale et appliquée.

Nous encourageons les applications qui proviennent de chercheurs oeuvrant dans les axes de recherche principaux du CRÉUM : éthique et économie, éthique et environnement, éthique et politique, éthique et santé, éthique fondamentale. Nous recevons également les candidatures provenant de disciplines diverses, pourvu que leur sujet de recherche soit en rapport direct avec des problématiques éthiques.

La bourse octroyée aux chercheurs invités varie selon la longueur du séjour et selon les circonstances (p.ex. perte salariale pendant le séjour) et peut aller jusqu’à hauteur de 25 000$ can. Les candidats retenus auront accès à un bureau ainsi qu’aux infrastructures de l’Université de Montréal (bibliothèques, centre sportif, etc.) et obtiendront de l’assistance pour l’organisation matérielle du séjour.

En retour, le chercheur s’engage à mener un projet de recherche conforme à celui soumis lors de sa candidature, à participer aux activités organisées par le Centre (conférences, séminaires et colloques) et à effectuer une présentation de ses travaux en cours dans le cadre de séminaires ou de workshops organisés par le Centre.

L’Université de Montréal est une institution francophone. Les candidats doivent avoir une maîtrise du français leur permettant de participer aux activités du Centre.

Les dossiers seront évalués selon les critères suivants : la nature et la qualité du projet de recherche, ainsi que sa pertinence dans le cadre de la mission du CREUM ; la qualité des recherches précédentes ; et la capacité du candidat de bénéficier des activités du Centre.

Les candidats doivent soumettre les documents suivants au CREUM :

  • Un curriculum vitae ;
  • Un texte publié au courant des trois dernières années ;
  • Un projet de recherche expliqué en 1500 mots ou moins ;
  • Deux lettres de référence (envoyées directement au CREUM avant la date limite) ;

La date limite pour la réception des candidatures est le 15 janvier 2013.

Veuillez envoyer votre dossier, en version électronique, à l’attention de Valéry Giroux, coordonnatrice du CRÉUM, à l’adresse suivante : valery.giroux@umontreal.ca.

Pour plus d’information, voir: http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?article1346

JOB – Rock Ethics Institute Postdoctoral Scholars

The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State has a threefold mission to promote ethics education, research, and outreach.  In particular, we aim a) to integrate ethics education across the Penn State curriculum and to provide informal ethics education to our community in order to underscore and strengthen a culture of integrity and responsibility at Penn State, and b) to serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research in the field of ethics that is both collaborative and policy-relevant.   We pursue our educational aim by working with faculty across the university to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to integrate ethics into their undergraduate classes. We are also launching a program to train STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to become leaders and educators in the field of research ethics. Our research efforts have led to a series of exciting collaborations related to food ethics, neuroethics, and climate ethics, including a recent NSF sponsored research network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies which will investigate the question: “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?” At least four ten-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded with appointments beginning August 2013. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and may be continued for a maximum of 3 years contingent upon satisfactory performance and the needs of the Institute. The salary range is $45,000-$60,000 per year, depending on experience. We are interested in hiring Postdoctoral Scholars with expertise in the following areas:

  • Science and ethics, with particular interest in coupled epistemic-ethical issues in climate change science and in the life sciences
  • Engineering ethics
  • Bioethics, with particular interest in food ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Ethics education and moral literacy, with particular interest in ethics education assessment
  • Ethical leadership
  • Ethics in K-12 curriculum
  • Research ethics
  • Institutional ethics
  • Agricultural ethics

Scholars will receive training and mentorship. They will be expected to assist in designing, offering, and assessing ethics training for faculty and graduate students, to participate in collaborative research in ethics, and to help to strengthen the interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus. Scholars can expect to work on co-authored publications and engage in research that will contribute to their own research trajectory. Scholars may also receive experience working on grants and other fundraising activities. They will also work closely with senior faculty related to their area of expertise and participate in multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences. There may be opportunities to teach one class per year. Applicants are expected to have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. or professional degree by the appointment date.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit an online application at http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially to Deborah Trialonas at dlb49@psu.edu

A complete application will include the following materials:

  • A cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications, including how their background qualifies them for one or more of the above listed areas of interest and how their experience is relevant to the position as described;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;
  • Three letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 4, 2013. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.  We will be interviewing candidates February 20-23, 2013 at the Central APA in New Orleans.  Skype interviews will be arranged for those unable to attend the Central APA meetings.

