JOB – Asst. Prof., Oregon State, Environmental Philosophy

Oregon_State_University_logoThe Philosophy Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.


  • This position will work in environmental philosophy, broadly construed, with an emphasis on social and political issues.  Research interests in policy-relevant environmental justice, ecological justice, or environmental political theory are central and may be complimented by work in areas such as: critical race theory, global justice and development, indigenous peoples, feminist theory, or disability studies, etc.
  • Competence with philosophy of science issues in biodiversity, ecology, etc. is also desirable.
  • PhD in philosophy or closely related field required prior to appointment.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

OSu Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. Cover Letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. Writing sample uploaded as Other Document.
  4. Statement of research interests uploaded as Other Document 2.
  5. Statement of teaching interests (including courses taught and summary evaluations, if applicable). Upload as other Document 3.

In addition, at least three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to: Environmental Ethics Search Committee, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Milam 322, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331

For additional information please contact Allen Thompson at

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CALL FOR PAPERS – “Current Developments on Animal and Food Ethics”, PhaenEx


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Call for papers for a special issue of PhaenEx. The Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC/TCEP) on “Current Developments in Animal and Food Ethics”/ “Récents développements en éthique animale et en éthique alimentaire”

We are looking for papers related (but not limited to) the following:
→ veganism and carnism
→ animal rights and welfare (as well as the recent political shift in animal ethics)
→ critical perspectives on mainstream representations of animals
→ feminist perspectives and relational ethics
→ critical analysis of food imagery and discourses (i.e. advertising campaigns, clichés, etc.)
→ legal and practical difficulties of exposing the conditions in which animals live and die in farming, zoos, circuses and laboratories
→ the welfarist/abolitionist debate
→ the recent ag-gag law in the US
→ ecofeminism and environmentalism

Deadline is July 1st 2013 and all papers will be peer-reviewed.

Send papers to Christiane Bailey and Chloë Taylor:

More info:

Call for papers (PDF):


Voici un appel de texte de PhaenEx, revue de théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (EPTC/TCEP) pour un prochain numéro “Current Developments in Animal and Food Ethics”/ “Récents développements en éthique animale et en éthique alimentaire”

Propositions liées aux sujets suivants sont bienvenues (et sujets connexes):
→ au véganisme et au carnisme
→ à l’éthique animale (et au récent tournant politique des droits des animaux)
→ aux perspectives critiques sur les représentations populaires des animaux (campagnes publicitaires, clichés, etc.)
→ aux perspectives féministes et à l’éthique relationnelle
→ aux difficultés légales et pragmatiques de dénoncer les conditions de vie et de mort des animaux dans les élevages, les zoos, les cirques et les laboratoires
→ au débat abolitionniste-welfariste
→ aux lois visant à limiter l’accès aux élevages aux États-Unis (“ag-gag” laws)
→ environnementalisme et écoféminisme

La date limite est le 1er juillet 2013 et les articles seront soumis à une évaluation à l’aveugle par les pairs.

Envoyez vos articles à Christiane Bailey et Chloë Taylor:

CALL FOR PAPERS – ISEE at the APA, December 27-30, 2013

ISEE Logo #2Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), December 27-30, 2013, Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore.

The International Society for Environmental Ethics invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes running time) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author meets critics, etc.; 2 or 3 hours running time) for the next Eastern Division APA meeting.

Submission of abstracts:

  • For individual paper submissions, please submit a full paper or an
    abstract of 200 words maximum.
  • For themed sessions, please submit title of session, names of presenters
    and an abstract for each paper (if appropriate). Participants should be
    confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.

Materials should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to Benjamin Hale (ISEE Vice-President) at

The deadline for submitting materials and proposals is May 15, 2013.
Decisions on papers will be made near the end of May.

Benjamin Hale
CU Boulder
Assistant Professor
Philosophy Department and
Environmental Studies Program

Director of Graduate Studies
Environmental Studies Program

CALL FOR PAPERS – IAEP at the APA, Dec. 27-30, 2013

IAEP (2)Meeting of The International Association for Environmental Philosophy at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, December 27-30, 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA – Marriott Waterfront.

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites paper proposals in the form of full (1-2 page) abstracts.  Proposals for either individual papers or sessions organized around a specific topic (3-4 presenters) will be considered.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, April 29, 2013.

