Call for Papers/Themed Sessions International Society for Environmental Ethics

2019 Central Division Meeting

American Philosophical Association

The Westin Downtown Denver

February 20-23, 2019
https://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=968457&group=

 

Submissions Due: November 20, 2018

 

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the 2019 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held February 20-23, 2019, in Denver, CO.

 

The ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes presentation) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.). People working in any area of ethics concerning environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 300-word abstract, or (2) a full paper (approx. 3000 words).

 

  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles for each paper/presentation. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

 

  • Names, Affiliations, and Emails of each paper/presenter/chair are needed in your submission.

 

  • Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:

 

Robert Figueroa (ISEE Treasurer) at Robert.Figueroa@oregonstate.edu

Please include “ISEE-APA” in the subject line.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 20, 2018.

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities JOB# 12660

Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in environmental humanities beginning August, 2019. Those with a background in environmental history, environmental philosophy, environmental religious studies, or the equivalent are eligible to apply. We particularly solicit applications from scholars committed to cross-disciplinary and/or public-facing scholarship that connects environmental humanities research to other initiatives at ASU and engages publics outside the university.

Arizona State University is the nation’s leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Sustainability is central to ASU’s mission, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the university’s several initiatives, such as sustainable food systems, religion and ecology, energy and society, indigenous sacred practices and land, biology and society, and environmental justice. Job duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, engaging in research, and participating in university service as appropriate to rank.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
•    Ph.D. in history, philosophy, or religious studies or its equivalent at time of appointment
•    Research focus in any branch of the environmental humanities, such as environmental history, environmental ethics, or religion and ecology, etc.
•    Demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration and/or public engagement

Desired qualifications include:
•    Ability to forge connections between SHPRS and other units at ASU, including the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
•    Evidence of public engagement
•    Demonstrated excellence in the classroom
•    Ability to engage non-western approaches to environment
•    Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/57475:
•    Cover letter addressed to Environmental Humanities Search Committee
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Writing sample (no more than 50 pages)
•    Contact information for three references

Application deadline is December 18, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Questions can be directed to Christopher Jones, search committee chair, at cjones36@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html, https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

VAP in Environmental Humanities

Description

The Environmental Studies Program at The College of Wooster seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in environmental humanities, to begin August 2019. Position provides opportunity to be part of a growing interdisciplinary undergraduate program as it establishes itself as a major on campus. We seek a scholar with training in an arts or humanities discipline but with a multidisciplinary perspective focused on environmental issues and/or the human relationship with the environment. We especially welcome candidates engaging with the link between environmental and social justice. Candidate should have a PhD by the appointment date.

Qualifications

In addition to a strong research program, a commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. The successful applicant will teach at least one introductory environmental studies course and at least one intermediate or upper-level course covering their area(s) of expertise. Depending on interest, the individual may also mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. A two-semester teaching load consists of 6 regular courses, or 5 courses plus mentoring of senior research projects. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

To Apply

Applications are being managed exclusively through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/56404

APA Eastern ISEE Program

International Society for Environmental Ethics

2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

January 7-10, 2019, New York NY

 

Session 1

January 8 (tentative)

Subject: Future Generations and Justice

Chair: TBD

 

Speaker: Alex Richardson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Title: Capability Deprivation as Intergenerational Harm

 

Speaker: Tom Randall (University of Western Ontario)

Title: Care Ethics, Climate Change, and Future Generations

 

Speaker: Rafael Ziegler (Universität Greifswald)

Title: Double Sufficientarianism

 

Session 2

January 8 (tentative)

Subject: Emissions, Energy, and Worldviews of the Anthropocene

Chair: TBD

 

Speaker: Eamon Aloyo (Leiden University)

Title: Individual Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Harm, and Coercion

 

Speaker: Mark Cooper (Murdoch University)

Title: Negentropism: An Ecological Theory of Value Based on Energy

 

Speaker: Agostino Cera (University of Basilicata)

Title: The Limit of Responsibility: The Ethical Paradox of the Anthropocene

 

Speaker: Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo (University of Ghana)

Title: African Indigenous Ecological Knowledge & the Moral Standing of the Earth

PhD position in environmental ethics at the University of Zurich

 

The Ethics Research Institute at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student (funded for 3-4 years) in environmental ethics. The research will take place in an interdisciplinary research project called “People’s Place in Nature” which focuses on therelations that people have in and with nature and addresses the question of the role that such relations could play in the argumentation for a considerate and responsible interaction with nature.

