JOB – Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Stockholm University, Sweden

Please see the advertisement for 25 Positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stockholm University at:

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 ( 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.

JOB – Environmental Studies; Yale-NUS (Singapore)

Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College

The newly established Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking faculty of all ranks in the broad area of Environmental Studies.  We are interested in teacher-scholars who work at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, including but not limited to environmental economics/risk assessment, global change and society, environmental law and policy, and natural resource sustainability in Asia, other regions and worldwide.

We seek outstanding candidates for the inaugural faculty who have a particular interest in undergraduate teaching in a residential setting and are committed to innovative pedagogy. Candidates with enthusiasm for contributing to an interdisciplinary common curriculum in the liberal arts are particularly welcome.  Faculty members are expected to maintain a strong research focus, with particular strength in mentoring undergraduates in research experiences.   Startup funds, and continuing research funds on a competitive basis, are available through the College.

Environmental Studies is one of three interdisciplinary majors (Urban Studies and Global Affairs are the others) that draw from the natural sciences, arts and humanities.  The College will not have disciplinary departments, but joint appointments with NUS departments can be arranged in cases where the involvement of Yale-NUS faculty with research facilities, graduate students, and other activities at NUS would be mutually beneficial. Salary, benefits and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  All particulars of the application process and links to the application site and to other information about Yale-NUS can be found at   Review of applications begins on November 2, 2012 and will continue until positions are filled.

JOB – Asst. Prof., Philosophy, Illinois State Univ.

Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning August 16, 2013. Six courses/year (3/semester), undergraduate; usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy. AOC one or more of the following: Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Global Justice, Feminist Philosophy. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to increasing the department’s role as a forum for the public engagement of social and political issues. Ph.D. required prior to appointment. Teaching experience required. Competitive salary. Possible summer work.

The department has significant interdisciplinary opportunities and general education commitments. The department encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences who embrace and value the principles of diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit our website at

To ensure full consideration, send complete dossier with cover letter, vita, at least three letters of recommendation, one writing sample and evidence of teaching quality to arrive no later than November 9, 2012 to Electronic submissions only. Please state “Social and Political Philosophy” in subject line. Interviews will be arranged by the search committee and conducted via televideo conference.

JOB – Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate; Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ

Position Type

These are grant funded positions. Continuation is contingent on future
grant funding. Appointments are year-to-year, with subsequent renewal,
based upon performance, the needs of the department, and availability of

Hiring Range

$52,000 – $60,000 annually, depending on experience.

Job Description

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program
of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) at Arizona State University, invites applications for several postdoctoral scholars to begin in 2013. The scholars will become part of an innovative interdisciplinary academic program in sustainability. Applicants must be within four (4) years of receipt of the terminal degree at the time of application, and must be committed to the integration of fundamental research with its practical application by addressing real-world problems with their research and, reciprocally, by drawing inspiration for their fundamental research from real-world sustainability problems. Scholars will be expected to engage in activities of the Walton Initiatives and the Institute, to pursue their own research and its application to real-world problems, and each year to offer an educational or training experience, roughly equivalent to a course, on a topic relevant to ASU’s sustainability curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in engineering, the humanities, sciences, or social sciences, or the equivalent terminal degree in their field, and must demonstrate their dedication to solving sustainability problems through research, scholarship, innovation, and teaching. They must also have the capacity to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Special emphasis will be placed on candidates who explain how their research would both benefit from and advance ongoing activities in the Walton Initiatives and GIOS, who strongly integrate the pursuit of knowledge about sustainability with the pursuit of solutions to sustainability challenges, and who have innovative ideas about education and training.

For 2013 we are particularly interested in applicants with experience in collaboration or participatory design involving developing and developed countries, and in those concerned with adaptation to changes in climate and environment.

Department and Project Information

The Global Institute of Sustainability is a research institute with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. It brings together academics from varied disciplines with leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector to solve some of the most pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability, to create and share knowledge, and to develop a global network of practitioners and scholars. Examples of specific problem domains include water quality and scarcity; adaptation to changes in climate and environment; sustainable development; urban sustainability; energy, materials, and technology; food and food systems; and policy, governance, and social transformation.

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are the result of a $27.5 million investment in the Global Institute of Sustainability by the Rob and Melani Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation. The investment will be distributed over a period of five years (2012 to 2016) assuming required metrics are achieved. The Initiatives will be self-sustaining by 2016. While the Initiatives span a wide range of education, research, and application activities, they are not an external grant provider.

