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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.

Click the links to the left for additional information related to our commitment to diversitybackground check requirements, employee benefits and the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor!


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.


Psychology - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a one-year renewable Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Psychology beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester including Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Counseling Psychology, with the potential to teach additional courses in their area of interest. Ph.D. strongly preferred. Preference will additionally be given to candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and who have a sincere interest in advising and mentoring undergraduate students.

Coe's psychology department is an integral part of the college's vibrant interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Organizational Science programs, and has a strong tradition of providing quality mentorship and hands-on research experiences for its students.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student or peer evaluations), diversity statement, unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/40540 Please use the information below as a guide in preparing your 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 brief statement of how you will promote the value of diversity through your teaching, mentorship, or other contributions to the college or department.

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017.


Religious Studies (Asian Religions) - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time one-year sabbatical replacement in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Asian religions, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 2/3; the position does include healthcare benefits. The candidate must be prepared to teach a survey course in Asian Religions, as well as other introductory Asian Religions courses, and an advanced undergraduate seminar in the spring. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching. Ph.D. preferred, although we would consider hiring an ABD candidate at the Instructor level. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching will be strongly preferred.

Please submit a letter of application (including a proposed list of course offerings), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, evidence of teaching excellence, a syllabus for an undergraduate course, and three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/40421.

Review of applications will begin on February 20, and will continue until the position is filled.


Theatre - Diversity Fellow

The Department of Theatre Arts at Coe College, a selective liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral or post-MFA Fellowship to promote diversity beginning Fall 2017. This is a unique opportunity for a beginning scholar to gain valuable experience in the classroom with a reduced teaching load. The Fellow will be asked to teach three courses during the academic year, with one course being direction of a main stage production in the spring. The other courses will be dependent on the candidate's area of expertise. The remainder of the time is to be devoted to the Fellow’s research. The successful candidate will have broad training in theatre arts with particular emphasis in directing and acting and significant interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. The prospective teacher - theatre artist - scholar will receive mentoring from faculty colleagues, will find opportunities for inclusion in a rich arts scene within the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City communities and will benefit from the intellectual life of the campus. The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits

Eligibility:
Applicants must contribute to increasing the diversity of the College in one or more of the following ways: Increasing the ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and/or increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of students. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire. Postdoctoral applicants should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience, postdoctoral, prior to the start of a fellowship.

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. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Application materials should include: Letter of application; curriculum vitae; three confidential letters of recommendation; transcript (official or unofficial); a 3-5 page description of research project proposed for the fellowship years; a description of undergraduate courses the candidate would be prepared to teach and sample syllabi if available. Review of applications begins immediately.  Initial interview by Skype.

Please send or email materials to:

Susan Wolverton, Chair
Department of Theatre Arts,
Coe College, 1220 First Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
swolvert@coe.edu


Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator)

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator). This individual will assist the Head Coach in all phases of a NCAA Division III Football Program. This is a non-tenure-track appointment. Review of application materials will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes on and off-campus, on field coaching, practice planning, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, video editing with and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach. This position will involve additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Previous coaching experience (defense) is required.
  • Work harmoniously with coaches of all sports teams, athletic staff members, faculty members, and college administrators.
  • Exhibit exemplary personal conduct and character traits.
  • Serve as a role model for student-athletes.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40500.


Athletic Facilities and Events Coordinator

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Athletic Facilities and Events Coordinator.

The Coordinator must possess the ability to independently organize and supervise athletic and recreational facilities, special events and community programs. These responsibilities include the marketing, supervision, and organization of various activities making use of over 220,000 square feet of space dedicated to athletic, recreation and community programming. The Coordinator is responsible for the direct supervision of work-study students, reports to the Athletic Director, and will work in conjunction with members of the athletic department staff to accomplish objectives within the rules and regulations set forth by the college, the NCAA and the IIAC.

Qualifications include; Bachelor's Degree required; 1-3 years of facility, event coordination, or marketing experience, ability to adhere to NCAA Division III guidelines, and the desire to build a comprehensive membership and camp program.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40504.


Head Coach for Women's Soccer / Athletics Recruiting Coordinator

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), is accepting applications for the position of Head Women's Soccer Coach/Athletic Recruiting Coordinator. Responsibilities include coaching, recruiting, practice and game preparation, budget management, and public and alumni relations for Coe's NCAA Division III Women's Soccer program, as well as additional responsibilities coordinating the Recruiting for the Athletic Department. This is a non-tenure-track appointment. Review of application materials will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience

Qualifications: Master's degree, three to five years of soccer coaching experience and three to five years of athletic recruiting experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40501.


Marketing Manager

Coe College is seeking a creative and collaborative leader for the position of Marketing Manager. This position is responsible for developing and executing marketing events and materials for the college, leads a marketing team of seven, and acts as the liaison between the marketing office and campus.  Marketing responsibilities include: admission communication flow, community outreach, recruitment publications, social media, videos and print materials.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or other related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, basic knowledge of html, and experience with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Knowledge of electronic communication forms including email, text messages, web and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of professional printing guidelines, paper types and mailing regulations and how they relate to the design of all projects.
  • Experience supervising professional staff members.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40730.


Residence Life Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator is a full-time live-in professional staff member in Residence Life. The Area Coordinator is responsible for creating an active and engaged atmosphere in the area of campus they oversee. Though the Area Coordinators are responsible for multiple residential areas of campus, they assume a joint responsibility for the administration and quality of the entire Residence Life program. The Area Coordinator also serves as a front-line responder in campus emergency situations and will be required to work daytime, on call, and non-traditional hours.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field with residential life experience at the time of hire strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience at a residential, liberal arts college and/or experience with housing management software desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet/database and word processing.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40148.


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.