Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics New College of Florida

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Ethics to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Ethics. Areas of competence are open, but an ability to teach courses in other areas of applied ethics and/or Non-Western Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Science, or public policy are very welcome.  This position will be part of a cluster hire in Sustainability Studies; some faculty may receive joint-appointments in their discipline and in Environmental Studies. Interest in environmental justice, community engagement, and readiness to teach students in our Environmental Studies program is especially desirable. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting multi-year campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/<https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=8dbb0f5e24&e=3a84649fee&gt;).

The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching and an aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue.

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.  Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, an estuary of National Significance, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. http://www.ncf.edu&lt;https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=084fb69502&e=3a84649fee&gt; .

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment<https://appe-ethics.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f656796ecc5f374b33deab8eb&id=7332f9cade&e=3a84649fee&gt;, and send curriculum vitae and an unofficial graduate transcript to Ethicsearch@ncf.edu<mailto:Ethicsearch@ncf.edu>. In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) 2 or 3 brief course proposals, preferably introductory and advanced.  Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by three references. Deadline: We will begin reviewing files on November 15, 2017.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

For further information contact Chair of the Search, Professor April Flakne at flakne@ncf.edu<x-msg://4/flakne@ncf.edu>

Reading Retreat in Environmental Philosophy: Umbria, Italy

READING RETREAT IN UMBRIA, ITALY

NATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: RESTORATION AND REWILDING

Monte Castello di Vibio. June 3 – 14, 2018.

Announcing ten days of reading and discussion on “Nature in the Anthropocene” in Umbria, Italy. This retreat will take place in the medieval Italian hill town of Monte Castello di Vibio using facilities made available by the International Center for the Arts. A small group of scholars will gather to spend mornings reading and discussing important contemporary papers with optional evening sessions workshopping papers-in-progress by the group’s members.  Afternoons are free.

The idea is to provide a relaxing and unique environment for some focused work on important emerging areas in environmental thought.  Monte Castello provides a serene and picturesque setting for our work. Its proximity to Todi, Florence, and Perugia provides opportunities for side-trips during (or after) the workshop. The small group is designed to provide a supportive and high quality intellectual environment for exploring new areas of environmental philosophy and for peer evaluation of each other’s work and ideas.  Reading materials will be decided upon by participants prior to arrival in Italy.

There will be three field trips during our stay.  One will involve a morning spent with truffle hunting dogs in the Monte Castello area.  A second will be to Assisi and the forests that cloak Monte Subasio.  The third will be to the Monti Sibillini National Park to discuss some Italian efforts at re-wilding. The weekend in the middle of the retreat will be open to use as you wish.

The fee of 1650 EUR will include food, wine, and lodging in Monte Castello for 11 nights (Sunday to Wednesday) as well as transportation for the field trips. Meals out during the field trips as well as travel expenses to and from the Center for the Arts in Monte Castello di Vibio are the responsibility of participants. The lodging is in the 14th century ex-convent in which the Center for the Arts is located. The rooms are simple with shared bathrooms. (Rooms with private bathrooms at the local hotel are available for an additional fee).

(The workshop is contingent upon interest and sufficient (10) applicants. Feel free to share with other potentially interested parties).

Please email  christopher.preston@umontana.edu by October 22nd to indicate initial interest.

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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