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Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Environmental Justice
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
Environmental Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 108022
Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description


The Environmental Justice Program and the Department of Philosophy of Georgetown University seek to appoint a philosopher of Environmental Justice in Fall 2023. We welcome applications from outstanding scholars to be appointed at the Associate Professor level. While the central discipline of interest is Philosophy, we seek a candidate with research foci in some mix of Environmental Science, Climate Science, Distributive Justice, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology of Science. As a member of the EJP research community, this position will be invited to contribute to the seminars, working paper series, and other research activities of the EJP.  

About the Environmental Justice Program

Georgetown University’s Environmental Justice Program brings together researchers from across the social sciences, sciences, and humanities to advance frameworks and solutions for just transitions to ecological sustainability. For this position of Associate Professor, we seek a colleague with an earned PhD in Philosophy, outstanding scholarship, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary environmental work. We seek candidates with a collaborative mindset and who are interested in fostering a highly creative, interdisciplinary research and teaching environment.

EJP builds new integrated dynamical models – which combine financial macro-economics, complexity economics, climate sciences, and geophysics – and studies the political and social conditions of implementation of the fair sustainability scenarios that these models make it possible to identify.  The purpose of these models and scenarios is to provide a toolkit to governments, businesses and communities affected by the ecological crisis to guide mitigation and adaptation action and to minimize the impact on marginalized populations.

About the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is a pluralistic department that contributes centrally to the University’s core commitments to “justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character.” We value and promote a variety of approaches to philosophical reflection, including traditional research in contemporary philosophical problems, the study of the history of philosophy, practically engaged and public-facing philosophy, all in both the Anglophone and international linguistic traditions. We have broad strengths in traditional fields of philosophical inquiry, including ethical theory and practical ethics (especially bioethics), social and political philosophy, philosophy of language, epistemology, and the Catholic philosophical tradition. We are currently building a focus in philosophical approaches to race, as well as philosophical traditions rooted in the thought of disadvantaged or marginalized racial groups.          


The disciplinary possibilities are wide, but include an earned doctorate in Philosophy or equivalent along with a keen awareness of issues at the intersection of environmental science, social justice, and ethics, and ability to contribute to their clarification and resolution.

We seek candidates with collaborative mindsets, interested in fostering a highly creative, interdisciplinary research and teaching, including those working on non-traditional interventions. Candidates should have a strong interest in cultivating transdisciplinary dialogue between natural and social sciences focused on climate; a familiarity with the epistemology of natural versus social sciences in light of complexity theory; and a strong interest in helping both academic communities and decision makers think in terms of environmental (especially climate) justice when evaluating different pathways to a sustainable ecological transition.

The tenure home is Philosophy and the appointment will be joint between the Environmental Justice Program and the Philosophy Department, with a secondary appointment in Georgetown University’s Earth Commons Institute (https://earthcommons.georgetown.edu)

To apply

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, and a current c.v. with contact information for three referees. Applications received by December 23 are guaranteed full consideration, but we will consider all applications received until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to James Mattingly, [email protected].

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/118060
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: December 23, 2022, 12:00am MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name James Mattingly
Contact email
Contact phone 2406439281
Time created November 23, 2022, 4:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 21, 2023, 8:03pm MST
Expired on May 21, 2023, 8:46pm MST
Last updated February 9, 2024, 10:24pm UTC
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