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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 267,000 residents in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

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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


Chemistry: Part-Time Instructor

The Chemistry department seeks applications for the following courses for spring 2018 due to a sabbatical leave.  Applications for one or both of the following classes are acceptable: Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Laboratory.  For course descriptions, please see our web site at www.coe.edu/chemistry.

Qualifications include:

  • A master's degree in chemistry (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Experience as a teacher or teaching assistant. Excellent assistance is available from a full-time staff member in the lab, so this is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking teaching experience at a small college.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references with phone numbers and email addresses. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Maria A. Dean, Department of Chemistry, Coe College, 1220 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. 

Please contact Dr. Maria Dean at mdean@coe.edu or 319-399-8588 with any questions. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. 


Philosophy and Religion: Assistant Professor

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Coe College seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor. This position is part of the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

The search committee seeks candidates with a Ph.D. in philosophy by start date (August of 2018) with a specialization (AOS) in either Ethical Theory or Applied Ethics (esp. Environmental Ethics or Medical Ethics) or Philosophy of Gender and Race. Candidates must also exhibit interest in and competency to teach at least two of the following courses: Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Gender and Race, Global Justice, Medical Ethics, or Philosophy of Criminal Justice. The successful candidate will be able to contribute not just to the philosophy curriculum at Coe College but also to one or more of our various interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, African American Studies, International Studies, or Social and Criminal Justice.

The teaching load in the first two years of appointment are 1-2 or 2-1. After that the teaching load reverts to the normal Coe College teaching load of 3-3 (three courses per semester).

Applicants should submit the following to https://apply.interfolio.com/44706:

  1. a letter of application;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. three letters of recommendation;
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  5. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  6. a statement of plans for future research/scholarship; and
  7. a statement of how the candidate fits the criteria of the ACM/CIC Mellon Faculty Fellows Program.
    Regarding the latter, it is to be noted that:
    The Mellon Faculty Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while also encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Applications and all supporting materials are due by November 15, 2017.


Physics: Assistant Professor - Glass Science

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (Associate Professor is possible), beginning Fall 2018. All areas of research related to glassy materials are welcome, from structure, property relationships, simulation and modeling to advanced spectroscopy, bioglasses, and exotic manufacturing. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, or Physical Chemistry, or allied disciplines, with a focus in glass research (in exceptional cases ABD will be considered). Evidence of strong teaching skills with ability to teach undergraduate physics courses.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship. 

Coe College Physics Department has a four-decades-long externally funded glass research program, with a special emphasis on the structural characterization and physical properties of oxide glasses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to benefit from our glass making and modern characterization laboratories, equipped with various furnaces, calorimeters, pycnometers, levitator, SEM, AFM, Raman and FTIR spectrometers, and other instrumentation. The candidate will be expected to expand this nationally recognized research program that is accessible to undergraduates. Coe College Physics Department has been growing with currently over 90 majors, and graduating 15-20 majors per year.

Candidates should submit the following items at https://apply.interfolio.com/44766.

  • Letter of application
  • Research plan
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • C.V.
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of references

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2017. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


Psychology: Assistant Professor - Applied Psychology

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Psychology. The successful candidate will teach Testing & Measurement as well as courses related to their area of expertise in addition to some general departmental courses such as Introductory Psychology, Seminar in Psychology, and Statistics. Occasionally, the successful candidate will also teach a first year seminar course in their area of interest. Candidates with the ability to contribute to the department's existing Organizational Science program are especially encouraged to apply, such as those with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, Applied Statistics or a related field. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice. Ph.D. in psychology 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 Organizational Science and Neuroscience programs, and has a strong commitment to provide intensive, hands-on research experiences and internship placements for its students. 

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at https://apply.interfolio.com/44304. 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.  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 October 13.


Psychology: Assistant Professor - Mental/Behavioral Health

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Psychology. Courses taught will likely include Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Learning and Behavior, and an upper-level Seminar in Psychology. Occasionally, the successful candidate will also teach a first year seminar course in their area of interest. Candidates with an interest in areas such as in Behavior Analysis, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and School Psychology are especially encouraged to apply. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice. Ph.D. in psychology required by start date; candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching, an active program of research adaptable to student-faculty collaboration, and an interest in mentoring undergraduate students 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 commitment to provide intensive, hands-on research experiences and internship placements for its students.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at https://apply.interfolio.com/44385. 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. 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 3.


Spanish - Assistant Professor

The Department of Foreign Languages at Coe College seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Spanish at the level of assistant professor to begin August 2018. This position is part of the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

The field of specialization is Latin American studies; the ability to significantly contribute to History or another non-language department or interdisciplinary program is required. The successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. in Spanish at the time of appointment and have native fluency in Spanish. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching Spanish at all levels, including heritage students.

Applicants should submit the following to http://apply.interfolio.com/45004.

  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy
  6. A statement of plans for future research/scholarship
  7. A statement of how the candidate fits the criteria of the ACM/CIC Mellon Faculty Fellows Program.

Please note:
The Mellon Faculty Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while also encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talents and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.


Administrative Assistant

Coe College is seeking an organized and collaborative team member for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Facilities Department. This position provides customer service and acts as a first contact for the maintenance and operations area campus wide. Primary duties include: payroll assistance, maintaining work order and filing systems, bookkeeping, inventory, purchasing, MSDS, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in office coordination, administrative accounting and customer service required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and database programs.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

The application period for this position has closed.


Learning Commons Office and Program Coordinator

Coe College is seeking an organized and outgoing Office and Program Coordinator.  This position is responsible for supporting the Learning Commons, and will organize and communicate student academic success programs and resources, supervise several project-based student assistant positions, and provide administrative assistance for Learning Commons staff and support for the day-to-day functions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience with Coe College programs, higher education or student-centered workplace preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment, valuing cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with Coe College policy. 

For more information and to apply for this position visit https://apply.interfolio.com/46324. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials November 6.


Marketing Specialist

Coe College seeks an innovative, creative and detail-orientated marketing specialist to join the Office of Marketing. This position will contribute to the effective and efficient execution of the college's marketing and communication efforts by managing several key marketing components including print and digital requests, social media, community outreach and special events. The overarching purpose of the position is to support the admission-focused goals of the office by attracting prospective students, donors and friends of the College and retaining existing ones while fostering excitement about the Coe brand through a comprehensive multichannel approach.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, business, marketing, public relations or a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant project management experience in a marketing or creative environment. Higher education, admission, and/or Coe College experience preferred.
  • Experience managing multiple projects on various timelines and effectively assessing/reprioritizing workload regularly, problem-solving and anticipating scheduling conflicts/future needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong editing, writing and proof reading abilities
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to working with the community.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/46381.