Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics / Applied Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Assistant professor in Environmental Ethics / Applied Ethics (full-time, two years followed by permanent position upon good performance) with a (future) research interest in technology and its role in society

We especially encourage female candidates to apply

The department is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. It currently includes eight tenured and tenure-track staff members, five postdocs, ten PhD students, and eleven temporary and part-time faculty members. It is currently growing towards twelve tenured members. The department also participates in the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology as a founding member. Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities.

The Challenge

You teach ethics in our two-year master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) and teach professional and applied ethics and other areas of philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy and philosophical anthropology).

You perform research in environmental ethics, other areas of applied ethics, or both, with particular attention to the role of technology in society. We have a particular interest in someone working on issues of sustainability and environment, but are also entertaining people with research profiles in other areas, e.g., ethics of information technology and robotics, medical ethics and technology, ethics of transportation, etc. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics,, a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University, which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-five PhD students. Successful candidates with a focus on environmental ethics will find collaborative opportunities with the 4TU.Ethics working group on environment, sustainability and energy, the department of governance and technology for sustainability that we are clustered with, and other groups with a strong environmental focus in the social and engineering sciences. Other candidates can find similar collaborations with working groups of 4TU.Ethics and within the university; you can ask for details.

As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration, including collaboration with engineering or medical scientists and social scientists inside and outside the University of Twente.


You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time) for a period of two years, with 40% research time and 60% teaching and administration. After the two-year period, you are eligible for a permanent appointment upon good performance. Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.475,- – € 4.757,- per month, depending on experience. On top of the annual salary you receive 8% vacation bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Non-European Union candidates usually qualify for a low 30% tax rate for their first five years of appointment. Preferred starting date is August 2018 (significantly later dates are negotiable for outstanding candidates). The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Your profile

You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics. You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals and have relevant international experience.

You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics. An ability to teach philosophy of science (including philosophy of social science) is a plus. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.

You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and English is the official language at departmental meetings, and you will not be required to learn Dutch. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

About the university and region

The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. It includes more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 10,000 students. Its motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours by land (or one hour by air) from Berlin, Paris and London.

Information and application

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, full professor (e-mail:; phone: +31-53-4894426).
Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation and a short description of its contents), a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent no later than April 12th, 2018. Applications should be uploaded via (click twice to find vacancy). Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

CFP: Fifteenth Annual Meeting ISEE on Environmental Philosophy



Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments”

 Conference Dates: June 27-30 2018

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) will hold its Fifteenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy, June 27-30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Come to great north!

The theme for this year’s conference is Environmental Justice and Extreme Environments, though ISEE invites proposals for individual papers and group sessions on any topic in environmental philosophy, broadly conceived. Relevant topics might include papers addressing:

* indigenous justice

* climate ethics

* animal and species justice

* changing ecosystems

* sea ice loss

However, proposals on any topic in environmental philosophy are welcome.

Participants in the conference only should expect to arrive on June 27 for conference opening remarks and talks in the evening. We aim to close the conference after a session or two the morning of June 30.


Instructions for Submissions:

  • Please anonymize all paper abstracts (including PDF submissions)

  • Please do not submit panels without a participation commitment from all proposed participants

  • Full papers must be available on the ISEE website one month prior to the conference. Papers will be summarized by respondents at the conference rather than read in their entirety, in order to maximize time for discussion and provide authors with constructive feedback.

Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Submissions and Inquiries should be sent to the organizers:

President, Benjamin Hale,

Vice-President, Allen Thompson,

Secretary, Alex Lee ,


June 22-24, 2018
Delta Hotel and Resort
475 President Kennedy Avenue
Montreal QC H3A 1J7


The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA) invites you to participate in the 23rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE)! The conference is motivated by the increasing need to combine ideas and research findings from different disciplines to enhance our understanding of the interactions between the natural environment and human institutions. Conference presentations focus on:

  • What all disciplines have to offer with respect to understanding environmental and resource problems;
  • Possible solutions that are available;
  • The implications of the globalization of environmental concerns.

The conference welcomes environmental academics, practitioners, and interested colleagues regardless of discipline or country. Participants may organize sessions (please ask for “Panel Organizer Guidelines”), present papers, participate in poster sessions, chair sessions, discuss papers, participate in roundtable discussions, or simply observe. The conference also welcomes papers and posters submitted by both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as papers and posters submitted in association with chapters of Kappa Alpha Omicron (advisors, please contact for details).

