The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado
Boulder invites applications for the position of Visiting Scholar
in Conservative Thought and Policy. We seek a highly visible
individual who is deeply engaged in either the analytical
scholarship or practice of conservative thought and policymaking,
or both. Thus, applications will be welcome from the academic,
policy, military, and media communities, among others. The term of
the appointment is variable, with a minimum of two to a maximum of
four semesters. The position begins in August 2022.
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 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.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- The Visiting Scholar will continue an open and vigorous
dialogue on campus featuring the principles of conservatism in
historical and contemporary contexts.
- The successful candidate will receive a senior professorial
appointment, without tenure, in the College of Arts and
- Specific duties include teaching undergraduate courses,
delivering public lectures, and organizing visiting speakers and
What We Can Offer
- Faculty with previous University teaching experience will be
hired as Visiting (rank) Professor.
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
- The compensation package is competitive, including relocation
subsidy, dedicated budget, and administrative assistance.
- The hiring salary for this 100% position is $185,000
- This is a senior position intended for professionals who are
advanced in their careers.
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- Candidates are expected to have a PhD at the time of
- Candidates are expected to be highly visible scholars who are
deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of
conservative thinking and policymaking or both.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- 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
Full consideration will be given to all applicants received by
September 8, 2021.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
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