JOB – Brown Postdoc Research Associate

Environmental Change Initiative
Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate
Providence, RI, USA

DescriptionEnvironmental Change Initiative

Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. Continue reading

CFP – Framing Degrowth: From Diagnosis to Development Alternatives




The degrowth movement has emerged in the last decade in some European countries. It is a movement built around a critique of the growth economy, which draws strongly on the “limits to growth” and strong sustainability debates of the 1970s. The underlying premises are that continuous economic growth is ecologically unsound and economically unsustainable and that it is no longer improving social welfare and happiness (Jackson, 2011). Degrowth was first launched in the beginning of the 21st century as a project of voluntary societal shrinking of production and consumption aimed at social and ecological sustainability (Demaria et. al, 2013) and quickly developed into a social movement. It later entered academic journals. This special issue aims at articulating the degrowth critique, proposal, and movement through a framework composed of four different axes: critique to growth societies, degrowth policies, actors and strategies for degrowth, and alternative world-visions.

(A more elaborate description of the degrowth movement’s history and progression can be found alongside the original, official call for papers.)


  • Demaria, F., F. Schneider, F. Sekulova and J. Martinez-Alier. 2013. “What is Degrowth? From an activist slogan to a social movement.” Environmental Values 22: 191–215.
  • Jackson, T. 2009. “Prosperity Without Growth?” Sustainable Development Commission.

JOB – Asst. Prof. of Practice; Director, Philosophy in the Public Interest

NAU-logo-2The Department of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University seeks to fill one, benefit eligible, NON-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice with primary administrative responsibilities for NAU’s College of Arts & Letters’ Philosophy in the Public Interest program, and teaching responsibilities of 1 course per term. Position will be at least .75 FTE.  Position is renewable on a year-to-year basis contingent upon effective performance, department needs, and continued funding.

NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest creates opportunities in Northern Arizona for public deliberation and reflective philosophical activity, highlighting the contributions the latter makes to the former.  For more information about the program, visit this link.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph. D. in Philosophy in hand by start of contract; minimum 1 year full-time administrative experience managing and fundraising for humanities activities for a broad audience, including the non-academic community; minimum 1 year teaching experience in philosophy with primary responsibility for course design, instruction and student assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will possess a demonstrated excellence in administrative leadership in community outreach as well as excellence teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level.  In addition to standard introductory level courses in philosophy, the department has need of instructional excellence in areas of ethics and applied ethics (including environmental ethics).  Also preferred are candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, staff and faculty.

How to Apply

Send complete dossier consisting of a CV, a statement on the candidate’s vision for the direction of the Philosophy in the Public Interest Program, at least three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio that includes syllabi, student evaluations, including at least one complete set of course evaluation by students, and to

PPI Professor of Practice Search Chair,
Department of Philosophy
Box 6011
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6011.

More Information

Christopher Griffin

Northern Arizona U

INTERNSHIP – Sustainability & Public Policy, L’Oréal, New York

Internship: L’Oréal, New York City
Temporary – Spring Semester 2013
Part-Time (minimum of 12 hours per week, up to 30 hours per week)
Unpaid/Educational Credit

L’Oréal USA seeks an intern to provide research assistance, writing/materials development and public policy/legislative support on the issue of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for beauty and cosmestics’ packaging and paper. EPR is a system to shift the costs of waste and management from consumers to producers to drive down environmental costs. EPR advocates believe that producers are in the best position to minimize waste and maximize recyclability through financial responsibility.

Eligible participants must be enrolled in a graduate program in Public Affairs, Sustainability, Environmental Policy or something similar.
Strong organizational and writing skills.
Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated.
Willingness to work as a member of a team.
Prior professional experience in an office setting preferred.
Ability to work independently, in a fast-paced and results-driven environment.

More information is available in this release.

To apply, send your resume to

CALL FOR PAPERS – 6th Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 8-11, 2013
Boulder, Colorado

An international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the sixth annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited, including in particular applied areas such as feminism, bioethics, environmental ethics, and so on. To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

In an effort to promote the work of environmental ethicists, the paper selection committee will also select and nominate a small number of articles from the main program for publication in the journals Ethics, Policy & Environment and the Journal of Moral Philosophy

Keynote 1: Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

Keynote 2: Thomas Hurka (Toronto)

Keynote 3: TBD


  • Submission of abstracts: Feb 15, 2013. 
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013.
  • Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2013.


  • Abstracts only (750-1000 words).  Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted.  Double spaced, prepared for blind-review. (Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)
  • In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2013 and abstracts must have already been accepted for participation.  Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.
  • Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale ( and Alastair Norcross (

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CALL FOR PAPERS – 2nd Canadian PhD Workshop in Environmental Economics and Policy

uOttawaBuilding on the success of last year’s event, we are happy to announce the call for the Second Canadian PhD Workshop in Environmental Economics and Policy.

Details can be found here. We strongly encourage Network members to circulate this call to any potentially interested students and colleagues.

Conference takes place: May 09, 2013 – May 10, 2013

Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 20, 2012

PhD students and post-docs working in Canada and abroad on topics in environmental economics and policy are invited to a 2-day workshop to be held at University of Ottawa. Applications are welcome from those based in economics and agricultural economics departments, business schools, environment institutes, schools of public policy etc. studying any aspect of environmental economics, environmental policy, green business, agricultural economics, or natural resource problems using theoretical, empirical or experimental methods.

Sessions will be built around 30 minute student presentations, giving participants the chance to expose their ideas and get feed-back from peers and established researchers. A mixture of work sessions and social time will give an excellent opportunity for participants to network, exchange ideas and experiences and get to know each other. The atmosphere will be informal and collegial.

Keynote guests this year are Tom Lyon (Michigan) and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (Montreal). Tom and Bernard are distinguished environmental scholars. Lyon holds the Dow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce at University of Michigan and has published theoretical and econometric papers in leading economics, management and policy journals. Sinclair-Desgagne holds a Chair at HEC Montreal and has written on environmental, risk management and regulatory issues in journals like Management Science, JEEM and Econometrica. In addition to attending sessions they will lead ‘career-craft’ workshops for PhD students – how to find topics, complete the dissertation, get grants, navigate the job market, manage the tenure process, get published etc.

There is no fee for participation. Local costs including accommodation will be paid by the organisers. A significant number of travel grants are also available courtesy of Sustainable Prosperity (these require you be based at a Canadian institution).

To submit a paper please e-mail Program Chair Anthony Heyes ( – Canada Research Chair in Environmental Economics at the University of Ottawa – with short CV and PDF draft of the paper or chapter for presentation. International applicants are very welcome.

More information can be found here.