JOB – Asst. Prof., Philosophy, Winona State

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Institution: Winona State University

Philosophy: Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. This position is a probationary (tenure-track) appointment starting Fall 2013. As a faculty member at WSU, your primary responsibility will be to teach all levels of Philosophy to undergraduate students, including undergraduate students in the Philosophy minor and General Education students. The Department is seeking someone who has a strong competency in applied ethics, especially biomedical ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics, and the ability to teach introduction to philosophy and critical thinking. The typical course load is four classes per semester. If you possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy or are ABD (with degree completed by August 19, 2013) we encourage you to apply. For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona/default.cfm. Review of applications beginning December 12, 2012. Position available pending budgetary approval. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

JOB – Asst. Prof, Saint Mary’s University, Environmental Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2013.  The Department seeks to hire a philosopher working in philosophy of language, early modern philosophy, or environmental philosophy, who is also keen to teach introductory critical thinking.  The successful candidate will hold a PhD at the time of appointment, have an aptitude for undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be an active researcher.

Saint Mary’s is a public 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.  For more information on the Department, including members’ research interests, applicants are invited to consult the Department’s website at www.smu.ca/academic/arts/philosophy.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located with respect to recreational areas and other major cities in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  For information about the University, see the website at www.smu.ca.

Although qualified philosophers of all nationalities may apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).  Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, teaching dossier, short writing sample, and the names and addresses of three referees to Dr Mark Mercer, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3H 3C3.  (Note: applications sent by email will not be accepted.The closing date for applications is January 15, 2013.

JOB – Asst. Prof., Sustainability Studies; Roosevelt Univ., Chicago

Job Announcement

Assistant Professor of Sustainability Studies
Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
Application Deadline: 1 December 2012

Roosevelt University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Sustainability Studies for a tenure-track position beginning 15 August 2013. Applicants should have the ability to teach multiple courses in the Sustainability Studies (SUST) undergraduate curriculum as well as interdisciplinary social and/or natural science seminars to adult learners in the Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) program. Teaching load is six courses per year. Courses are offered at Roosevelt’s Chicago and Schaumburg campuses as well as online.

Duties: (1) Teaching courses within the SUST major as well as adult general education seminars with the PLS program. (2) Assisting with SUST program development through curriculum enhancement and assessment, service learning project development, community outreach, and online social media writing. (3) Maintaining an active scholarly research program within one’s academic discipline and/or the emerging field of sustainability studies. (4) Advising undergraduate students. (5) Performing departmental, college, university, and professional service.

Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies program, founded in 2010, is the first of its kind in the Chicago region. Housed within the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, it maintains a close relationship with the College’s PLS program, a longstanding leader in educating returning adult students. Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 on the principle that higher education should be available to all academically qualified students. Today, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2011) and a national leader in preparing students to assume meaningful, purposeful roles in the global community.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD or terminal degree in a sustainability-related discipline (or interdisciplinary field) within the natural or social sciences. Active scholarly research program and the ability to apply research to the classroom and communicate findings to a general audience. Evidence of excellence and versatility in teaching. Ability to teach with technology and in multiple formats (such as hybrid and online courses). Understanding of interdisciplinary teaching and curriculum development.

Highly Desirable Criteria: Expertise in multiple areas within sustainability, especially urban agriculture, energy and climate change, and/or waste and recycling. Experience in service learning initiatives and/or academic program development. Experience with both adult and traditional-age students. Enthusiasm for teaching general education seminars as well as more specialized SUST courses. Experience teaching critical thinking, research, and writing.

To Apply: Visit the Roosevelt HR webpage and click on “Full Time Faculty” to find the SUST Assistant Professor listing. Applicants should provide a letter of interest outlining their teaching experience, research program, and suitability for the position; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and a list of three to five professional references.

For More Information: Consult the SUST program website for details on the  curriculum, faculty, and degree options for students. Applicants may address questions to the search committee chair and SUST program director, Professor Michael Bryson (mbryson@roosevelt.edu).

Application deadline is 1 December 2012. Position begins on 15 August 2013.

JOB – Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Stockholm University, Sweden

Please see the advertisement for 25 Positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stockholm University at: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/post-doctoral-positions/25-positions-as-postdoctoral-research-fellow-1.105254

Practical philosophy is one of the subject areas. Briefly stated, practical philosophy includes value theory, ethics, meta-ethics, social philosophy, political philosophy, bioethics, philosophy of law, æsthetics, philosophy of education, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of the social sciences and humanities. Decision theory and philosophy of action, as well as history of philosophy, are included in both practical and theoretical philosophy.

Anyone who has a doctoral degree awarded at a university outside of Sweden qualifies for employment as postdoctoral fellow. The doctorate must be completed by February 2013 at the latest. Applicants who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.

Please send your CV and research statement to the vice HOD Jonas Olson (jonas.olson@philosophy.su.se) before December 1, 2012. The department will make a decision about whom to award letters of invitation. Applicants will then have to apply to the faculty of humanities at Stockholm University. Please follow the link above for
full instructions of how to apply.