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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 fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. 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.

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Position Information and Application Instructions


Accounting - Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants who are passionate about teaching in a small liberal arts environment for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting position beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach three accounting courses per semester (six per year) with class sizes ranging from 10 to 25 students and will have an interest and ability to embrace Coe’s student-centered approach to education. Working in a supportive environment, the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to and influence the learning and successes of our increasingly-diverse student body. The position offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, and tenure expectations that allow for work-life balance.

Candidates are required to have at least a Masters of Accountancy, M.B.A, or masters in a related field, with CPA, or CMA, or CGMA certification required within two years of hire. Candidates with a PhD in accounting or business will be preferred. Related work experience and/or college teaching experience will also be valued.

The successful candidate is expected to teach principles of accounting courses, upper-division accounting courses, and occasionally, a first-year seminar on a topic of personal interest. Opportunities to teach in Coe's May Term program and honors program are also available.

The Department of Economics and Business Administration at Coe is the largest department on campus, consisting of 12 full-time faculty from diverse backgrounds. The department offers six majors, including public accounting, managerial accounting, business administration, economics, international business, and international economics. The accounting program at Coe has been growing in recent years and has been very successful in preparing and inspiring students for their careers after graduation. The College's new Center for Creativity and Careers works with the Department in offering support for accounting students seeking internships and jobs.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and recent teaching evaluations, if available, at http://apply.interfolio.com/38570. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to Pam Carstens, chair of the search committee, email: pcarstens@coe.edu; phone: 319-399-8690.


Education - Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks a dynamic teacher educator to join our growing K-12 licensure program. Coe's Education Department has a long and distinguished tradition of preparing highly-qualified elementary and secondary teachers. We invite applications for this full-time, tenure-track opportunity, to begin August 18, 2017.

We are interested in candidates with K-12 classroom teaching experience, a strong commitment to preparing preservice teachers through an education in the liberal arts, and an ability to teach in the College's First Year Experience program. We actively encourage applications from candidates with expertise in meeting the needs of a diverse student body and in working collaboratively on diverse teams.

The Education Department has a strong commitment to preparing the next generation of teachers, in particular those who come from a group historically underrepresented in the field. This goal reflects Coe's institutional mission to prepare our students for a lifetime of learning. The College currently serves a large percentage of first-generation students and a growing number of students with diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds.

The Education Department works closely with schools in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities to provide our licensure candidates a diverse range of field experiences. Schools in this part of Iowa have growing student populations from around the globe.

We are dedicated to matching a candidate’s teaching responsibilities to his/her instructional strengths and scholarly interests. Our preferred candidate will hold an Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in education; ABD will also be considered. The primary teaching responsibilities of the position will include core courses in educational psychology or students with special needs. Applicants with a background in teaching K-8 methods of reading or math will be especially competitive.

Coe College faculty actively engage in teaching, scholarship, and service. Faculty are expected to teach three courses each semester, with the possibility of teaching during the May term. Due to the rigor of the teaching load, Education faculty typically fulfill research expectations during the summer months. Service to the College and surrounding communities takes place on an ongoing basis. Applications should provide evidence of ongoing professional development in each of these three areas.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, official graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/38445 by December 1, 2016 for full consideration. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Nancy Hayes at 319-399-8137 or nhayes@coe.edu.


English - Assistant Professor

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in creative writing, with an emphasis on fiction, to begin August 2017. We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can contribute to efforts to foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups. Candidates should also possess an active record of publication in fiction, and an interest in working collaboratively to shape our growing creative writing program, which sponsors a robust reading series and publishes The Coe Review, a national literary journal. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to design and teach topics courses in creative writing and to lead fiction workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers, with opportunities to teach courses in another genre, in literature, or in multi-disciplinary programs across the college. The teaching load is three courses per semester and all departmental faculty are expected to contribute to the college's first-year seminar program.

The English department at Coe includes seven full-time faculty. Many members of the department have an affiliation with the interdisciplinary programs across campus as well as other departments in the humanities and the arts. Therefore, we especially welcome applications from candidates who share the English Department's commitment to global and cross-disciplinary study and the liberal arts.

Qualifications: a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in hand by August 2017 and evidence of undergraduate teaching. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/38649 by November 11, 2016.


Psychology - Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Psychology beginning Fall 2017. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses selected from the following: Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, and an upper-level seminar in the candidate's area of interest. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach Research Methods and/or Statistics. Occasionally, the candidate will teach a first year seminar course in their area of interest. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice. Ph.D. required by start date; candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and an active program of research adaptable to student-faculty collaboration will be strongly preferred.

