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Benson Center Scholar in Residence - Economics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization invites applications to join our interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence.

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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Selections will be made on the basis of candidates’ ability to promote the larger mission of the Benson Center, as described above. The Benson Center Scholar in Residence is a one-year, non-tenure-track, Scholar-in-Residence, at-will appointment. 

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.

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

The salary for this position is $40,000.


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

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

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Ph.D. in economics. 
  • 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.  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. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
  5. Professional Publications
  6. Research Paper(s)
  7. 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 progresses.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 31, 2021.

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