To facilitate communication, authors should make an effort to write papers and design posters that can be understood by an audience outside their disciplines. All papers submitted for publication consideration in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review must pass peer review from both within and outside the primary discipline of the author(s). The program consists of:

  • Small concurrent seminar-type sessions with chairperson, presenters, and a discussant assigned to comment on and integrate the ideas of the presentations
  • A poster session with time for discussion with the authors
  • Round-table thematic discussions with moderator
  • Workshops and panels
  • Invited keynote speakers
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference banquet luncheon

There will be an opening reception for all on Thursday evening, June 21. Registration and conference materials will be available at the Reception and starting at 8:00 AM throughout the conference. Students are welcome at all events.

We welcome research that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines to frame environmental problems, propose working models, or address field, community, or academic issues in any area of environmental and sustainability research.


Please, submit your abstract (of no more than 300 words) by May 15, 2018. All submitted abstracts will be evaluated for presentation and publication in the Book of Abstracts which will be available at the Conference.

  • You may submit abstracts for no more than 2 presentations (paper or poster);
  • For co-authorships please include names, affiliations, and addresses of all authors and indicate who will serve as presenter
  • Abstracts are required for all Posters
  • Abstracts accepted only on a space available basis after May 15, 2018

Publication Opportunity

To have your papers considered for publication in the sponsored the IEA journal titled Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER), please submit your paper, at any time, as prescribed by the publisher here or at this URL: < >. Papers submitted for review by the IER must not have been published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be evaluated using an  interdisciplinary double-blind peer and review process. Paper submission is optional.

More Information:


CFP: International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place

14th Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place

University of Mary Washington

April 27-29, 2018

Conference Theme:

Wild Places, Natural Spaces

We live in a world increasingly populated and altered by human beings.  Along with the physical transformations have come fundamental changes in how we conceptualize our relationship with the world around us.  Where once wild places represented darkness, danger, and temptation, they now conjure images of personal challenge (“conquering” the Appalachian trail or Mount Rainier), individual spiritual renewal, or hope against the degradation of rampant consumerism, inequality, or political rot.  Nature—and its supposed pure form, wilderness—is both seen as the opposite of all things human and yet our true home.  These changing and often inconsistent metaphors and models guide us in every area of our lives—the social, economic, aesthetic, philosophic, religious, and scientific.  But questions arise at every turn:  Are we part of nature or distinct?  Do our “real” selves reside in “tamed” or “wild” spaces, and what do these mean?  Does our presence in a place, or the effects of our actions on a place, make it irreparably or happily humanized?  What responsibilities do we have to develop coherent and ethically-viable constructions of the human/nature nexus?  How, historically, have the ideas of wilderness, nature, and society co-evolved?  How have they been represented?  And, importantly, what does it mean to speak about the wild and the natural in a multicultural world in which we assign different meanings to these concepts?

This interdisciplinary conference will explore these and related questions.  We invite papers from any discipline that deal with the theme of this conference. Potential topics include:


·         Wilderness

·         Tame and wild

·         Nature and culture

·         Technology and society

·         Built, or rebuilt, natural place

·         Overpopulation and population ethics

·         Sustainability

·         Social construction of nature and culture

·         Phenomenology of wild and tame

·         Urban environmental ethics

·         Anthropological accounts of the wild

·         The mapping of human and nonhuman place

·         Historic conceptualizations of the natural

·         Aesthetic treatment of wildness

·         Ethics of preservation

·         Activism in defense of the natural

·         National parks as repositories of natural processes

Send proposals (please limit to 400 words) to Troy Paddock by Friday, February 9, 2018.  Each presentation will be capped at 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes of Q&A time.  Proposals for 3-person panels are also welcome (each full session will be 90 minutes).  

Job posting: Faculty Fellow with the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU

CFP: The Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics

Call for Papers
The Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) will be holding its 12th annual conference at Northwestern University on March 8–March 10, 2018. The conference will feature keynote addresses by Niko Kolodny (Berkeley) and Sharon Street (NYU). We are now accepting paper submissions.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Niko Kolodny and Sharon Street: constructivism, evolution and morality, democracy, subordination, domination, epistemic and practical reasons, friendship and love, liberalism, metaethics, political authority, and rationality. Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format. 

Graduate submissions
 should be sent by e-mail to
Faculty submissions should be sent by e-mail to

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017
. Notices of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2018. For more information, please contact Kyla Ebels-Duggan at the e-mail address above or visit our website: