Rock Ethics Institute/Agricultural and Biological Sciences: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
11/20/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
84255
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department:
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

DESCRIPTION

This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% research and 35% teaching appointment. Research responsibilities: The successful applicant will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program relating to the application of ethical decision-making processes to the field of industrial ecology. Industrial ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that applies quantitative analysis (such as Life Cycle Inventory and Assessment, Techno-Economic Analysis, Input-Output Analysis and Materials Flow Analysis) across a range of environmental, economic, and social sustainability indices to inform and improve individual, organizational, and societal decisions. This position will focus on the integration of the ethical dimension of decision-making, i.e., how the private sector, government, and non-government organizations consider the values and tradeoffs associated with various sustainability goals, with other quantitative analyses when approaching business, investing and policy decisions. The candidate will be skilled in the field of industrial ecology and the associated technical and scientific tools used to conduct scientific analyses. Securing external grant support for research projects is imperative. The candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse, multicultural and transdisciplinary global program. The candidate will maintain high pedagogical standards and contribute to our positive, engaging scholastic community. Teaching responsibilities: The candidate is expected to teach three courses per year. Potential teaching responsibilities include one course to fulfill teaching needs within the ABE department’s programs, one course focusing on life cycle analysis and one course relating to ethics/industrial ecology. The ABE department fosters a highly collaborative scholastic culture supporting course and curriculum development. Undergraduate and graduate student advising is expected. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department: It is the mission of the ABE department to advance global sustainability through engineering sciences, business, and technical management of biological and agricultural systems. In addition to comprehensive transdisciplinary research, outreach and service activities in bioproducts, food and bioprocessing, natural resource engineering and agricultural systems, the ABE department supports undergraduate and graduate resident education programs in: Biological Engineering (undergraduate), Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.) and BioRenewable Systems (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.), and the interdisciplinary Environmental Resource Management major. For more information visit our site at http://www.abe.psu.edu.

The Rock Ethics Institute: The successful candidate will hold a 50% appointment in the Rock Ethics Institute as one of a transformative series of tenure-track appointments designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics-informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the University curriculum. The Rock Ethics Institute seeks candidates who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics into undergraduate and graduate curricula. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. One degree (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) must be from a scientific, engineering, or technology field. Candidate must have performed research or taken coursework related to industrial ecology and life cycle analysis. Formal training or directly relevant experience in ethics, ethical decision-making or ethics education is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. Communication, creative leadership, congeniality, and the ability to work cooperatively among a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, industry and agency groups is essential in our department and university. Application: Job application review will begin on January 1, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Candidates must provide a single PDF file containing in the following order: cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; statement of research interests; statement of teaching interests; statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the Rock Ethics Institute’s mission and how a position within the Institute is likely to augment their own work; 3 relevant publications; list of at least 3 professional references. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Jeffrey Catchmark, The Pennsylvania State University at jmc102@psu.edu.

Call for Papers/Themed Sessions International Society for Environmental Ethics

2019 Central Division Meeting

American Philosophical Association

The Westin Downtown Denver

February 20-23, 2019
https://www.apaonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=968457&group=

 

Submissions Due: November 20, 2018

 

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) group sessions at the 2019 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held February 20-23, 2019, in Denver, CO.

 

The ISEE invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes presentation) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author-meets-critics, etc.). People working in any area of ethics concerning environmental issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

Submission Procedure:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit either: (1) a 300-word abstract, or (2) a full paper (approx. 3000 words).

 

  • For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles for each paper/presentation. Paper abstracts (of up to 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

 

  • Names, Affiliations, and Emails of each paper/presenter/chair are needed in your submission.

 

  • Materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:

 

Robert Figueroa (ISEE Treasurer) at Robert.Figueroa@oregonstate.edu

Please include “ISEE-APA” in the subject line.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 20, 2018.

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities

Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities JOB# 12660

Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in environmental humanities beginning August, 2019. Those with a background in environmental history, environmental philosophy, environmental religious studies, or the equivalent are eligible to apply. We particularly solicit applications from scholars committed to cross-disciplinary and/or public-facing scholarship that connects environmental humanities research to other initiatives at ASU and engages publics outside the university.

