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Scholar in Residence

Center for Values and Social Policy / Center for Western Civilization, Thought, and Policy, University of Colorado, Boulder

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Moral, Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy (including applied work in these areas)
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Boulder, Colorado, United States
Start date August 1, 2019
Job description

The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder, in conjunction with the CU Philosophy Department and the Department’s Center for Values and Social Policy, invites applications for the position of Scholar in Residence from August 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020.  Applications are welcome from philosophers working in any part of the values area, but we are particularly interested in those whose work connects in some way to the CWCTP’s 2019-20 theme, “American Identities” (e.g., people working on issues involving race and/or gender).  Candidates are expected to hold a PhD at the time of appointment. We welcome applications both from recent PhDs and from more established scholars wishing to spend a year in Boulder.

Scholars in Residence will be asked to teach one class per semester and 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.

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.

The central objective of the 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.

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, sample of scholarly work, and names and contact information for three references.  The letter of interest should describe the candidate’s fit with the general mission of both Centers (and, to the extent possible, with the CWCTP’s 2019-20 theme of “American Identities”), and it should also describe a research project to be pursued over the course of the year.  All application materials should be combined into a single document (Word or pdf) and sent to the Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy, David Boonin, at david.boonin@colorado.edu.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, May 3, 2019

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: May 3, 2019, 5:00pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name David Boonin
Contact email
Time created April 16, 2019, 10:28am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 30, 2019, 4:32pm MST
Last updated April 16, 2019, 2:58pm EST
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