Visiting Scholar Program - Environmental Humanities, The Sydney Environment Institute
Applications will close on Friday January 17, 2020
The Environmental Humanities is a space for experimental, interdisciplinary, and engaged scholarship. At its core, the field is an effort to bring the insights and approaches of the humanities into conversation around some of the most pressing challenges of our day, from climate change and mass extinction, to urbanisation and extraction. It is a field grounded in the insistence that these ‘environmental’ challenges are also inherently social and cultural, and as such they require understandings and responses that take the complexity of human life as seriously as they do the
complexity of ecological, geophysical, and climatic systems. In this way, work in the environmental humanities has sought to foreground human diversity—modes of meaning-making, of valuing, of exposure and vulnerability—to explore how we might move forward in ways that are not only sustainable, but also just, inclusive, and genuinely life-enhancing.
Since its foundation in 2013 the Sydney Environment Institute has played a leading role in fostering the environmental humanities in Australia and beyond. We have hosted key conferences and workshops, been partners in the launch of important book series and journals, and we serve as the hub of the Australia-Pacific observatory within the international Humanities for the Environment initiative.
At present we are home to a variety of collaborative environmental humanities projects in areas that range from Multispecies Justice and Unsettling Ecological Poetics, to Extinction Studies and Everyday Militarisms. In the coming years we aim to deepen and strengthen the conversations and collaborations at the core of the environmental humanities. This means working across disciplines, across universities, but also beyond the university entirely. At the heart of this effort is a desire to cultivate an environmental humanities that is deeply rooted in the insights and approaches of
Indigenous, feminist, anti-racist, and multispecies scholarship, an approach that takes seriously both the immense challenges and the incredible possibilities of our current moment.
Applications are now open to scholars working within the Environmental Humanities:
The 2020 program will enable two scholars to spend time with us in Sydney collaborating, sharing ideas and facilitating conversation in this broad field of research. Visitors will have the opportunity to present a seminar or workshop for postgraduate students or early career researchers, and we are open to other ideas for creative and novel collaboration. SEI will cover a return airfare, accommodation and per diem for a period of two weeks, as well as providing a desk, library access and research support for the visitor’s entire stay. While our funding only covers two weeks in Sydney, we hope that some visitors will be able to connect this funding to a sabbatical or period of study leave to stay on for a longer period. For more information on
funding, visitor activities, eligibility criteria and the application process, please see a detailed description of the program at http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/.
Prospective applicants are welcomed to contact Associate Professor Thom van Dooren (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any further questions. Applications will close on Friday January 17, 2020.
Visiting Research Fellow Program, The Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ), Montreal
Deadline for applications: January 31th, 2020.
The Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) invites applications for its visiting research fellow programme for the period of September 1st 2020 to May 31st 2021.
The length of the stay can vary depending on the dossier and the kind of research envisaged.
The mission of the CRÉ 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: meta-ethics and moral psychology, ethics and politics, ethics and economics, environmental and animal ethics, ethics and health, or in one of our cross-axes research themes, like the ethics of artificial intelligence or feminist ethics for instance. We also admit applications from other disciplines, provided their research is directly linked to questions in ethics.
The fellowship for visiting research fellows varies with the length of the stay and with the circumstances, but consists ordinarily in a partial compensation for the costs of the stay. The selected candidates will have access to an office and perhaps, depending on the agreement, to the infrastructure of the Université de Montréal (libraries, gym, etc.). CRÉ staff will assist them in planning their stay.
In return, the visiting research fellows will conduct their research project as submitted, participate in the academic activities of the centre (conferences, workshops & seminars), and present their work in progress at the centre.
The CRÉ is a bilingual institution. Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of the French and English language to be able to participate in the activities of the centre.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: the nature and quality of the research project and its relevance to the mission of the CRÉ; the quality of previous research by the applicant; potential benefits to the applicant from a stay at the centre.
Candidates should send the following documents to the CRÉ:
A Curriculum Vitae;
An outline of your research project description (1500 words max.);
An article published during the last three years;
Two letters of reference (sent directly to CRÉ before the deadline).
The deadline for applications is January 31th, 2020.
*The postdoctoral fellowship competition will be launched by the end of January 2020.
Please send your dossier, by email, to Valéry Giroux, CRÉ coordinator, at : email@example.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment within three days following your submission, please contact the coordinator at (514) 343-6111 #2958.
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La mission du CRÉ est de contribuer à la recherche en éthique et à la qualité de la formation dans les domaines de l’éthique fondamentale et appliquée.
Nous encourageons les candidatures qui proviennent de chercheur.se.s oeuvrant dans les axes de recherche principaux du CRÉ: éthique fondamentale, éthique et politique, éthique et économie, éthique environnementale et animale, éthique et santé, ou encore dans l’un de nos domaines de recherche inter-axiaux, comme l’éthique de l’intelligence artificielle ou l’éthique féministe. Nous recevons également les candidatures provenant de disciplines diverses, pourvu que leur sujet de recherche soit en rapport direct avec des problématiques éthiques.
La compensation financière octroyée aux chercheur.se.s invité.e.s varie selon la longueur du séjour et selon les circonstances, mais consiste le plus souvent en une contribution aux frais de séjour. Les candidat.e.s auront accès à un bureau et peut-être, selon ce qui sera convenu, aux infrastructures de l’Université de Montréal (bibliothèques, centre sportif, etc.). Ils/elles obtiendront de l’assistance pour l’organisation matérielle du séjour.
En retour, le/la chercheur.se s’engage à mener un projet de recherche conforme à celui soumis lors de sa candidature, à participer aux activités organisées par le Centre (conférences, séminaires et colloques) et à effectuer une présentation de ses travaux en cours dans le cadre de séminaires ou d’ateliers organisés par le Centre.
Le CRÉ est une institution bilingue. Les candidat.e.s doivent avoir une maîtrise du français et de l’anglais leur permettant de participer aux activités du Centre.
Les dossiers seront évalués selon les critères suivants : la nature et la qualité du projet de recherche, ainsi que sa pertinence dans le cadre de la mission du CRÉ ; la qualité des recherches précédentes ; et la capacité du/de la candidat.e à bénéficier des activités du Centre. Les candidats doivent soumettre les documents suivants :
Un curriculum vitae;
Énoncé du projet (1500 mots max.);
Un texte publié au courant des trois dernières années;
Deux lettres de recommandation (envoyées directement au CRÉ avant la date limite du concours).
La date limite pour la réception des candidatures est le 31 janvier 2020.
Veuillez envoyer votre dossier, en version électronique, à l’attention de Valéry Giroux, coordonnatrice du CRÉ, à l’adresse suivante : firstname.lastname@example.org. Si vous ne recevez pas d’accusé de réception dans les 3 jours suivants votre envoi, veuillez communiquer directement avec la coordonnatrice 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: Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent either by email or airmail to:
Taremekedzwa Muvingi, BSc
Rhetoric, Writing and Communications
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada
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.