We seek a broadly trained, versatile faculty colleague with a background in climate policy and/or climate impacts on natural and human communities. A successful candidate would teach broadly in climate mitigation and/or adaptation, with a focus on advocacy and public education. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of making linkages across disparate areas such as social science and ecology, science and environmental education, or sustainability and society.
Dimensions of Political Ecology 2014: Conference on Nature/Society
Political Ecology Working Group
February 27-March 1, 2014
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Session organizers: Ian Werkheiser, Michigan State University firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Theme: The Implications of Food Sovereignty
Food Sovereignty is a vibrant discourse in activist circles, and has been making inroads into academic conversations as well. However, while critiques of the dominant food security model are common, the underlying theory, practice, and implications food sovereignty for communities which are pursuing it have gone underexamined. This has left the discourse open to critique as being too broad and incoherent, as it incorporates “All manner of movements for liberation from oppression, from the Zapatistas to the women’s movement.” (Flora 2011)
This Panel will seek to examine some of these issues by trying to get a better picture of what the food sovereignty movement is, how it works, and what it entails. Papers from all backgrounds addressing food sovereignty are welcome. Possible topics include:
- Case studies of particular groups pursuing food sovereignty
- New disciplinary perspectives on food sovereignty, such as decision theory, adaptive management, etc.
- Food sovereignty’s unaddressed implications for other issues, such as public health, non-human animal relations, education, etc.
- Theoretical work on community self-determination, autonomy, and sovereignty
- An examination of the possibilities (or lack thereof) for food sovereignty in an urban context
Please submit 250 word abstracts by October 31, 2013 to the session organizer, Ian Werkheiser email@example.com
Accepted papers will be notified no later than November 15, 2013.
All presenters must register online for the conference and pay the fee of $20 for graduate students; $40 for faculty; $0 for undergraduates. Conference registration opens on October 1, 2013.
Please visit the website to register.
Call for Proposals and Panels
Closing Date: January 10, 2014
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Mount Royal University
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AOS: Environmental Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Ethical Theory
Application deadline: November 15, 2013
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Philosophy, seeks tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2014. We are particularly interested in people with the ability to teach Contemporary Ethical Theory, Bioethics or Environmental Ethics.
Courses to be taught include lower level courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Elementary Logic, and junior-senior level courses related to candidate’s specialty and interests. Opportunities to teach courses in interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Social Justice, Women’s Studies, and African American Studies. Twelve credit teaching load per semester of which three credits per semester may be assigned to research. Advising majors required.
- All requirements for Ph.D. should be satisfied by September 1, 2014.
- Vita, three current letters of reference, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required on offer), writing sample, and evidence of both teaching effectiveness and potential for scholarly achievement
- Submit all documents to Professor Laurence Carlin, Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Phone: 920-424-1368; Fax 920-424-2286; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of application materials accepted.
- May also mail applications to: Professor Laurence Carlin, Chair; Department of Philosophy; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Oshkosh, WI 54901.