Assistant Professor of Nursing

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time non-tenure track appointment in Nursing beginning August 2019.

Courses taught will include traditional medical surgical adult clinical rotations, general psychomotor skill labs with limited simulation, and general adult medical surgical preceptor clinical supervision.  The successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach a theory classroom course. 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 (or completed by August 2019) required by start date; candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching, 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.    

Department Description:
Coe's nursing department includes 5 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.   

Required Qualifications:

  • MSN in nursing (or completed by August 2019)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to teach general adult medical surgical nursing clinical courses, simulation and in supervising students in adult medical surgical preceptor rotations
  • Student-centered approach
  • Multicultural perspective in teaching, research, and practice
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • 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

To be considered, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at

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. However, non-tenure track nursing faculty are not expected to have a research program but the candidate is welcome to provide a description of a research program that you would consider bringing to or developing at the College.

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.