Within the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, diverse teams of faculty, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators collaborate to deliver sustainability solutions, accelerate global impacts, and inspire future leaders through eight distinct initiatives:

  • Deliver sustainability solutions:
    1. Sustainability Solutions Extension Service
    2. Executive Masters in Sustainability Leadership
    3. Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges
  • Accelerate Global Impact:
    1. Global Sustainability Studies Program
    2. Global Solution Centers on three continents
  • Inspire future leaders
    1. Fellowship Program For Scholars And Practitioners
    2. Sustainability Solutions Fair
    3. Next Generation Sustainability Projects.

Our goal is to advance the transition to a sustainable future and we are looking for team members who share our commitment, demonstrate professional skills and can act with a sense of urgency.

Instructions to Apply

To review and apply to this position, please visit our webpage at Academic Jobs Online (Job 2229). Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the criteria described above, current curriculum vita, statement indicating how their research will contribute to the goals of GIOS and how a postdoctoral scholarship with us will advance their research, and the names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Application Close Date

Initial close date is December 1, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until positions are filled.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Global Institute of Sustainability actively encourages diversity among its applicants and workforce.

JOB – Assoc. Prof./Prof., Environmental Health Disparities; UT El Paso

College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, or College of Science Associate Professor or Professor.

Position description: The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the area of environmental health disparities. The candidate’s current and/or future research should be relevant to international border regions, especially the U.S.-Mexico border.
Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, secure extramural funding, and serve on departmental and university committees. Examples of potential research topics include environmental and health factors stemming from both natural and built environments; socioeconomic factors as determinants of environmental health; public policies and their implications; and others.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to collaborative interdisciplinary research and the ability to work with stakeholders in the health, environmental, and social sectors. The academic home will be in an appropriate department in the College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, or College of Science, depending on the individual’s
training and research interests. Collaboration across departments and colleges and with interdisciplinary research centers on campus will be expected.

About UTEP & El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP ’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2012, UTEP was ranked #12 in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.” UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP features excellent classroom and
laboratory facilities, including the recently opened Health Sciences Building. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins
both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.

Required qualifications: An earned doctorate in an appropriate field of science, health science, social science, or related area with a record of scholarship and experience to qualify for the rank of either Associate or Full Professor; demonstrated ability to effectively teach and mentor students; and a successful record of obtaining funding through grants and
contracts. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community members from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply.

Appointment date and salary: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2013. Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience. The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

Application procedure: Applications will be received until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2013. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applicants must submit the following in a single PDF file: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) name, title, and contact information for three references. The PDF file should be sent electronically as an attachment and labeled with the initials and last name of the applicant to:

For questions or more information, contact:

JOB – Director of the KTH Environmental Humanities Lab; Stockholm, Sweden

Job opening: Director of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory

Deadline for applications: November 06, 2012

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment seeks a director for the newly established KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory.

KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.

The School of Architecture and built environment focuses on future of our societies, on how our cities,buildings and infrastructure should be designed. We study growth, technology and environment, as well as ethical considerations and risks. Our curriculum and our research are based on several academic disciplines: engineering and the technical sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. The Division of History of Science, Technology and Enrivonment is part of the Department of Philosophy and History of Technology at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, one of ten schools at the Royal Institute of Technology in central Stockholm. The Division is research focused with some teaching on the level of bachelor and master. The PhD programme, founded in 1992, has on average a dozen active students enrolled. Including faculty, visiting researchers and PhD students the total number of academic staff is 25.

The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory has been newly created, based on a private donation and matching KTH funds. The overarching goal is to create a post-disciplinary environment in which teaching, research and PhD education are integrated to modernize and develop the humanities for sustainable development.

The position as director is a two-year position with the possibility of prolongation. A major task during the initial build-up phase of the Laboratory is to lead and coordinate organization of research activities and projects and in building links with strategically important partners – institutes, departments, etcetera – internationally, but also within Sweden. The work also entails organizing conferences and workshops, communicating externally and writing grant applications and proposals to secure third-party funding for new projects and programs. The position includes independent research time within the Laboratory’s general field of interest. Teaching could also be possible. The director will work closely with the Head of Division and other senior faculty.

The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent and have demonstrable research experience in history of science, technology or the environment or in another relevant environmental humanities field.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV and a 2-page declaration of what you would want to achieve if granted the position. Please, also include names of three persons whom we could contact for references.

See further:

Applications should be sent to:
Avd. för teknik- och vetenskapshistoria
Att: Carina Challis
Teknikringen 76
SE-100 44 Stockholm

Application deadline: 2012-11-06
Reference number: A-2012-0616

Contact (for more information)
Nina Wormbs, associate professor, Head of Division
Phone: +46 8 790 85 83
Sverker Sörlin, professor
Phone: +46 70 545 25 26

Union representatives
Ann Fylkner, SACO
Phone: +46 8 790 73 86
Niclas Carlsson, Chairman ST
Phone: +46 8 790 84 16
Per-Ove Öster, LO/SEKO
Phone: +46 8 790 83 82