Assistant Professor of English

The English Department at Coe College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor/ACM Mellon Faculty Fellow appointment in twentieth- and twenty-first-century hemispheric, transnational or ethnic American literature to begin in August 2020.

We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can extend our department’s support for global and interdisciplinary studies and contribute to efforts to foster inclusion and access for underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will design and teach courses ranging from introductory literature courses and first-year seminars to upper-level courses and seminars. In addition, there are opportunities to teach in interdisciplinary programs, such as Social and Criminal Justice, the Center for Health and Society, Environmental Studies, International Studies, American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Interests in such areas as Latinx literatures, border studies, postcolonial studies and/or indigenous literatures are especially welcome. As a Fellow in the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, the hire will teach half-time (three courses a year) for the first two years to advance their research agenda and become familiar with teaching and research at a liberal arts college; after two years, the position will be a full-time load (six courses a year). In addition, Fellows are offered mentoring opportunities through regular meetings with the ACM Mellon cohort. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Ph.D. in English or a related field by start date (August 2020)
  • Evidence of strong undergraduate teaching
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy

To Apply:

The application period for this position has closed.

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.