University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a three-year, renewable, non-tenure-track instructor position to begin August 23, 2021. The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, eight courses per school year, with the possibility for teaching one course in the summer (not guaranteed in advance).
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. The University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. See the following website for information about Best Practices to which the department is committed to encouraging and advancing for all who study or teach or work in our department, either in taking courses, pursuing a major or advanced degree, or teaching and engaging in all professional activities arising as part of our educational mission.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

For purposes of performance evaluation, the workload for this position is 85% teaching / 15% service / 0% research. Note: some instructors choose to work on a 75% (3 courses per semester) appointment rather than 100% (4 courses per semester) basis. An agreement on which best serves the successful applicant and the department will be worked out at the time the offer is made.

While the department has a variety of teaching needs, we are understaffed with respect to the following courses in particular: Bioethics; Philosophy & Race; Philosophy & Gender; Global Justice; Philosophy & the International Order; War & Morality; Environmental Ethics; Ethics & Information Technology; Philosophy & Sports.

What You Should Know
75% appointment carries a 3:3 teaching load.
100% appointment carries a 4:4 teaching load.

What We Can Offer

75% Range $39,000 - $44,250.
100% Range $52,000 - $59,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be Engaged. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

PhD in Philosophy or related field (ABD candidates who will have PhD in hand as of August 25, 2021 will be considered), and adequate teaching experience. The latter requirement would be met by any candidate who has been the primary instructor for at least six full credit-hour Philosophy courses. These courses can have been taught while the candidate was a graduate student.

What You Will Need

Effectiveness in the classroom consistent with the goals of undergraduate education in our department, as outlined in various places in this advertisement.

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience as primary instructor teaching at least four full credit-hour Philosophy courses in some subset of the courses our department needs instructional help with (see the list provided elsewhere in this advertisement), while also meeting the minimum teaching experience indicated elsewhere in this advertisement (i.e., primary instructor for six full credit-hour Philosophy courses).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. Three-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  4. Teaching evaluations (either/both peer- and student-based) for courses taught in the past.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2021 for full consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: David Boonin

Posting Contact Email:

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