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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. 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 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

Accounting - Assistant Professor

Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting beginning Fall 2016. Candidates should have a Masters degree in accounting or a related field with professional accounting certification, CPA preferred. Significant teaching and/or professional experience are required. The ideal candidate will possess effective teaching skills, a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment, and the ability to work with students to support their undergraduate education outside of the classroom. Candidates must be able to teach accounting at the principles and upper division levels. Interest in teaching courses in auditing, financial accounting and fraud examination is desirable.

To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/31101. Applications should include a cover letter, CV or resume, statements on research interests and on teaching philosophy, and any past teaching evaluations. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. Applications will be reviewed starting on October 1 and continue to be reviewed 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.

Communication Studies - Assistant Professor

Coe College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning Fall 2016. Applicants should have a strong foundation in qualitative research methodologies and expertise in applied communication.

In line with Coe College’s liberal arts mission, the Department seeks a teacher-scholar capable of teaching a full range of upper and lower division classes, including courses such as persuasion, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and/or health communication. Preference will be given to candidates capable of teaching courses cross-listed with our interdisciplinary program in Public Relations with special emphasis on the ability to teach digital media and media production courses.  Candidates should speak to their ability to support these curricular offerings as well as propose complementary courses within their areas of expertise in their applications.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to contribute to all college programs, including the college’s first-year seminar program, and student organizations such as the campus newspaper and radio station. Coe College seeks applicants invested in mentoring students, supervising internships, and enhancing the overall intellectual community through innovative interdisciplinary programming. The successful applicant will showcase a commitment to supporting student research in addition to maintaining an active presence in the discipline.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Communication is required by August 2016 (ABD applicants will be considered). Evidence of excellence in teaching, research, and service, and a strong understanding of and commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting required.

Preferred Qualifications:
2-3 years of college-level teaching experience. Experience advising students, working with students on independent projects, and/or supervising student organizations (specifically, campus newspaper or radio station). Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and think creatively about the role of Communication Studies in supporting a liberal arts mission.

About the Department:
The Communication Studies program is housed within the Rhetoric Department at Coe College. The Communication Studies curriculum exposes students to courses emphasizing textual production, media studies, public discourse, and applied communication. The successful candidate for this position will be asked to work collaboratively with existing department members to shape the program’s communication course offerings.

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.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31024. To be considered for a preliminary interview at NCA in Las Vegas in November, applications must be received by October 16, 2015. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

ESL - Part-time Instructor

Coe College invites applications from persons interested in a part-time teaching position in English as a Second Language. Responsibilities include teaching ESL-160 Topics on Mon., Wed., Fri. from 2-2:50 p.m. and attending weekly ESL meetings in the fall term. The course focuses on speaking and listening, and the instructor is responsible for creating the context in which it is taught. Requires an M.A. in TESOL, or an M.A. in related field and TESOL certificate, and relevant teaching experience, preferably at the college level. This position is to begin August 2015. This is a part-time temporary position. Please send cover letter and resume that identifies three professional references to ESLPositions@coe.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Financial Aid - Office Coordinator

Coe College is seeking applications for a Financial Aid Office Coordinator. This position is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the financial aid office, which includes:

  • Implementing and maintaining procedures for organizing the process flow of financial aid documents.
  • Participating in the management of electronic data exchanges between the office and the Department of Education.
  • Assisting with various administrative functions related to federal, state and institutional aid.
  • Supervising and training student workers.


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years of financial aid experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office based word processing, spreadsheet and database program.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Accounting, record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

For more information and to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/30780.