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Postdoctoral research fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year 

 

The Research Group in Environmental & Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) in association with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) is launching a competition for a postdoctoral research fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year ($43,000/year, gross salary). Subject to evaluation, the position is renewable for an additional nine months.

 

The fellowship is open to applicants whose research is on environmental and animal ethics, broadly conceived. Candidates whose work connects with one or more of the following topics are particularly invited to apply:

  1. Fundamental normative issues in animal ethics and/or environmental ethics;

  2. Practical issues related to our relationship to non-human animals and nature;

  3. Scientific knowledge and epistemological approaches that can help to elucidate our relationship with non-human entities.

More information: https://greea.ca/en/news/call-for-applications-postdoctoral-research-fellowship-cre-greea-2021-22-deadline-april-16-2021/
Deadline to submit an application: April 16, 2021
For any questions, please feel free to contact: ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

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Le Groupe de recherche en éthique environnementale et animale (GRÉEA), en partenariat avec le Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ), lance un concours de stage postdoctoral rémunéré pour l’année académique 2021-2022 (43 000$/an, salaire brut), avec un renouvellement possible de neuf mois après évaluation.

Le stage postdoctoral s’adresse aux candidat·es dont les recherches se situent en éthique environnementale et éthique animale, compris dans un sens large. Les candidat·es dont les travaux s’inscrivent dans au moins l’un des trois axes de recherche listés ci-dessous sont particulièrement invité·es à postuler :

  1. Les enjeux normatifs fondamentaux de l’éthique animale et/ou de l’éthique environnementale;

  2. Les questions pratiques qui entourent nos rapports aux animaux et à la nature;

  3. Les connaissances scientifiques et les considérations épistémologiques qui nous permettent de penser nos relations avec le non-humain.

Plus d'informations : https://greea.ca/nouvelles-fr/appel-a-candidatures-stage-postdoctoral-cre-greea-2021-22-date-limite-16-avril-2021/
Date limite pour candidater : 16 avril 2021
Pour toute question, n'hésitez pas à envoyer un message à : ely.mermans@umontreal.ca

-- Ely Mermans (iel, il/lui - they/them) Candidat·e au doctorat en philosophie, Université de Montréal-CIRST, Université Paris 1-IHPST Coordinateurice du GRÉEA, greea.ca

POSTPONED: International Society for Environmental Ethics 17th Annual Summer Meeting

The 17th Annual Summer Meeting will be postponed due to COVID-19 until October 15-18. More information to follow shortly

Topic Action and the Climate Crisis

Original date: July 6-9, 2020
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon
, USA

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY

https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3490  

 

Cross-appointed in Dalhousie's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Philosophy, the successful candidate will conduct research on either philosophy of microbiology and evolutionary biology or the epistemology of models and computer simulations as part of the project, Testing “It’s the song, not the singer(s)”: microbiomes to Gaia. Ideal candidates should have, in addition to background in one or the other of the above two research areas, some familiarity with and interest in feminist epistemologies of science or Indigenous or other ‘non-Western’ ontologies. A recent PhD in Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies is required. 

 

The appointment is for two years and will begin some time after July 1, 2020. While the fellow will be expected to move to Nova Scotia, there is the possibility that they will need to begin the fellowship at a distance, should the current global health crisis make moving to Canada or Halifax effectively impossible by the start date. Salary $45,000/annum plus available fringe benefits (including some funds for accessibility supports) and support for conference travel. Canadians and non-Canadians will be considered. 

 

To apply please follow the instructions at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3490. Consideration of candidates will begin on May 22, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Queries can be sent to either Ford Doolittle (ford@dal.ca) or Letitia Meynell (Letitia.Meynell@dal.ca).

 

Project description:

PIs on this project are Ford Doolittle in Dalhousie’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Letitia Meynell in Dalhousie’s Department of Philosophy and, and Joe Bielawski in Dalhousie’s Departments of Biology and Mathematics and Statistics is a co-applicant.

 

“It’s the song, not the singer” (ITSNTS) theory was developed to legitimize and supplant claims that we and our microbiomes (“holobionts”) – or complex communities more generally (maximally, the biosphere) – are units of selection (“Darwinian individuals”). ITSNTS holds that it is the processes implemented, not the implementing taxa (individually or collectively) that are the relevant units, evolving through differential persistence and recruitment of implementing taxa, not differential reproduction. ITSNTS engages and challenges traditional philosophical concerns about individuality, function, causation, emergence and hierarchy, is increasingly relevant biomedically (as in the new discipline of “microbiomics”), and should provide a much-needed and novel theoretical underpinning for evolutionary biology and ecology.

 

However, ITSNTS theory needs further theoretical development (as philosophy), further grounding in evidence from genomic and metagenomic databases, and establishment of relevant parameters through carefully constructed computer models. Along with these empirical and computational modelling challenges, many theoretical, ontological and, indeed, political implications are yet to be worked out. We believe the radical ontology of ITSNTS promises to have significant ramifications for how we think about various biological systems, implications that reach beyond the foundational applications in evolutionary theory, medicine, or the environmental sciences to the way we think about our relationships with other organisms and the place of humans in nature.

 

Duties:

The fellow will be expected to work closely with the rest of the research team developing their own research projects, working on collaborative projects, and providing other team members with feedback on their projects. They will have opportunities to present their research to scientific, philosophical, and interdisciplinary audiences at Dalhousie as well as support for presenting at national and international venues. They will be expected to organize an interdisciplinary evolution studies reading group. Although there will be no requirement to teach we anticipate that there will be opportunities to teach.

 

About Dalhousie:

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population.