Arizona State University is the nation’s leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Sustainability is central to ASU’s mission, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the university’s several initiatives, such as sustainable food systems, religion and ecology, energy and society, indigenous sacred practices and land, biology and society, and environmental justice. Job duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, engaging in research, and participating in university service as appropriate to rank.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
•    Ph.D. in history, philosophy, or religious studies or its equivalent at time of appointment
•    Research focus in any branch of the environmental humanities, such as environmental history, environmental ethics, or religion and ecology, etc.
•    Demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration and/or public engagement

Desired qualifications include:
•    Ability to forge connections between SHPRS and other units at ASU, including the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
•    Evidence of public engagement
•    Demonstrated excellence in the classroom
•    Ability to engage non-western approaches to environment
•    Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/57475:
•    Cover letter addressed to Environmental Humanities Search Committee
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Writing sample (no more than 50 pages)
•    Contact information for three references

Application deadline is December 18, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Questions can be directed to Christopher Jones, search committee chair, at cjones36@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html, https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

VAP in Environmental Humanities

Description

The Environmental Studies Program at The College of Wooster seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in environmental humanities, to begin August 2019. Position provides opportunity to be part of a growing interdisciplinary undergraduate program as it establishes itself as a major on campus. We seek a scholar with training in an arts or humanities discipline but with a multidisciplinary perspective focused on environmental issues and/or the human relationship with the environment. We especially welcome candidates engaging with the link between environmental and social justice. Candidate should have a PhD by the appointment date.

Qualifications

In addition to a strong research program, a commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. The successful applicant will teach at least one introductory environmental studies course and at least one intermediate or upper-level course covering their area(s) of expertise. Depending on interest, the individual may also mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. A two-semester teaching load consists of 6 regular courses, or 5 courses plus mentoring of senior research projects. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

To Apply

Applications are being managed exclusively through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/56404

APA Eastern ISEE Program

International Society for Environmental Ethics

2019 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

January 7-10, 2019, New York NY

 

Session 1

January 8 (tentative)

Subject: Future Generations and Justice

Chair: TBD

 

Speaker: Alex Richardson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Title: Capability Deprivation as Intergenerational Harm

 

Speaker: Tom Randall (University of Western Ontario)

Title: Care Ethics, Climate Change, and Future Generations

 

Speaker: Rafael Ziegler (Universität Greifswald)

Title: Double Sufficientarianism

 

Session 2

January 8 (tentative)

Subject: Emissions, Energy, and Worldviews of the Anthropocene

Chair: TBD

 

Speaker: Eamon Aloyo (Leiden University)

Title: Individual Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Harm, and Coercion

 

Speaker: Mark Cooper (Murdoch University)

Title: Negentropism: An Ecological Theory of Value Based on Energy

 

Speaker: Agostino Cera (University of Basilicata)

Title: The Limit of Responsibility: The Ethical Paradox of the Anthropocene

 

Speaker: Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo (University of Ghana)

Title: African Indigenous Ecological Knowledge & the Moral Standing of the Earth

PhD position in environmental ethics at the University of Zurich

 

The Ethics Research Institute at the University of Zurich is looking for a PhD student (funded for 3-4 years) in environmental ethics. The research will take place in an interdisciplinary research project called “People’s Place in Nature” which focuses on therelations that people have in and with nature and addresses the question of the role that such relations could play in the argumentation for a considerate and responsible interaction with nature.

In this project, philosophers from the Ethics Research Institute collaborate closely with social scientists from the human geography department, the project is integrated into a larger research consortium including ecologists and environmental scientists.

The PhD project could address one of the following general topics:

  • –  Different types of environmental values
  • –  The moral foundation of environmental responsibilities
  • –  Environmental virtue ethics
  • –  The ethical limitations of the ecosystem service concept
  • –  The role of technology in the human-nature relationship

    The candidate should:

  • –  Have a master degree in philosophy at the moment of starting the PhD position
  • –  Have thorough knowledge of environmental ethics
  • –  Be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • –  Be able to start the PhD position ideally in January 2019

    The application should include the following documents: – CV

  • –  Motivation letter, in which the candidate highlights previous occupations with environmental ethics
  • –  A one-two page description of the research questions that the candidate is interested in and the approach he or she would use to address these questions.

    Please send the application (in English) as a single PDF document todeplazes@ethik.uzh.ch by the 31st of October 2018