Coe's psychology department includes seven full-time faculty. The department is an integral part of the college's vibrant interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Organizational Science programs, and has a strong tradition of providing intensive, hands-on research experiences for its students.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, research statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at http://apply.interfolio.com/37644. Please use the information below as a guide in preparing your diversity and research statements:

Research statement: The Coe College Psychology Department has a strong tradition and commitment to collaborative student/faculty research. Please provide a description of the research program that you would bring to or develop at the College. It should include your specific research model, approximate start-up costs, and estimated annual costs of your research program. Particular focus should be on describing how students would be directly involved in your research.

Diversity statement: The Coe College Psychology Department is committed to fostering a multicultural environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. To describe how you might contribute to such an environment, please provide a statement of how you will promote the value of diversity through your teaching, research, or other contributions to the college or department.

Review of applications will begin on November 20. Because screening may occur over the holidays, please provide contact information that applies during this time.


Psychology - Assistant Professor (behavioral or cognitive neuroscience)

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Psychology. The successful candidate will have a specialization in behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, and work with animal models is desirable, but not required. Courses taught will likely include Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Biopsychology, and an upper-level Seminar in Psychology. Occasionally, the successful candidate will also teach a first year seminar course in their area of interest. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice. Ph.D. required by start date; candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and an active program of research adaptable to student-faculty collaboration will be strongly preferred.

Coe's psychology department includes seven full-time faculty members and features an 800 square foot neuroscience/animal laboratory located within the department. The Psychology Department at Coe is an integral part of the college's vibrant interdisciplinary neuroscience program, and has a strong tradition of providing intensive, hands-on research experiences for its students.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at http://apply.interfolio.com/37661. Please use the information below as a guide in preparing your diversity and research statements:

Research statement: The Coe College Psychology Department has a strong tradition and commitment to collaborative student/faculty research. Please provide a description of the research program that you would bring to or develop at the College. It should include your specific research model, equipment you would require (including animals and housing, if applicable), approximate start-up costs, and estimated annual costs of your research program. Particular focus should be on describing how students would be directly involved in your research.

Diversity statement: The Coe College Psychology Department is committed to fostering a multicultural environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. To describe how you might contribute to such an environment, please provide a statement of how you will promote the value of diversity through your teaching, research, or other contributions to the college or department.

Review of applications will begin on November 4. Because screening may occur over the holidays, please provide contact information that applies during this time.


Donor Stewardship and Prospect Research Coordinator

Coe College seeks a creative and analytical individual to oversee donor stewardship and prospect research for the Advancement office. This position will orchestrate stewardship communication, manage the administration of restricted donor and grant funds, and conduct research to develop a steady prospect pipeline in support of departmental donor initiatives. A candidate who is collaborative, organized and enjoys data analysis will be a great addition to our team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-3 years of data management, financial management and research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advancement experience in a higher education environment preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/36355.


Grounds Technician

Coe College is seeking a dedicated and ambitious team member for the position of Grounds Technician. The successful candidate will support the Manager of Campus Grounds to maintain and upkeep the campus grounds, athletic fields and college equipment. Primary duties include grounds maintenance activities, routine maintenance, snow removal, game field maintenance, installation of landscaping, and litter management. This is a full-time position that will serve in on-call rotation throughout the year and may be required to work nights and weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in landscaping or grounds maintenance required.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements and schedule requirements as described.
  • Successful completion of a background checks in accordance with Coe College policy.
  • Valid driver’s license.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit apply.interfolio.com/39522.


Manager of Campus Grounds

Coe College is seeking a dynamic and detail oriented leader for the position of Manager of Campus Grounds. The successful candidate will oversee and coordinate the work of a grounds staff, working to provide a beautiful campus for our students, visitors, and campus community. This position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the campus grounds, athletic fields and college equipment, and oversees the snow and ice removal on campus with the support of the physical plant staff. The Manager of Campus Grounds develops, recommends and implements solutions that may impact several functional areas, assisting with relocation and special event set-ups, and other duties as assigned. This is a full-time position that will serve in on-call rotation throughout the year and may be required to work nights and weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma or GED. BA or BS is preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.
  • Minimum of three years experience in grounds keeping or related field. Ability to operate equipment and machinery such as string trimmers, snow blowers, push mowers, tractors, salt spreaders and riding mowers.
  • Valid driver's license.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/39294.


Security Officer

Coe College is seeking a responsible and dependable individual for the position of Security Officer. Two positions are available for a day and second shift. This position is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Coe College's campus, students, faculty and staff while providing excellent service in stressful situations. Duties include patrolling campus, lock and unlock, granting after hour access to buildings, responding to medical, fire, and criminal concerns, E-Panic Emergency Alerts, policy enforcement, parking enforcement, wellness checks as well as after hours maintenance. Coe offers competitive benefits - including affordable healthcare/dental/vision plans, tuition remission plan and a generous employer contribution to retirement plans.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at apply.interfolio.com/39627.