Assistant Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science 

The Department of Political Science at Coe College seeks a full-time faculty member to begin August 2024. The position is non-tenure track and starts with a preliminary two-year contract with possibility of renewal given a successful evaluation process. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated ability to teach courses in American government institutions who can also teach a research methods course. Teaching interests in areas such as health care policy and/or race and ethnicity in politics would be a plus. Willingness to teach in Coe’s interdisciplinary First Year Seminar Program will be expected. The teaching load is 3-3, including one section of American National Government each term.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Political Science by the start date (August 2024) and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence, especially in the area of American politics.

Must be currently authorized to work in the United States as visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the United States as we are unable to sponsor of take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

Three letters of recommendation will be subsequently requested from candidates who advance in the review process.

We will begin reviewing completed applications on February 1, 2024.

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Established in 1851, Coe is a residential liberal arts college with a reputation for academic excellence. Coe is proud to be recognized nationally as one of the best schools for internships, for the accessibility of faculty members, as a top producer of Fulbright scholars in the United States, and for its outstanding Writing Center. These attributes are 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 276,000 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.