CWCTP Scholar in Residence (Philosophy)

Boulder, CO
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department/Program:

The mission of the CWCTP 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.

Overview of Job Duties:
The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy invites applications to join our new, interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence. For this position we are accepting applications for PhD philosophers in the values area, with a special interest in scholars whose research focuses significantly in the area of applied normative philosophy broadly understood to include work on practical issues in moral, social, political, and legal philosophy. Applicants may be junior candidates or senior scholars. Selections will be made on the basis of candidates' relevance to our theme for the year, "Freedom and Security", as well as on their ability to promote the larger mission of the CWCTP, as described above.

The CWCTP Scholar in Residence is a one-year, non-tenure-track, Scholar-in-Residence appointment. An extended letter of interest should describe in some detail the candidate's fit with one or both parts of the Center's theme of "Freedom and Security", and 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.

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, the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy Department's Center for Values and Social Policy, and the broader university community. In addition, applications should include a CV and list of at least three references.

Scholars in Residence should expect to teach one to two courses or otherwise engage the learning mission of the University. They will participate regularly in the extended community of the Center, the Department of Philosophy, and the Center for Values and Social Policy, through attendance at lectures, engagement with students, and participation in the academic life of the University.

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Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates are expected to hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
We particularly welcome applications from new PhDs and from established scholars with partial sabbatical funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin April 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of interest.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10596 - Ctr Western Civ, Thought & Pol

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 29, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Alex Holmgren

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732405


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