Position: Managing Editor
Status: This is an hourly contracted (non-employee) position requiring an average time commitment of 30 hours/month
Reports to: Director of Operations
Location: Managing Editor’s current location
Compensation: Dependent on experience
The Natural Areas Association (NAA) is seeking a Managing Editor (ME) for the Natural Areas Journal (NAJ). This contracted, part-time position averages 30 hours/month (the hours/week will vary) and will formally begin in mid-late June 2016 (or as soon as filled). The Managing Editor will work from their current location. The current ME and/or production manager will be available to facilitate a smooth transition, and to ensure continuity and the ongoing success of the NAJ.
Natural Areas Journal Background The NAJ is the NAA’s flagship publication. The Journal provides a forum for communication among persons involved in the identification, preservation, protection, and management of natural areas and elements of biological diversity. The NAJ focus is on nature preserves, natural areas, state or national parks, rare and endangered species, land preservation, and practical approaches to natural areas work. The Journal includes peer-reviewed original research articles on applied conservation biology, ecological restoration, natural areas management, ecological assessment and monitoring, invasive and exotic species management, habitat protection, fire ecology, natural areas identification, natural areas programs and conservation ethics.
The Journal is published quarterly and is available in hardcopy and online to NAA members. A sample issue can be viewed online via the NAA website, naturalareas.org (you may contact the NAA for guest online access or to request a sample hardcopy at email@example.com). More information is available on the NAA website: www.naturalareas.org.
Each issue averages 100-120 pages and generally contains 10-12 articles, plus editorial content and 5 book reviews. The managing editor (a contracted position) is responsible for all tasks involved in the development/production of the Journal that occur after manuscripts have been peer-reviewed and accepted by the editor, up to the time of transmittal to the Production Manager, who is responsible for the design/layout of the issue and sending the print-ready files to the printer, Allen Press.
- Present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action.
- Examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy.
- Take inspiration from No Impact Man and participate in your own experimental lifestyle activities to examine your sustainability footprint.
ENVIR 495 B: The Nature Essay – NEW COURSE
- Explore the genre of the nature essay through reading, analysis and engagement with the natural world.
- Examine famous and impactful texts by Rachel Carson, Barry Lopez and Henry David Thoreau; pick apart the texts, see what makes them work, and then create your own compelling nature writing!
- Produce inspiring nature essays in a workshop style class and learn how writing can galvanize environmental movements.
- Learn more about American waste production and disposal; where does it go? Who does it impact?
- Explore trans-boundary dumping and the environmental, economic and ethical costs of waste in this country.
- Examine the history and current state of American waste through an eco-justice lens.
B H 201, Topics in Bioethics (SLN#10980)
Spring quarter course for freshmen & sophomores as well as all undergrads
Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20, 109 Condon Hall
Course Chair: Dr. Erika Blacksher, Bioethics & Humanities
2 cr hybrid course, guest lecturers, lecture/discussion forma, readings, weekly quizes
ethics | biology | medicine | life sciences | biotechnology | politics | law | philosophy
DEFINITION OF BIOETHICS: a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine
Why did the field of bioethics develop and how has it changed over time? This 200-level (blended online/in class) course addresses these questions, introducing freshmen and sophomores to major topics in clinical, research, and population health ethics as well as to methods of ethical analysis. Lectures and class activities begin with the events that prompted the birth of bioethics and move on to staple issues of informed consent, end-of-life care, resource allocation in health care, clinical and genomic research, and public health
ethics. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with core and affiliate bioethics faculty with a diverse range of scholarly expertise and to learn more about the bioethics minor.
This course is a hybrid online course, with at least 50% of content conveyed online in some form. This will include online “mini-lectures” students will watch and weekly online quizzes that students will take to test their knowledge of the lectures and readings. Weekly class assignments and activities may take place in the classroom or online or some combination thereof, as specified by the instructor.
PHIL 241 Topics in Ethics: Research Ethics
TTh 11:30-12:50 plus a F quiz section (11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20)
I&S/VLPA, Optional “W” credit
Is there research that scientists shouldn’t do?
- Are scientists responsible for harm caused by their research?
- What role do (or should) social values play in science?
- Can risks to animal or human subjects can be justified in the name of science?
- What does scientific fraud teach us about research integrity?
- How do scientists navigate the conflicting demands of funding agencies, industry, stakeholders, and their own research communities?
- Should scientists play an active role in policy debates that depend on the results of their research?
Every aspect of our lives is affected by scientific research. Most of us will be research subjects at one time or another; all of us are affected by science-based policies; our everyday-lives have been transformed by the results of scientific research – in good and bad ways
Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St) and take the stairs down the to the third floor.
Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!
MEDIC at UW
University of Washington Student Organization
Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities