Benson Center Scholar in Residence – Philosophy / Center for Values and Social Policy

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applications to join our interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence. Selections will be made on the basis of candidates’ ability to promote the larger mission of the Benson Center. The Benson Center Scholar in Residence is a one-year, non-tenure-track, Scholar-in-Residence, at-will appointment. Position will start Fall 2021.
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 mission of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization is to explore the culture, languages and ideas of the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to modern society. The Center is especially concerned with the values that emerge from that tradition, and their ongoing role in the institutions of the United States. Integral to this mission is the Center’s commitment to fostering research, debate and dialogue on the fundamental issues of our time – moral, political and economic. Our aim is to promote a lively and balanced conversation that respects both conservative and liberal ideals, thus fostering the full diversity of political, economic and philosophical perspectives on the CU Boulder campus.

The central objective of the Philosophy Department’s Center for Values and Social Policy is to serve as a non-partisan, campus-wide resource for supporting research, teaching, and public outreach about normative issues that are closely connected to matters of social policy. This includes work in applied normative philosophy, broadly construed to include work in applied moral, social, political, and legal philosophy as well as related philosophical work that takes place at a more theoretical level.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Scholars in Residence should expect to teach one course in the fall and one course in the spring. They will additionally engage the learning mission of the University in other ways. They will participate regularly in the extended community of the Center and the home department through attendance at lectures, engagement with students, and participation in the academic life of the University.

Candidates will be expected to participate regularly in the extended community of both the Center for Western Civilization, Thought, and Policy and the Center for Values and Social Policy, through attendance at lectures, engagement with students, and participation in the academic life of the University.

What You Should Know

The appointment will begin in August 2021. Scholars-In Residence will be given office space and University of Colorado privileges.

What We Can Offer



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What We Require

Candidates are expected to hold a terminal degree at the time of appointment.

What We Would Like You To Have

Priority will be given to those whose work closely aligns with the Benson Center’s mission.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter addressing the following: An extended letter of interest should describe in some detail the candidate’s fit with the Center’s larger mission, and it should also describe a research or intellectual project to be accomplished over the course of the year and teaching related goals. The letter should articulate the intellectual significance of this project, the sort of tangible results that will be achieved by the end of the appointment, and how those results can contribute to the Center, a home department and the broader university community.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  4. Statement Describing Research Related Goals
  5. Writing Sample(s) (combine into one document if submitting more than one)

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.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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: Lily Welch

Posting Contact Email: lily.welch@Colorado.EDU

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