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Who are we?

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 175,000 people in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

What is our pledge to creating and maintaining diversity?

Coe is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. If you have individual needs, concerns, or accommodation requests, please contact our Human Resources Director for a complete job description, and for assistance with requesting accommodations that may be helpful. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Is there anything else I should know?

When making a hiring decision, Coe College will select the applicant who meets the required knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for success in each position, who displays the Coe competencies required in every position on campus, and who successfully completes a criminal background review. Credential, driving, and credit background reviews may be required when in accordance with institutional policy.

Coe Competencies

  • Dedication to the educational mission of a private, residential liberal arts college.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
  • Commitment to excellence in service to students and other constituencies, internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
  • Consistent attendance and accountability necessary to meet position objectives.

Click the links to the left for additional information related to our commitment to diversitybackground check requirements, employee benefits and the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor!

Position Information and Application Instructions

Biology - Adjunct Instructor (two positions)

The Biology Department at Coe College is seeking two adjunct instructors for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Position #1 will teach laboratory sections for our series of four introductory courses, covering topics from cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, botany and genetics. Attending prep sessions and interacting with students during office hours will also be required.

Position #2 will teach both the lecture and laboratories of a sophomore level Introduction to Microbiology course for allied health students in Spring Term, as well as teaching laboratory sections of the upper level microbiology course for biology majors and first-year biology laboratories as needed in the Fall Term. Attending prep sessions and interacting with students during office hours will also be required.

Candidates for the positions must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the college level and a willingness to engage students; should hold at minimum a Master's Degree in biology or a related discipline.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Michael Leonardo, Chair, Department of Biology, Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, or by email to biology@coe.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Salary is based on education and experience. Fringe benefits, including medical insurance and retirement, are included for these positions.

Communication Studies - Adjunct Instructor

The Communication Studies program at Coe College invites applications for a benefit eligible adjunct faculty position with expertise in journalism/media production for the 2016-2017 academic year. The successful applicant will teach 1-2 courses a term and serve as the faculty advisor for the student newspaper and radio station for the year.

During the fall term, the successful applicant will be asked to teach "Introduction to Multimedia Journalism." The course is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM. Courses in Communication Studies commonly contain 12-18 students. During the spring term, the successful applicant will be asked to teach 1-2 courses in journalism or public relations to be determined at the time of the hire.

Requirements: M.A. in Journalism, Communication Studies or Public Relations. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in digital media and multimedia production, effective teaching skills, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.

To apply: Applicants should upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to apply.interfolio.com/35328. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Coe College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and especially encourages applications that fulfill that mission. Coe College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internship Specialist

Coe College is seeking a creative and collaborative Internship Specialist. This newly developed position will be part of a larger college initiative dedicated to external partnerships, academic creativity and entrepreneurship, and careers, and will be primarily responsible for leading initiatives related to internship coordination and placement. Primary duties will include development and maintenance of community and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship opportunities for students, and leadership in program development and strategic planning to ensure internship opportunities are coordinated in ways that complement and support these initiatives.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Business Administration, Education, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years of recruitment, internship, or experiential learning experience. Development, promotion, and coordination of internship experiences for students in a higher education environment preferred.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/35845.

Part-Time Gallery Director

Coe College Department of Art and Art History seeks a part-time Gallery Director for a two-year appointment. BA in Art or Art History with 1-2 years gallery experience preferred. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered. Responsibilities include planning and installing the annual series of exhibitions in the College's Sinclair Galleries. A detailed job description is available upon request from Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Director of Galleries and Collections (rlueth@coe.edu). The application period for this position has closed.

Records Coordinator - Office of the Registrar

Coe College is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our Registrar's Office. This position is full-time, 12 months and is eligible for benefits that include a generous retirement contribution and tuition remission for dependents.

The Records Coordinator offers frontline service and coordinates the various forms and records that are processed in the Office of the Registrar.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience in a Registrar's Office is beneficial, but not required.
  • Experience working in higher education is beneficial but not required.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

The application period for this position has closed.

Security Lead Officer

Coe College is seeking applications for two Security Lead Officer positions which will oversee rotating evening and weekend shifts. Responsibilities include maintaining the safety and security of the campus, students, faculty and staff by responding to calls and maintaining property and wellness checks. It is vital that the Lead Officer interact with students, staff, and faculty in a positive way. Lead Officers act as shift supervisors and act as a point of contact for guards checking in and completing routine tasks.


  • CPR/AED/First Responder trained for medical emergencies.
  • Certified for use of O.C. (Oleoresin Capsicum).
  • Certified for use of Tear Gas Combination Spray.
  • Valid Iowa driver's license.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Work Schedule:

  • Hours: 40 hrs/week. Primarily evenings & weekends – rotating schedule.
  • Months of service per year: 12

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/35306.

Applications submitted by June 1 will be given preference. Position will remain open until filled.