Naropa University's organizational culture is casual yet professional and reflects our Boulder, Colorado location, as well as our commitment to contemplative education, diversity, and environmental sustainability. A spiritually inspired and holistic approach to education permeates everything we do. Our employees come from backgrounds in every industry and from around the world, all drawn here for one purpose: to support the fulfillment of our unique institutional mission.
Naropa is committed to and engaged in an active process of creating an inclusive,
diverse community. We ask that applicants for all of our positions possess a willingness
to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional
development, including openness to feedback and on-going self-examination.
In addition, we are committed to the principles of nondiscrimination in all terms and conditions of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex (including pregnancy), color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, transgender status, or any other status protected by law.
Finally, the University’s Annual Campus Safety & Security report can be accessed by clicking here.
We welcome you to review our job postings and apply to those for which you are interested and feel you are qualified. After applying, applicants receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application and will also receive status updates with information on where they are in our recruitment process.
If you have questions about a specific position, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in visiting us, we welcome you! Tours of our Arapahoe Campus, located at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, are conducted daily at 1 p.m. by the Office of Admissions.
Note, successful applicants must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States within three days of hire.
Aside from our rich intellectual and experiential work environment, Naropa University offers a substantial benefits package available to all full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours each week. All benefits begin on the first of the month following date of employment. The highlights of the 2018 Naropa benefits package are as follows:
In addition to the above benefits, Naropa also offers discounts with numerous local merchants, including the Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic.
The above list is designed to provide highlights of Naropa University's benefits package, and is not intended to be a comprehensive or legally binding document. These benefits are subject to change as provided for in the Employee Handbook. The Employee Handbook and individual plans and documents provide the full detail as to each set of benefits.
Each year we receive numerous requests from people interested in joining our remarkable faculty. We are unable, however, to accept solicitations for new academic programs or courses. Our curriculum decisions based on a number of factors, and we post our available teaching positions.
Our current adjunct faculty pay rates may be viewed here.
If you are interested in our Summer Writing Program, please review the following information about how we invite faculty to teach during the SWP.
Professor Anne Waldman, Artistic Director of the SWP and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa, curates the Summer Writing Program and designs the program with certain themes in mind. These themes influence faculty invitations each summer. We also have commitments to some annual and bi-annual faculty members. Given the balancing act of themes and regularly invited guests, the visiting faculty slots are extremely specific. As a curator of writing programs for over forty years, Professor Waldman is uniquely qualified to work with the summer curriculum, regular faculty, and other luminaries.
While faculty are solicited to teach in the program, we are happy to receive faculty CVs and recommendations. Please direct all inquiries to the SWP office, and please refrain from contacting Professor Waldman directly with casual inquiries in social contexts or in professional venues outside Naropa. Many thanks for your understanding in this regard.
If you would like to bring your work to our attention, please send it to:
Summer Writing Program
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
There are a couple types of student employment available through the University. Below is a brief description of each. Note, students must apply for each position for which they are interested. Please review our job postings for our current vacancies.
Federal College Work-Study
Federal College Work-Study is a federally funded form of financial aid that is awarded to eligible full-time undergraduates as part of a need-based financial aid package. Graduate students may complete the Budget Worksheet on MyNaropa, and submit a statement of appeal if they wish to be awarded work-study eligibility.
Students with a work-study award can apply for work-study employment positions on-campus or through one of our approved off-campus sites through the Community Work-Study Program. Students are paid twice per month. Earnings are not applied to a student’s tuition bill and are subject to taxation. Being awarded work-study eligibility is not a guarantee of employment.
Naropa Student Employment
Naropa Student Employment (NSEP) is a university-funded form of financial aid awarded to international undergraduate and graduate students as part of a need-based financial aid package. International students with a NSEP award can apply for work-study employment positions on-campus. Students are paid twice per month. Earnings are not applied to a student’s tuition bill and are subject to taxation. Being awarded NSEP eligibility is not a guarantee of employment.
Graduate Assistantships are a form of employment with the university. Graduate Assistantships are available to graduate students only. Graduate students selected for a GA position will receive a scholarship that is applied directly to their tuition bill, as well as stipend, which is paid directly to the student. Annual GA award amounts are based on the number of required hours of work each week.
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa is on the edge of both a natural playground filled with opportunity for outdoor adventure and a rich urban environment. Naropa's location offers many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities, including lectures, guest speakers, performance events, a wide variety of religious and community resources, outdoor activities, and exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.
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