Assistant Professor of Social and Criminal Justice

Coe College invites applications from dynamic, student-centered individuals for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Social and Criminal Justice Program to begin fall of 2019.

Coe faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Primary responsibilities of this position include:  teaching a variety of introductory and upper-level courses, fostering civic engagement, facilitating undergraduate research & internships; and contributing to general education. The normal course load 3:3. Faculty also have the option develop courses to be taught during May Term.

Qualifications: The candidate must be prepared to teach Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice, as well as a rotation of courses including Juvenile Justice, Comparative Justice Systems, and Law Enforcement & Corrections, with the option to teach additional courses in the candidate’s area of interest that will contribute to the program at Coe College.  The College strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching, and this position is especially interested in candidates who have experience using civic or community engaged pedagogies. Ph.D. preferred, although we would consider hiring an ABD candidate at the Instructor level. Candidates with terminal degrees in closely related fields are also strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching will be preferred.

Application: Applicants should send the following information through http://apply.interfolio.com/54156. A complete application will include:

  • a cover letter outlining the qualifications of the applicant and a description of how these qualifications will fill the needs of the position;
  • a current curriculum vitae and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts;
  • a statement of teaching interests, goals, pedagogical ideas, and reflections on past teaching experiences if they exist;
  • a diversity statement, highlighting a commitment to diversity and equity in higher education, and how social, cultural and intellectual diversity will be promoted through teaching, mentorship, or other contributions;
  • confidential letters of recommendation from three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s suitability as a teacher;
  • evidence of teaching excellence (if available), including sample course syllabi for courses that have been or could be taught in support of the position description.

Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 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.