 

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

 

Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar - Feminist Technoscience Studies

Wellesly College, Wellesley, MA (USA) 

Application  Deadline April 1

 

The Women's and Gender Studies Department invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of feminist technoscience studies. In a rapidly changing world shaped by globalization, technological disruption, and environmental crisis, the field of feminist technoscience holds revolutionary potential to upend and remake the very categories in which bodies, systems, and knowledge are made and protected. We envision hosting a fellow whose interests advances the department's established expertise, and are especially interested in scholars who focus on social justice and intersectionality.

The Mellon Postdoc would teach two courses each year. We seek candidates who are committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution.

For more information visit: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2885

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity/Concours de stages postdoctoraux du CRÉ 2020-2021

Application Deadline April 15th, 2020

La date limite pour la réception des candidatures est le 15 avril 2020

http://www.lecre.umontreal.ca/concours-de-stages-postdoctoraux-du-cre-2020-2021/

The Centre for Research on Ethics (CRE) located at Université de Montréal invites applications for its postdoctoral research fellowship (gross salary up to $40 500.00$/year) for the period of the academic year 2020-2021. Subject to evaluation, the position is renewable for an additional nine months.

 

The mission of the CRE is to contribute to research in ethics and to the quality of graduate training in all fields of ethics from meta-ethics to applied questions. We encourage applications from researchers working on themes related to the research axes of the CRÉ : ethics and economics, ethics and the environment, ethics and health, ethics and politics, meta-ethics. We also admit applications from other disciplines, like ethics and deliberation, animal ethics, ethics of artificial intelligence, etc., provided their research is directly linked to questions in ethics. CRE is an interuniversity Center. Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of the French and English languages to be able to participate in the activities of the centre.

 

Eligibility:

  • In order to apply, candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. after April 30, 2015.

  • Applicants must have defended their thesis before September 1, 2020.

Application deadline is April 15th, 2020

Please send your dossier, by email, to Valéry Giroux, CRÉ coordinator, at : valery.giroux@umontreal.ca. If you or your respondants do not receive acknowlegment within 24hrs, please call (514) 343-6111 #2958.

Le Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) logé à l’Université de Montréal est heureux d’offrir plusieurs stages postdoctoraux rémunérés (salaire brut de 40 500.00$/an) pour l’année académique 2020-2021, avec possibilité de renouvellement après évaluation, pour neuf mois de plus. 

La mission du CRÉ est de contribuer à la recherche interdisciplinaire et à la qualité de la formation dans les domaines de l’éthique fondamentale et appliquée. Nous encourageons les applications qui proviennent de chercheurs/ses oeuvrant dans les axes de recherche principaux du CRÉ : éthique fondamentale, éthique et politique, éthique et santé, éthique et économie, éthique et environnement. Nous recevons également les candidatures provenant de disciplines diverses, comme l’éthique et la délibération, l’éthique animale, l’éthique de l’intelligence artificielle ou autres, pourvu que leur sujet de recherche soit en rapport direct avec des problématiques éthiques. Le CRÉ est un groupe de recherche québécois interuniversitaire et bilingue. Les candidat(e)s doivent avoir une maîtrise du français et de l’anglais qui leur permette de participer aux activités du CRÉ.

 

Règles générales :

  • Pour postuler, il faut avoir obtenu un doctorat après le 30 avril 2015.

  • Il faut également avoir soutenu la thèse au plus tard le 1er septembre 2020

Veuillez envoyer votre dossier, en version électronique, à l’attention de Valéry Giroux, coordonnatrice du CRÉ, à l’adresse suivante : valery.giroux@umontreal.ca. Si vous ou vos répondants ne recevez pas d’accusé de réception dans les 24 heures, prière d’appeler au (514) 343-6111 poste 2958.

Opening: Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication at University of Winnipeg
Applications should be received no later than February 18, 2020


The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Environmental Communication.

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, communication, or a related discipline. The candidate will have demonstrated 1) a clear potential for establishing an international scholarly reputation through a promising research program, 2) a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and 3) a commitment to curriculum and program development.

 

Ideally, the candidate's research and teaching interests will focus on one or more of the following areas:
environmental rhetoric and discourse, climate change communication, green movements, green campaigns, environmental media and journalism, environmental justice, discourses on alternative energy, science communication, and science disinformation.

Applications must include the following: a letter of application addressed to Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers (Department Chair), a curriculum vitae, at least one writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Applications must be submitted online via the University of Winnipeg's online recruitment system: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/employment.html. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent either by email or airmail to: 
Taremekedzwa Muvingi, BSc
Department Assistant
Rhetoric, Writing and Communications
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada
Tel: 204.258.3865
Email: t.muvingi[at]uwinnipeg.ca


For full consideration, applications should be received no later than February 18, 2020. Consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.
 

New Publication from McGill-Queens (2019)

Canadian Environmental Philosophy

Edited by C. Tyler DesRoches, Frank Jankunis and Byron Williston

 

Canadian Environmental Philosophy is the first collection of essays to take up theoretical

and practical issues in environmental philosophy today, from a Canadian perspective. 

The essays cover various subjects, including ecological nationalism, the legacy of

Grey Owl, the meaning of “outside” to Canadians, the paradigm shift from mechanism to

ecology in our understanding of nature, the meaning and significance of the Anthropocene,

the challenges of biodiversity protection in Canada, the conservation status of crossbred

species in the age of climate change, and the moral status of ecosystems. This wide range

of topics is as diverse and challenging as the Canadian landscape itself. 

Given the extent of humanity's current impact on the biosphere - especially evident with

anthropogenic climate change and the ongoing mass extinction - it has never been more

urgent for us to confront these environmental challenges as Canadian citizens and citizens

of the world. Canadian Environmental Philosophy galvanizes this conversation from the

perspective of this place.

https://www.mqup.ca/canadian-environmental-philosophy-products-9780773556676.php#!prettyPhoto

 
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