Assistant Professor of Spanish

Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish.

The Department of Foreign Languages at Coe College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish with a focus on one or more of the following areas: LatinX/Border Studies, Mexican literary/cultural studies, Central American literary/cultural studies. The appointment begins in Fall 2020.

Primary responsibilities of this position include teaching a variety of introductory and upper-level courses with a course load of 3:3 with class sizes ranging from 10 to 20 students. The successful candidate will embrace Coe’s student-centered approach to education. Working in a supportive environment, the candidate will have the opportunity to influence the learning and successes of our increasingly diverse student body. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. The position offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, and tenure expectations that allow for work-life balance.


  • We expect applicants to have at least near-native proficiency in Spanish, a Ph.D. in Spanish or a related field completed upon commencement of the position, and experience teaching college-level Spanish.

  • The candidate must be prepared to teach Spanish at all levels, including elementary and intermediate language.

  • We prefer candidates with an ability to teach Spanish for heritage speakers and Spanish for the professions.

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

To Apply:

To learn more about the position and to apply visit  Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • Cover letter outlining the qualifications of the applicant and a description of how these qualifications will fill the needs of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests (teaching philosophy)
  • Three letters of reference, one focused on teaching
  • Up to two sets of teaching evaluations, including student comments

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019, or until the position is filled.


Coe College is a highly selective, private, nationally-recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education in a residential setting since 1851. With a student body of 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 225,000 people. Coe’s growing LatinX student population comes from Arizona, Texas, California, Colorado, as well as from Iowa. Cedar Rapids has its own chapter of LULAC, a vibrant annual Festival Latino, and a Hispanic population eager to interact with your students here. Situated only 20 miles from the University of Iowa, the college is a convenient drive from Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis. The Creative Corridor, a cultural and business district that includes Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, offers affordable housing, proximity to the Eastern Iowa Airport, excellent public schools, and a variety of cultural and recreational attractions, including museums and festivals, a vibrant fine arts community, hiking and biking trails, and an active network of farmers’ markets. Cedar Rapids has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up” and as an All-American City by the National Civic League. Living in Cedar Rapids is very affordable with the cost of living below the national average.