Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Film Studies

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a benefit-eligible Visiting Assistant Professor position in Art and Film Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The successful applicant will have a strong foundation in digital art and time-based media with experience in film production.  During the academic year (Fall term 2019 and Spring term 2020), the successful candidate will teach a total of five courses (20 semester hours) as well as guide up to twelve Film Studies students as they prepare for their senior theses. The five courses will include introductory digital art, introductory time-based art, graphic design, and two additional courses, chosen in consultation with the Chair of the Art department and Coordinator of Film studies.


  • M.F.A. in art, film production, or related fields. 
  • Demonstrated interest and, preferably, experience in teaching small classes in a liberal arts setting.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials to

  • A letter of application that contains a discussion of teaching effectiveness and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Art/film portfolio
  • Sample syllabus for an undergraduate course
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable until the hiring process is completed)
  • Contact information for three references

Materials should emphasize the applicant’s academic background experiences as they pertain to teaching the listed courses and desire and ability to teach in a student-centered, liberal arts setting.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, May 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.