FINAL CALL – ISEE at the Pacific APA, April 16 -20, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in San Diego, CA, USA from Wednesday, April 16th to Sunday, April 20th at the Westin Gaslamp Hotel. Continue reading

JOB – Assoc. Prof. & Director of Enviro Studies & Sustainability


Merrimack College CampusMerrimack College invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program

Beginning fall 2014
North Andover, Massachusetts, USA

AOS: Environmental Philosophy
AOC: Moral and Political Philosophy

Multidisciplinary and intercultural perspectives are preferred.  Applicants should have taught at the assistant professor level for 3-5 years and have a PhD by time of appointment.  The position involves teaching 4 courses/year, 3 in Philosophy (including Introduction to Philosophy) and 1 ESS Gateway course.  Other duties include advising majors and minors in the ESS program, advising the student-run Green Team, serving on the Sustainable Merrimack Committee, and planning co-curricular events and activities.

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program is a three-year old, innovative program that offers students both major and minor options with tracks that include courses from the Schools of Business, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering.  Merrimack College is a private college located 25 miles north of Boston.  The Philosophy Program and the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program are integrally linked to the ideals of experiential education, sustainability, and social justice as set forth in Merrimack College’s Agenda for Distinction.

Applications are due by Applications due by October 31, 2013

To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining relevant teaching and research experience, and a curriculum vitae online at or mail applications may be sent to Dr. Arthur Ledoux, Chair of Philosophy, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845.

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.

CONFERENCE – Sustainable degrowth, an alternative toward a more equitable world?, Montreal, Canada

mur mitoyen(conference in French)
Conférence: ‘La décroissance soutenable, alternative vers un monde plus équitable?’

Dans le cadre du ‘Forum Alternatives Monde Equitable’ organisé par l’association étudiante pour le développement durable HumaniTERRE, le professeur et sociologue Yves-Marie Abraham donne une conférence sur la décroissance soutenable qui est son domaine de recherche et d’expertise.

Date: Jeudi 28 Mars 2013
Heure: 15h00-17h00
Lieu: HEC Montréal (salle Alma, bât. Decelles)
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, QC Canada
H3T 2A7

Inscriptions obligatoires par courriel:
Places limitées!

POSTDOC – Cultures of Energy; Rice University

culturesofenergyThe Cultures of Energy research group at Rice University seeks a one-year postdoctoral fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.

Over the past two years, Cultures of Energy has worked to incubate multi-disciplinary humanistic collaboration and scholarly inquiry on matters of energy and environmental transition. A key goal of the research group is to establish humanistic and social scientific scholarship as a dynamic and integral part of public debate over energy choices and energy futures. The 2013/14 postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the process of establishing the first research center in the world devoted specifically to cultivating energy and environmental research in the humanities and social sciences. Rice University has recently announced a five-year cross-campus Energy and Environment Initiative (E2I) within which Cultures of Energy is a founding research cluster. More details on Cultures of Energy can be found at

We seek excellent scholars whose research and teaching interests focus on
energy and energy transitions or on the environmental impacts of energy
use such as climate change. We welcome applicants from any discipline or
interdiscipline in the human sciences including, but not limited to,
anthropology, art history, history, literary studies, philosophy,
religious studies, sociology and the arts.

The fellow will take part in a faculty working group, help organize a
campus-wide speakers series, and design and teach two courses, one
semester-long introductory-level undergraduate course on energy and
environmental humanities and one upper-level seminar course in her or his
home discipline. The fellow will receive $50,000 per year, benefits
eligibility, and a $5,000 allowance for research and relocation.

The closing date for applications is March 31st, 2013. Please send all
application materials electronically to

Required application materials:
· Cover letter (2-3 pages) describing research interests and
experience, in language appropriate for a multi-disciplinary panel of
reviewers, and a teaching plan for the postdoctoral year.
· CV
· 2 letters of reference to be sent directly to

· Applicants should have received a PhD between July 1, 2009 and June
30, 2013.
· Fellowship recipients cannot have accepted or currently hold a
tenure-track position.
· Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented
groups are encouraged to apply.
· There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this
fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.
· Employment eligibility verifications requested upon hire.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2014 Sustainability Conference

Sustainability ConferecneThe 2014 Sustainability Conference will be held at the University of Split in Split, Croatia from 22-24, January 2014.  This year’s conference will feature a special theme: World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development.  The conference will feature sessions on a breadth of topics relevant to Sustainability.  Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing sustainability studies through one of the following themes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainability in Economic, Social & Cultural Context
  • Sustainability Policy & Practice
  • Sustainability Education

The upcoming deadline for proposal submissions is 21 March 2013.  

Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to The Sustainability Collection of Journals.  If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations include the option to submit a video presentation, and/or submission to the one of the journals for peer review and possible publication, as well as subscriber access to the journals.

Split and the next Sustainability Conference

Entering its tenth year, the Sustainability Conference meets annually to discuss the four fundamentals of sustainability in today’s changing world.  The Sustainability Conference serves as an open forum for exploring sustainability from many perspectives.  Being one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, Split, is ideally suited to examine this year’s theme ‘World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development.’

Submit you Proposal