Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English

The Coe College English Department invites applications for a renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track appointment in English, to begin August 2024.

We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can expand our curriculum, pedagogy, and programs and foster inclusion and access for students from historically underrepresented groups. Primary responsibilities are to teach courses in African American literature and design and develop topics courses in ethnic American literatures. Welcome subfields include other ethnic American literatures, creative writing, or additional areas that would diversify our current course offerings. Editorial/publishing experience and demonstrated dedication to community-focused mentorship are welcomed as well. Opportunity exists to teach in the college’s interdisciplinary programs. Teaching load is six courses per year; all departmental faculty contribute to the college’s first-year seminar program and general education and advise students. Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the United States as we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. 

Primary responsibilities

Teach African American literature, other literature, and/or creative writing courses. Ph.D in English or related field and/or MFA in hand by August 2024 required.

To apply submit the following: 

  • Letter of application that addresses teaching in a student-centered liberal arts context and describes current and prospective projects
  • Vitae
  • One-page document briefly describing three courses the applicant proposes teaching at Coe

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Applications received before February 5, 2024 will receive full consideration.
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.

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.