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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


Biology - Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks applications from vertebrate biologists who have the interests and skills needed to direct and manage Coe College's Wilderness Field Station beginning August 2015. We seek an individual who will develop excellent courses in organismal and ecological biology, contribute to introductory courses for biology majors and involve undergraduates in field research. An earned doctorate in vertebrate behavior or ecology is required, with preference given to candidates with expertise in ornithology. Evidence of administrative and grant-writing skills is also required. A more detailed description of Coe College, the Biology Department and the position follows.

The Biology Department supports the biology major and collateral majors in Molecular Biology, Environmental Science and Neuroscience, in addition to courses required by the Nursing and Athletic Training majors. Biology professors teach four courses each year, consisting of lecture courses and their associated laboratory sections. The successful candidate will teach three courses on campus during the regular school year. These courses will include two vertebrate behavior or ecology courses with field labs (one each semester) and other courses as needed to support the biology major or general education requirements in laboratory science. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in ornithology and with the potential to provide research experiences for undergraduates.

Coe owns and operates the Wilderness Field Station (WFS) on Low Lake near Ely MN (http://www.public.coe.edu/fieldstation/index.html). Located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), it offers two sessions and six courses of undergraduate instruction each summer. The final quarter of the successful candidate's teaching load will be a course with lab taught during the summer at the WFS. This opens up hours during the Spring Semester for the successful candidate to travel to other colleges as Director of the Wilderness Field Station to recruit students for the upcoming summer sessions. Other administrative duties of the Director include scheduling courses, recruiting faculty and working with them to plan camping trips in the BWCAW and Quetico National Park, and spending summer sessions on site in northern Minnesota. Evidence of administrative and grant-writing skills is required.

Application Instructions
Applications should be sent to apply.interfolio.com/25575 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 October 8, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


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.


Economics - Assistant Professor

Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2015. A completed Ph.D. (by Fall 2015) in Economics is required. The ideal candidate will possess effective teaching skills, strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment, ability to supervise undergraduate research, and an active research agenda. We seek a candidate who can teach at the principles and upper division levels, primarily in Microeconomics and Labor, with the ability to teach courses in Math Econ, Game Theory and Environmental a plus.

Completed applications received by December 1, 2014, will be considered for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Boston. Applicants should upload a cover letter, statement about teaching/mentoring in a liberal arts environment, vita, research sample and teaching evaluations, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to apply.interfolio.com/26548. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.


English - Assistant Professor

The Coe College English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Twentieth-Century British Literature, with a strong secondary teaching interest in global Anglophone literatures or other world literatures. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in modernism. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in International Studies, Gender Studies, Film Studies, or Environmental Studies. We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar committed to the liberal arts who will teach six literature courses a year at all levels; develop curriculum in her or his areas of expertise; and participate in the College's first year seminar program every other year.

Please submit a letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, teaching statement, two sample syllabi, and three recommendations online by 1 November 2014. Interviews will be held at MLA in Vancouver. Teaching experience and Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 required. To apply for the position visit http://apply.interfolio.com/26086.


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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Physics - Part-time Instructor

Coe College seeks part-time instructor in Physics starting in Spring 2015. The successful candidate will show a strong interest in teaching and a desire to get involved in a nationally recognized physics program with 60 majors. An M.S./M.A./Ph.D. in physics or closely related field is required. Responsibilities include teaching multiple laboratories, administering teaching equipment purchases and maintenance, and helping with various departmental activities (e.g. scholarship interviews; physics club events) that sometimes occur during weekends. Ongoing review begins November 1, 2014.

Application materials should include a cover letter, cv, and teaching statement and sent to physicsposition@coe.edu.


Advancement - 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.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

For more information and to apply for the position visit http://apply.interfolio.com/27072.


Advancement - Senior Development Officer & Director of Planned Giving

Coe College seeks an experienced and dynamic Senior Development Officer and Director of Planned Giving. This position will offer a leadership role in development and maintenance of major gift programs and contributions for the Advancement Office, in addition to cultivation of planned gifts. A candidate with distinguished communication and relationship expertise and a strategic skillset will be a successful addition to our team. Some travel (30%) required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 8–10 years of development or related experience, with a demonstrated successful track record in major gifts fundraising or sales.
  • Academic fundraising, experience with capital campaigns, and knowledge of charitable gift planning program experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

For more information and to apply for the position visit http://apply.interfolio.com/27066.


Assistant to the President

Coe College seeks applications for the position of Assistant to the President. This position will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Office of the President, organizing a variety of schedules, events, reports and correspondence, and will attend and take minutes for meetings with Senior Staff meetings and the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in communication, organization and judgment, and experienced in working independently while maintaining strong relationships with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students, trustees and the public.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience with office and administrative management at the executive or senior level.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web applications.

For more information and to apply for the position visit http://apply.interfolio.com/27759.


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