Assistant Professor of Psychology

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Psychology. 

Candidates with the ability to contribute to courses in the psychology of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are encouraged to apply. In addition to teaching the department’s existing Topics in Diversity & Inclusion course, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a seminar in psychology and first year seminar in an area of their expertise, and will also contribute to departmental courses including introductory psychology, research methods or statistics and other core courses in the psychology curriculum. The department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered perspective and an inclusive approach to teaching and research. 

Coe’s Psychology Department includes 8 full-time faculty and is an integral part of the college’s interdisciplinary organizational science and neuroscience programs. The department has a strong commitment to provide intensive, hands-on research experiences and internship placements for its students. 

Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education for students in a residential setting since 1851. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 175,000 people, providing a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.


Doctoral degree required by start date; candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and an active program of research adaptable to student-faculty collaboration will be strongly preferred. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, research statement, unofficial graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation on this link.  Please use the information below as a guide in preparing your teaching, diversity and research statements:

  • Teaching statement: The Coe College Psychology Department is committed to student-centered teaching and mentorship in the liberal arts tradition. Please provide a statement that includes a description of your teaching philosophy, background and a summary of your course evaluations.
  • Diversity statement: The Coe College Psychology Department is committed to fostering an inclusive 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. Please provide a statement of how you will promote the values of diversity and inclusion through your teaching, research, or other contributions to the college or department.
  • Research statement: The Coe College Psychology Department has a strong tradition in and commitment to collaborative student/faculty research. Please provide a description of the research program that you would bring to or develop at the college. Particular focus should be on describing the role of students as collaborators in your research.

 Review of applications will begin on October 20.

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.