Job Opening: Associate Researcher, 2 positions

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical garden, at Medicinareberget in Gothenburg, and at the marine research station that is run by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure-Kristineberg.

The current positions are placed at Medicinareberget. In addition to scientist at BioEnv, a scientist and co-worker in the project is located in the philosophy department at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

Assiociate Researcher (two) in global and national overpopulation, and solutions

Project description

We seek two Associate Researcher for a two-year period to support us in studies of global and national overpopulation. The project is financed by the Global Challenges Foundation (Stockholm) and based on collaboration between researchers in Sweden and the US, including experienced mentors. Population growth and overpopulation contribute to a host of environmental and social problems, such as excessive consumption, increasing greenhouse emissions, increasing freshwater withdrawals from rivers, increasing food consumption with destruction of forests and other natural habitats for agricultural expansion, decline and extinction of species, air and water pollution, unwanted pregnancies, poverty, crowded urban areas, forced migration, and ethnic conflict. In recent decades, the scientific and environmental communities have neglected population matters despite their importance and despite an expected 50% growth in the human population to 2100.

The aims of the research are to identify conditions and factors that determine demographic and environmental trends, and to identify and advocate policies to end global and national population growth, in order to further ecological sustainability. Our work includes e.g. comparative studies in international family planning, national policies on immigration, environmental degradation due to overpopulation, and the ethics of immigration and population policies.

Closing date 2017-09-28

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CALL FOR PAPERS- Hazardous Time-Scapes: How to Make Sense of Toxic Landscapes from Multiple Timed, Spaced, and Embodied Perspectives?

CALL FOR PAPERS- Hazardous Time-Scapes: How to Make Sense of Toxic Landscapes from Multiple Timed, Spaced, and Embodied Perspectives?
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany
1-2 December 2017
Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2017
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CALL FOR PAPERS-Thoreau & the Transcendentalists: Their Philosophy & Related Concerns

CALL FOR PAPERS- Thoreau & the Transcendentalists: Their Philosophy & Related Concerns
Bharati College, University of Delhi
15-17 March 2018
Papers accepted 16 September-31 October 2017
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – TT Faculty Position in Philosophy & the Environmental Studies Program at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s Department of Philosophy and Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Philosophy (60%) and Environmental Studies (40%), to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Philosophy. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and collaborative interdisciplinary dialogue. We are especially interested in scholars who will a) contribute to the philosophy department’s existing strength as a pluralistic department with faculty working in and across Continental, Feminist, American, Analytic, Latin American and Latino/a Philosophies, and Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity and b) contribute to the Environmental Studies Program’s interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

Both the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program are diverse and growing, with an expansive view of the disciplines and an intellectual climate conducive to interdisciplinary scholarship.  The Philosophy Department already plays a key role in the Environmental Studies Program, and this position will strengthen those connections and interactions. Yet there will also be ample opportunities to interact with other programs and departments, such as Food Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Law, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field in hand by time of appointment; AOS Environmental Philosophy; undergraduate teaching experience; and an appropriate record of research and publication. Salary is competitive.

Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of graduate student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level in both academic units. The UO is on the academic quarter system, and the standard teaching load is presently five courses across three terms each year. 

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus of your choice, and three letters of recommendation by October 15th, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact uophil@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.  In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

For further information contact Erin McKenna at emckenna@uoregon.edu.