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Scholar in Residence

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy and the History Department invite applications to join our new, interdisciplinary community of Scholars in Residence. Selections will be made on the basis of candidates’ relevance to our theme for the year, “American Identities”, as well as on their ability to promote the larger mission of the CWCTP, as described below. 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 the Center’s theme and 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 History and the broader university community. 

The History Department is specifically interested in applicants whose research and teaching expertise is in modern Latin American history and who contend with the theme of “American Identities” from Latin Americanist perspectives. In addition, applications should include a CV and list of at least three references. 

Scholars in Residence should expect to teach two courses per academic year (one per semester). They will participate regularly in the extended community of both the Center and the Department of History through attendance at lectures, engagement with students, and participation in the academic life of the University.

Who We Are

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.            

Established in 1901, the History Department has been and continues to be the home of nationally and internationally renowned historians. At the undergraduate and graduate levels our program offers a broad education in most fields of historical inquiry. The Department’s aim is continuously to help define our field within the larger community of historians and to develop our students into informed, contributing, and effective citizens, scholars, and teachers, able to respond flexibly and with wisdom to changes in the profession and the world. 

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary is $40,000.00


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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Be Accomplished. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in History or a related discipline at the time of appointment


What We Would Like You To Have

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

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format:
  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. PDF List of References (with contact information)
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Research).
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for 1 reference and we will request a letter of recommendation immediately upon application from this reference. The other references listed on your uploaded PDF may be contacted later by the department. 

Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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