Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

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

The successful applicant will teach three courses per term, beginning August 2019.

During the fall term, the successful applicant will be asked to teach two sections of "Introduction to Media Analysis" and one section of "Visual Rhetoric." In the spring, the applicant will be asked to teach two sections of "Fundamentals of Public Speaking" and one section of "Sex, Race, & Gender in the Media." Communication Studies courses typically contain 12-18 students. Please click on the application link below to review course descriptions.


M.A. Communication Studies, Media Studies, or a related field; Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to teach the aforementioned courses. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and an interest in mentoring undergraduate students will be strongly preferred.

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
  • Sample syllabi 
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) 
  • Contact information for three references

Materials should emphasize the applicant's ability to teach the aforementioned courses and speak to one's commitment to teaching in a student-centered, liberal arts setting.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, March 29, 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.