Notice of selection will arrive by early June.  Note that all presenters must be members of IAEP at the time of the conference.

Please send 1-2 page (single-spaced) proposals in Word format to IAEP Secretary Steven Vogel.  Since individual and panel proposals are chosen through an anonymous review process, each submission should contain two attachments: (1) a cover letter that provides detailed contact information(including physical and electronic addresses and academic affiliation) of the author(s).  In addition, if you anticipate the need for audio-visual equipment should your proposal be accepted please indicate exactly what will be required in this letter (we cannot guarantee it but every effort will be made to accommodate your request). (2) The proposal itself, without any identifying information as to the author(s). In the case of panel proposals, a description of the theme of the panel should be included as well as proposals for each of the papers in the panel.

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the natural environment.  Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages not only discussions of environmental ethics, but of environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, the philosophy of science, political philosophy, ecofeminism, and the philosophy of technology.  IAEP also welcomes a diversity of approaches to these issues, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

CALL FOR PAPERS – The Trumpeter, Under New Management

Deep Ecology - Environmental Ethics

Founded in 1983 by Alan Drengson of the University of Victoria, The Trumpeter is one of the oldest environmental philosophy journals in the world.  Its contributors have included such luminaries as Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, Warwick Fox, Tom Birch, Gary Snyder, Bill Devall, Dave Foreman, Holmes Rolston, III, Michael Zimmerman, Arne Naess, George Sessions, Dolores LaChapelle, Monika Langer, David Abram, Mary Midgley, Valerius Geist, Neil Evernden, Robyn Eckersley, Freya Matthews, Tom Regan, David Suzuki, Michael Soulé, Jim Cheney, Marti Kheel, Catriona Sandilands, Anthony Weston, and Vandana Shiva. It carries forth a proud tradition of philosophically exploring and analyzing environmental concerns at every relevant level.

The Trumpeter is pleased to introduce its new editorial leadership.

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, a co-founder of the European Ecopsychology Society, has moved into the position of as editor-in-chief. He is supported by managing editor Nathan Kowalsky, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, and by assistant managing editor Richard Kover, PhD candidate at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

Call for Papers

The editors wish to encourage high-quality academic submissions for peer review within the scope of the journal, especially deep ecology, eco-phenomenology, eco-psychology, ecofeminism, primitivism, and other forms of ‘radical’ environmental theory. In addition to scholarly articles, The Trumpeter also publishes poetry, narratives, cartoons, and book reviews.  The editors welcome proposals for special issues, and are eager to refresh the journal’s roster of peer reviewers and book reviewers.

Please direct all correspondence to

CALL FOR PAPERS – 17th Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Deadline: March 8, 2013IAEP (2)
Notice of decision: first week of June
October 26 – 28, 2013
Hilton Eugene and Conference Center
Eugene, OR, USA

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) PLUS abstract (75-100 words) in Word format to IAEP Secretary, Steven Vogel, at

Since the selection process is through blind review, proposals should include three attachments:

  1. A cover letter that provides detailed contact information (including physical and electronic addresses & academic affiliation) of the author(s) AND indicates the need for audio/visual equipment, if any.
  2. In a separate document, the abstract, without any identifying information as to the author(s).
  3. In a separate document, the proposal, without any identifying information as to the author(s).

Panel proposals should include an abstract for the panel as a whole (350-500 words) plus cover letter, proposal and abstract for each paper as described above. Each paper proposal will be judged on its own merit.

Each author may submit only 1 proposal for consideration (by IAEP or one of its satellite groups) each year.  Papers previously published or under review for publication will not be accepted. Inclusion on the program is contingent on becoming a dues paying member of IAEP after receiving notification of acceptance.

$100 Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay
Graduate Students: please indicate in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for this prize.  If your proposal is accepted you will be asked to submit a complete paper (3000 words maximum, excluding notes) by September 15. The winner will be announced during the conference.

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the natural environment.  Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy, IAEP encourages papers in the areas of environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, philosophy of science, political philosophy, ecofeminism, philosophy of technology, and the like.  IAEP welcomes a diversity of approaches, including those inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy.

For more information contact executive co-directors