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About Coe

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. 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 universal 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 College Universal Competencies

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
  • Commitment to excellent customer and/or student service.
  • Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
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Position Information and Application Instructions

Art and Art History - Director of Collections and Galleries and Instructor in Art History

The Coe College Department of Art and Art History seeks a Director of Collections and Galleries and Instructor in Art History. This is a full time position with responsibilities that include planning and installing the annual series of exhibitions in the College's Sinclair Galleries and overseeing the College's Permanent Collection of Art. Additionally, this individual will teach three art history courses per year, participate in the department's Senior Seminar, and supervise the Student Gallery.

A Ph.D. in Art History, with experience in Modern and Contemporary Art required. Preference will be given to those candidates capable of teaching a range of subjects and with previous museum or gallery experience. Additionally, this person will have the opportunity to work with the department to develop a Museum Studies concentration. Please upload letter of application, CV, and two letters of recommendation (at least one of which speaks to the applicant's teaching effectiveness) to http://apply.interfolio.com/28608. Applications due March 1, 2015.

Biology - Assistant Professor (with expertise in organismal physiology)

The Biology Department at Coe College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2015.

Teaching responsibilities will regularly include four courses and their associated labs:

  1. advanced human physiology for majors,
  2. an elective in the candidate's area of expertise for majors,
  3. introductory biology for majors and non-majors, and
  4. introductory physiology for non-majors.

When course rotations allow, participation in interdisciplinary and First-Year Seminar teaching is also expected.

Non-teaching responsibilities include student-faculty research, student advising, meeting with prospective students, and committee work. Potential areas of specialization might include organ, organismal, ecological, or environmental physiology, in either vertebrates or invertebrates.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the biological sciences, with research and/or teaching expertise in integrated physiology (postdoctoral experience strongly preferred).
  • Excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts.
  • Strong commitment to involve undergraduate students in mentored research.

Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2015

Instructions to Applicants: Applications should be sent to apply.interfolio.com/27867 and should include a cover letter, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements on research interests and teaching philosophy, and any past teaching evaluations. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation, which can document the candidate's teaching experience and ability to work with undergraduate students, sent to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Business Law - Assistant Professor

Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Business Law, beginning August 2015. The ideal candidate will have a J.D. and either a graduate degree in business or significant work experience in business. Candidates with teaching experience preferred. Teaching load is six courses per year. We seek a candidate with the ability to teach introductory and upper-level business law courses. Interest in teaching human resource management and/or management courses, as needed, is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess effective teaching skills, a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment, the ability to conduct research, and an interest in supervising student research.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, should be uploaded to apply.interfolio.com/26443. Applications should include a cover letter, vita, a statement about teaching/mentoring in a liberal arts environment, and teaching evaluations (if available). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Application review will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Music - Visiting Assistant Professor/Orchestral Conductor

Coe College seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Orchestral Conductor (Fall 2015 - Spring 2017) to coordinate and lead the school’s Orchestra and string program. The primary responsibilities will be to conduct and recruit for the Coe College Symphony Orchestra. Additional assignments will include teaching general education courses in music or other music courses appropriate to the candidate’s strengths and departmental needs. The candidate should be an effective teacher and conductor, and an enthusiastic recruiter who is able to build and maintain connections with area schools.


  • Requirements include a doctoral degree or equivalent experience (or ABD with doctorate near completion) and proven conducting experience.

Application Instructions:

  • Please email a letter of interest to Dr. William S. Carson, Chair, Music Department:  wcarson@coe.edu.
  • Applications should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/27980. Materials should include a cover letter/statement of interest, vita, a statement about teaching/mentoring in a liberal arts environment, and a brief statement about other areas of teaching interest in addition to orchestra. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
  • Deadline for Applications: January 26, 2015.

Office Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement

Coe College is accepting applications for the Office Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement. This position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day office operations of the Advancement office which includes: coordination of communication, reporting and activities for several Advancement functions/units, administrative support for the VP of Advancement, scheduling and travel support for Development Officers, and coordination of campaign activities.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of administrative support, preferably support of multiple positions and/or office management
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Database experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to use critical thinking to create efficiency and anticipate needs of the department.
  • Ability to autonomously manage multiple priorities and changes in workflow.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/28883.

Physical Plant - Full-Time Custodial Position

Coe College is currently accepting applications for three full-time custodial positions. Qualified applicants can send a letter of application listing job qualifications, three personal and three work references to:

Coe College
Custodial Position
1220 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Student Affairs - Assistant Director of Campus Life

Coe College seeks applications for the Assistant Director of Campus Life in Student Affairs, to begin July 1, 2015. This position will provide support for student organizations, activity programming, and Greek Life at Coe, and will live on campus. She/he will work closely with other Dean of Students team members to use an educational approach when supporting students in their co-curricular interests. This position is also responsible for providing direct and indirect advising and coordination for student organizations as a part of Student Affairs' holistic approach to educating students.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in student personnel, counseling or related field preferred
  • Academic or work experience at a residential, liberal arts college preferred
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication
  • Strong leadership/organizational skills
  • Skilled in event planning and management, including large and small-scale events
  • Ability to provide appropriate support for students in different and difficult situations
  • Ability to implement detailed projects/programs autonomously
  • Ability to live on campus

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/28771. Applications received by March 6, 2015 will be given preference.