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Job Summary

The Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a three-year, renewable, non-tenure-track instructor position to begin August 22, 2022. The successful applicant will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, eight courses per school year, with the possibility for teaching one course in the summer (not guaranteed in advance). For purposes of performance evaluation, the workload for this position is 85% teaching / 15% service / 0% research. While this position does not involve research activity, the Department recognizes that one’s research can contribute to one’s teaching excellence. Candidates with a record of conference presentations and/or publications should therefore include relevant information about their research record with their applications. Note: some instructors choose to work on a 75% (3 courses per semester) appointment rather than 100% (4 courses per semester) basis. An agreement on which best serves the successful applicant and the department will be worked out at the time the offer is made. While the Department has a variety of teaching needs, we are especially interested in candidates who can teach some of the following courses, which are currently understaffed: Bioethics; Philosophy and Race; Philosophy and Gender; Global Justice; War and Morality; Environmental Ethics; Ethics and Information Technology; Philosophy and Sports.

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

We are the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. For background on our department, see our website: The Philosophy Department is dedicated to being a department where all people, including those from underrepresented groups, can thrive and flourish. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teaching eight undergraduate Philosophy courses per year (with the possibility of summer teaching, if desired and available).
  • Service to the department, college, and/or university. 

What You Should Know

  • 100% appointment carries a 4:4 teaching load.
  • Successful candidate must have PhD at date of hire (8/22/2022).
  • 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 employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $52,000 - $59,000.


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

  • PhD in Philosophy (ABD candidates who will have PhD in hand as of August 22, 2022 will be considered), and adequate teaching experience.
  • The latter requirement would be met by any candidate who has been the primary instructor for at least six full credit-hour Philosophy courses.
  • These courses can have been taught while the candidate was a graduate student. 

What You Will Need

  • Effectiveness in the classroom, consistent with the goals of undergraduate education in our department, as outlined in various places in this advertisement. 

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience as primary instructor teaching at least four full credit-hour Philosophy courses in some subset of the courses in which our department has pressing needs (or their equivalance), while also meeting the minimum teaching experience indicated elsewhere in this advertisement (i.e., primary instructor for six Philosophy courses). While this is an open-AOS and open-AOC search and the department has a variety of teaching needs, the ability to teach in our most understaffed areas is a plus. We have especially pressing teaching needs in the following areas:

  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy & Race
  • Philosophy & Gender
  • Global Justice
  • War & Morality
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics & Information Technology
  • Philosophy & Sports 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Proof of Degree
  4. List of References (User for Phone Reference Checks)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 
  6. Syllabus 
  7. Teaching/Course Evaluations
  8. Diversity and Inclusion Statement (Limit to 500 words)
  9. Statement Describing Teaching Related Goals
For full consideration, please apply by May 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for two references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. 

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: Garrett Bredeson

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