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Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy - Open Rank

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a senior endowed chair, rostered within any department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and affiliated with the Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP). We seek an individual with an extraordinary record of scholarship and teaching experience, who would contribute both to one or more disciplines within the humanities or sciences, and who also would be enthusiastic about taking on a leadership role within the CWCTP. The successful candidate will contribute to the CWCTP’s mission of fostering a diversity of political, economic, and philosophical perspectives on the CU Boulder campus. Teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level will be required at a level commensurate to norms within the rostered department.


Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Description of Center:

The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) explores the culture, languages and ideas of the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to modern society. Its concern, first and foremost, is 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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level; playing a leadership role within the CWCTP.


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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What We Require

  • PhD, with a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Clear commitment to the mission of the CWCTP.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV:
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
  3. Statement of Research Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Research).
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin on March 15; applications will be accepted 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 Name: Robert Pasnau

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer