Employment Opportunities


Nursing: Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Nursing

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time non-tenure track appointment in Nursing beginning August 2018. Courses taught will include traditional medical surgical adult clinical rotations, general psychomotor skill labs with limited simulation, and general medical surgical preceptor clinical supervision.  The successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach a theory classroom course or a first year seminar course in his/her area of interest and background. Candidates with expertise in general acute adult medical surgical nursing are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate will see prospective students, actively engage in student advising and serve on all nursing Department Committees such as the Curriculum Committee, and the Admissions, Promotions and Retention Committee. The Department strongly values commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice. MSN in nursing 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.  Active professional membership is encouraged and evidence of occasional nursing practice (e.g. summers) preferred.

Required Qualifications

  • MSN in nursing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability and interest in teaching general adult medical surgical nursing clinical courses, simulation and in supervising students in preceptor rotations
  • Student-centered approach
  • Multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Evidence of an active program of research adaptable to student-faculty collaboration
  • Evidence of an interest in mentoring and advising undergraduate students
  • Evidence of skill-sets for serving on all department committees and possibly college-wide committees

Coe's nursing department includes four full-time faculty. The department is an integral part of the college, and has a strong commitment to provide intensive, hands-on clinical experiences for students.  The Coe College Nursing program has accreditation through CCNE. The Coe College Nursing Department attracts outstanding and diverse students and has a long history of highly successful outcomes.   

To be considered, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at http://apply.interfolio.com/48693.  Use the information below as a guide in preparing your diversity and research statements:

Research statement: The Coe College Nursing 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 Nursing 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 March 1.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.


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.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.


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.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.


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 January 1, 2018.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.


Social and Criminal Justice: Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Social and Criminal Justice beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Criminal and Social Justice, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 3/3; the position does include healthcare benefits. Renewable by mutual agreement.

The candidate must be prepared to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice, and additional courses in the candidate’s portfolio which will contribute to the Social and Criminal Justice program at Coe College. We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach a sophomore level course in Juvenile Justice. The College 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 with terminal degrees in closely related fields will also be considered. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching will be strongly preferred.

Coe College 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.

Please submit a letter of application (including a proposed list of course offerings), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course, three letters of recommendation, diversity statement, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available), at http://apply.interfolio.com/47874.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.


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.

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. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

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.