JOB – Summer Instructors, Middlebury School of the Environment (VT)

The Middlebury School of the Environment at Middlebury College, Vermont, is now accepting applications for four faculty positions for Summer 2015 (June 17 to July 31). There is one position available in each of the following fields: Environmental Humanities, Environmental Social Sciences, Environmental Art, and Environmental Science. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Continue reading

WORKSHOP – Uncertainty in Climate Change Research

Uncertainty is present in all phases of climate change research from the physical science (e.g., projections of future climate) to the impacts through to the effort to make decisions regarding mitigation and adaptation across different spatial scales. This theme will embrace all aspects of uncertainty in climate change research, providing a pedagogic whole for students, post docs, and early career scientists interested in any and all aspects of climate change. advanced study program Continue reading

PUBLICATION – Vertigo: la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement

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Volume 13, number 2 of the Quebec electronic journal “Vertigo” has just come out, having as its main theme “Environmental controversy: expertise and expertise in expertise”. The full (electronic) version of the journal (in French) is available on this link.

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JOB – Postdoc, Metaphysics of Species & Gene Concepts

FieldMuseumScience and Education, The Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Integrative Research Center (IRC) at the Field Museum seeks a philosopher of biology or similarly qualified individual for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, focusing on the metaphysics of species and gene concepts.  At the Field Museum there is a strong research component pursuing species-level systematics using molecular data.  To integrate this research, investigations are underway to assess similarities and differences of species delimitation involving both different methods (algorithms) and different taxonomic groups.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact closely with the scientists working in the IRC to investigate the metaphysical nature of the species and gene concepts at play in the diverse research programs participating in this integrative effort.  An important emphasis will be assessing the ontological commitment made by these concepts, if any, and determining possible consequences for biodiversity inventory and conservation.

To Applyspecies

Interested applicants may submit their application to Olivier Rieppel, Director, Integrative Research Center, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA. Or

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of interests, and the names of three referees.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013.

WORKSHOP – Roles of Climate Models

TUE LogoThe Roles Climate Models: Epistemic, Ethical, and Socio-Political Perspectives

  • Place: IPO Building, Room 0.11, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Oct. 31st – Nov. 1st


Climate models influence our understanding of climate change, its causes and its future. They are a central technology of climate science. But they are also sources of information for far-reaching policy decisions, sites of multidisciplinary integration, products of distributed epistemic labor, and much more. As a consequence, climate models are of significant interest to scholars in philosophy, history of science, and science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together well-regarded scholars in these fields along with established climate scientists to explore the epistemic, ethical and socio-political roles that climate models play, their interactions and implications.


  • Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds)
  • Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University)
  • Rafaela Hillerbrand (Deflt University of Technology)
  • Kristen Intemann (Montana State University)
  • Joyashree Roy (Jadavpur University)
  • Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
  • David Sexton (the MET Office)
  • Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)
  • Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology)
  • Erica Thompson (London School of Economics)
  • Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh)


We have a limited amount of space for extra participants and some funding for PhD students and Postdocs. If you would like to participate, please email Joel Katzav ( and explain your interest in participating.



  • Joel Katzav (TU-Eindhoven)
  • Wendy Parker (Durham)
  • Johan Schot (TU-Eindhoven)


Support for the workshop is being provided by the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, and the Durham Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society.

JOB – Tenure-Track Position in Human-Environment Interaction

Anthropology LogoThe Department of Anthropology at Stanford University seeks an innovative scholar for a tenure track faculty appointment in the area of the anthropology of human-environment interactions. We seek a motivated, broad thinking scholar whose research focuses on the human dimensions of environmental or resource systems. Research areas could include food, food systems, and food security; natural resource management (including questions surrounding conservation, water and water rights, forests, fisheries, energy, etc.); subsistence and livelihoods; and studies of urban environments, including studies deploying geographic information science. In addition to establishing a vigorous research program, the successful candidate is expected to be a strong participant in Stanford’s interdisciplinary institutes of environment and energy. The successful candidate is also expected to teach classes and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience as well as future plans in these areas and curriculum vitae. Please submit the requested materials in .pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, Applicants should request 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.