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Colorado University Requires Applicants for Conservative Position to Support DEI

The University of Colorado at Boulder is requiring a Diversity and Inclusion Statement to apply as a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.

CU Boulder announced on its job board on August 1 that it was hiring a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy for the 2024-2025 year. However, in order for an individual to submit an application for the visiting scholar position, he or she is required to include a Diversity and Inclusion Statement alongside a resume and cover letter.

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“The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for the position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy,” the job description states. “We seek a highly visible individual who is deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thought and policymaking, or both.”

The “key responsibilities” for the position include expectations to “continue an open and vigorous dialogue on campus featuring the principles of conservatism in historical and contemporary contexts,” noting that “Specific duties include teaching undergraduate courses, delivering public lectures, and organizing visiting speakers and events.”

According to the University of Pennsylvania, diversity statements are meant to detail how a person plans to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with past experiences and activities with diversity.

CU Boulder states on the job listing that it is “an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.” The university also states that it does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, or political philosophy in employment in its educational programs and activities.

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CU Boulder’s position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy has existed since 2013. According to CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, the position was created because, “the Visiting Scholar will contribute to the diversity of thought on campus by encouraging debate and discussion”.

“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 listing adds.

The positions for Visiting Scholar have been held by many notable conservatives. John Eastman, who founded the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence was a Visiting Scholar from 2020-2021. Other Berkeley law professor Steven F. Hayward, Hillsdale College Historian Bradley J. Birzer, and professor and former Pennsylvania State Representative Colleen Sheehan.

Campus Reform reached out to all relevant parties for comment. This article will be updated accordingly.

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Originally published by Campus Reform. Republished with permission.

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Joshua Odutola
Joshua Odutola
Joshua Odutola is a Georgia Campus Correspondent with Campus Reform. He is currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at Kennesaw State University. He is President of his Students for Life of America Chapter while being involved with his YAF chapter as well.


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