CFP – Ecological Resistance Movements in the 21st Century

ecologcial resistence movementsA Call For Proposals

A wide variety of environmental movements emerged globally after the first Earth Day in 1970. Increasingly, they have been joined by anti-colonial, poor people’s, indigenous, feminist and social justice movements that were seeking to integrate environmental concerns. Over the years, a number of works analyzed the influences and prospects of these movements, including, in 1995, Ecological Resistance Movements: the global emergence of radical and popular environmentalism. In recent years there appears to be an upsurge in direct action and other forms of environmental resistance, including resistance at Gezi Park in Turkey, the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil, to the gates of the White House in Washington DC. We seek to focus scholarly attention on this resurgence and seek proposals analyzing them. Continue reading

FINAL CALL – ISEE at the Pacific APA, April 16 -20, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in San Diego, CA, USA from Wednesday, April 16th to Sunday, April 20th at the Westin Gaslamp Hotel. Continue reading

JOB – Assoc. or Full Prof.; Chair of Department of Philosophy and Religon; California Institute of Integral Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) invites applications and nominations for an associate or full professor to serve as Chair of the Department, beginning fall 2013. The Chair will be a distinguished scholar who is also an experienced, collaborative institution builder. The Chair will work with existing leadership to inspire and re-envision an innovative interdisciplinary graduate program in Philosophy and Religion. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to electrify and energize a successful and flourishing graduate (MA/PhD) program.

Composed of a transdisciplinary array of distinguished scholars, the Department of Philosophy and Religion is dedicated to the critical study of and engagement with the diverse philosophical and religious inheritances of our world, including both majority and underrepresented (esoteric, contemplative, Earth-based, and subaltern) traditions. Oriented toward a vision of liberation and planetary healing, the Department affirms the value of multiple ways of knowing. Current areas of concentration in the Department include: Asian and Comparative Studies; Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion; Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness; and Women’s Spirituality.

Candidates must possess considerable experience with successful collaborative leadership, as well as substantial experience with graduate education. A well-established and distinctive record of scholarly publication that engages Philosophy and/or Religion is required. The field of specialization is open. Those with research and teaching interests in Gender and Women’s Studies, Ecology and Religion, Native American traditions, Judaism, or Islam are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate will teach courses in her or his area of specialty, mentor master’s and doctoral students, and lead the process of imagining and introducing new areas of concentration within the Department.

Applicants whose information is received by October 31 will be given priority consideration and may be able to meet with faculty representatives at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Chicago on November 17-20. All applications must be received by December 15. Finalists will be invited to San Francisco for on-campus interviews in February 2013.

To apply, please send the following materials to and note “Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion” in the email subject line:

  1. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of the position
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. List of three professional references
  4. Samples of recent publications, presentations, and the like

CIIS is an urban university, located in the heart of San Francisco. The Institute is known for the diversity of its people, programs, and opportunities to learn. CIIS provides generous health benefits and sabbatical leave. More information about CIIS and the Philosophy and Religion department can be found at the university’s official website. CIIS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CIIS is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minorities and individuals with disabilities.

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – ISEE Sessions at the Pacific APA, Spring 2013

International Society for Environmental Ethics LogoSubmissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2013 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in the always beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA from Wednesday, March 27th to Sunday, March 31st.

ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes running time) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.; 2 hours running time).  Submissions are encouraged from those working interdisciplinarily and include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • animal studies,
  • green religion,
  • sustainability,
  • climate ethics,
  • conservation ethics,
  • environmental education,
  • environmental justice,
  • environmental policy,
  • ecophenomenology,
  • environmental pragmatism,
  • food, water, & agricultural ethics,
  • geoengineering, synthetic biology, & nanotechnology,
  • feminist, post-colonial, and queer studies.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: 1) a full paper, or 2) a 300-word abstract.
  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of presenters, and titles for each paper. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged.  Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to William Grove-Fanning: williamgrovefanning@hotmail.comThe deadline for submitting materials and proposals is September 1st, 2012.  Early submissions are most welcome.  Decisions will be made by late September.

JOB – Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University seeks to appoint one or more distinguished humanists whose work is related to the environment.  The position(s) will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding.  The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave.

The position is supported by the Princeton Environmental Institute – the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education,  and outreach at Princeton University.  Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to key environmental concerns including conservation, biodiversity, global change, energy, sustainable development, global health, clean air and water, wilderness preservation, and environmental justice.  Backgrounds in religion and ecology, environmental history, American Studies, environmental criticism, and creative expression are particularly of interest.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the Princeton Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University.  The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton.  He/she will be expected to teach one or more courses subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects.  Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics.  Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing.

The incumbent’s annual salary will be determined based upon his/her salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; (3) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (4) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; and (5) a current curriculum vitae.

To apply, please link to, position requisition number 1200121; Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Frances Juhasz at