Part-Time Laboratory Instructor

Coe College invites applications for a one semester part-time instructor for 2-4 introductory biology laboratories beginning in January 2020.

The Coe College Biology Department seeks a candidate with the ability to teach introductory Biology lab courses for both majors and non-majors. Preparation and grading of quizzes, homework and lab reports is expected. Organismal and Ecological Biology is a course meant to introduce the students to the study of organ systems, ecology, and animal behavior. Lab sections are designed to complement and give hands-on experience for students taking the co-requisite lecture course. The lab times are three hour blocks on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings and a mandatory lab prep meeting on Fridays at noon. 


  • A Master’s, ABD or equivalent degree in Biology or a related field is required.
  • Experience as a teacher or teaching assistant preferred.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check with Coe College policy.

To Apply:  

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references by e-mail to: OR by mail to: Dr. Michael Leonardo, Chair of Biology, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Please contact Michael Leonardo at or 319.399.8873 with any questions.

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.