Tenure-track Assistant Professor position available – Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor – Modern/Contemporary Political Theory

ASPECT and the Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Virginia Tech

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern/Contemporary Political Theory, with strengths in at least one of the following areas: Environmental Political Theory; Security and Political Theory; Political Theory and Governance. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical and research skills with the potential to achieve a national research profile along with excellence in teaching and service. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and typically a large Introduction to Political Theory lower-division course. This position will begin August 10, 2016.

ESS Distinguished Scholar Award 2016

Peter Dauvergne

The International Studies Association is proud to announce that Peter Dauvergne, Professor of International Relations at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and founding and former editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics has been named the 2016 recipient of the Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Distinguished Scholar Award.

Dauvergne is a seminal scholar of global environmental politics who has sought to unpack the unseen and complex political and economic forces that link global markets, civil society and international actors with global environmental change. Through his 13 books and over 80 peer-reviewed articles—covering subjects from eco-consumerism and deforestation to patronage networks, corporatization and the dynamics of social protest—Dauvergne has shaped the study and teaching of global environmental politics at the intersection of international relations and environmental studies.

SPROUT AWARD nominations are coming in


Close to 50 nominations have come in for the Sprout Award 2015 so far, and the committee is in the process of going through the nominations. These have come in from the following publishers so far:

  1. Edward Elgard
  2. Ecovision
  3. UP of Kentucky
  4. Yale UP
  5. Oxford
  6. Polity
  7. University of Georgia Press
  8. MIT
  9. Cambridge UP
  10. Routledge
  11. Oxford
  12. Greystone
  13. Columbia
  14. Minnesota
  15. Simon and Schuster


Call for proposals – ISA 2016

The call for proposals for the 57th ISA Annual Convention in Atlanta (16-19 March 2016) has been out for a few days now. Allow us to draw your attention to a number of exciting formats that you may propose to the Environmental Studies Section  – from regular papers and panels to roundtables, innovative panels, working groups and career courses.

Below we like to give you some more information about the different formats (including their different links and deadlines) – and highly encourage you to submit. We very much look forward to your proposals!

All best wishes,

Fariborz Zelli

Nominations for Graduate Student Paper Award

We would like to remind you to nominate papers written and presented by graduate students at the 2015 ISA annual conference in New Orleans, for the Environmental Studies Section Graduate Student Paper Award.

Please send your nominations with a copy of the paper (in MS Word or pdf format) by no later than June 1st by e-mail to ESS Chair Susan Park (susanpark@sydney.edu.au).

Please note:

  • Graduate students may nominate their own papers as well.
  • Graduate student papers that have been co-authored with professors are not eligible for nomination for the best graduate student paper.

ESS members wanted for service on ISA committees (beyond our section)

Dear Colleagues:
Each year the ISA President-Elect is asked to nominate members to serve on several committees of ISA. Please contact t.paul (at) mcgill.ca  for a list of committees that need to be filled next year.
In your recommendation or self nomination, please make sure you pay adequate attention to the full spectrum of ISA membership, in particular women, Non-North American members (especially from the Global South),  minorities and other under represented groups, senior and junior colleagues,  those who are regular attendees of ISA conferences, as well as those who  likely will devote some of their time to the committee work. It will also help if you  mention different committees that they, or you yourself, may be able to serve.
Please send your recommendations to t.paul (at) mcgill.ca directly by April 30th, with their email addresses and web links.
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