In this project, philosophers from the Ethics Research Institute collaborate closely with social scientists from the human geography department, the project is integrated into a larger research consortium including ecologists and environmental scientists.

The PhD project could address one of the following general topics:

  • –  Different types of environmental values
  • –  The moral foundation of environmental responsibilities
  • –  Environmental virtue ethics
  • –  The ethical limitations of the ecosystem service concept
  • –  The role of technology in the human-nature relationship

    The candidate should:

  • –  Have a master degree in philosophy at the moment of starting the PhD position
  • –  Have thorough knowledge of environmental ethics
  • –  Be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • –  Be able to start the PhD position ideally in January 2019

    The application should include the following documents: – CV

  • –  Motivation letter, in which the candidate highlights previous occupations with environmental ethics
  • –  A one-two page description of the research questions that the candidate is interested in and the approach he or she would use to address these questions.

    Please send the application (in English) as a single PDF document todeplazes@ethik.uzh.ch by the 31st of October 2018

CFP: Religion/Water/Climate- Changing Cultures and Landscapes

The ISSRNC welcomes papers, panels, and proposals from all disciplines that address the intersections of religion, nature, and culture. For this conference we especially welcome proposals that focus on religious and cultural responses to and conceptions of climate weirding, especially concerning water and climate change. The anthropogenic destabilization of global climate systems elicits responses from religious actors, but also precipitates religious questions. Of particular interest are places, ecosystems, and environmental processes where climate-induced hydrological changes have religious ramifications: coastal communities, desertification, wetlands, sea level rise, erratic rainfall, melting permafrost and glaciers, intensifying tropical storms, mangroves, fishing and fishermen, etc. By partnering with our hosts at the University College Cork, the ISSRNC seeks to advance conversations about the interconnections between water, climate, religion, and culture.

This conference advances the ISSRNC’s mission to “promote critical, interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, and religious beliefs and practices.” At this conference, we hope to develop linkages between scholars of religion and other fields in the environmental humanities and social sciences that explore human ecology in its cultural complexity, critically engaging the patterns of social, economic, and religious organization that precipitate environmental degradation and identify emerging alternatives.

We seek papers and pre-arranged panel sessions from all disciplines that focus on the following thematic areas. In addition, we welcome any papers or panels addressing the nexus of religion, nature, and culture.

§  The religious, social, philosophical, cultural, and spiritual implications of the impact of climate change on coastlines, wetlands, mangroves, melting permafrost and glaciers, rising sea levels, erratic rainfall, desertification, intensifying tropical storms, fishing, shipping, and water-based forms of tourism and pilgrimage

§  Religious responses to climate change (e.g. theology, advocacy, activism, and adaptation)

§  Religious and spiritual conceptions of water and activities and beliefs concerning sacred waters, such as rivers, springs and holy wells

§  The impact of climate disruption on the movement of human and other-than-human beings; species migration, climate refugees and migrants

§  The moral and mythic significance of climate related biodiversity loss and extinction

§  Questions concerning ecological aesthetics, environmental ethics, planetary consciousness, and biological ontologies

§  Cultures of resilience, in history, in practice, and in our imaginations

§  The intersection of climate change, economic inequality, and gender justice

§  Water security and environmental justice

§  The consequences of climate change on human rights issues

§  Climate change as it relates to religion and environmental racism

§  The role and impact of public scholarship related to religion and climate change

 

Proposals and Deadlines

Paper proposals must include two documents: The first should be a 150-word abstract that includes the Title, as well as the name and contact information of the Participant. The second should be a 500-word (or less) description of the paper that includes the title, and indicates the methods, argument, and findings as well as the relevant literature engaged. Session proposals should include paper proposals for each participant as well as an overview document describing the session title, theme, participants, and order of presentation.

Proposals for sessions or events that would not fit the traditional session format are also encouraged. For instance, we invite proposals for an experimental online session that would enable ISSRNC members to present at the conference without physically attending. This session would consist of pre-recorded video presentations that would be available to all conference participants. The presenters would be expected to participate in an asynchronous online discussion of the presentation throughout the conference. We also plan to reserve space for a number of panels developed through new or existing ISSRNC online working groups.

Plus use the submission form below to submit your proposal by 14 December 2018.

Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed by an international scholarly committee and decisions made by late January 2019.

All presenters must be members in good standing of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture by 1 April 2019. All scholars interested in religion, nature and culture are encouraged to support the Society by joining or renewing here. Presenters and session organizers are encouraged to submit their articles for publication, or their sessions for special issues, to the official publication of the ISSRNC, the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC).