Wells College is located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities.
The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.
Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and
life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course
attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal
Kit Van Orman
Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
Aurora, NY 13026
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Wells College is a small selective co-educational liberal arts college located in central New York. The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Wells College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wells College seeks an instructor to teach Psychology 101 as part of a dual enrollment program on site at the local high school. Requires a minimum of a master’s degree. Course is scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the 12:16-12:57 period and will run the entire school year. Please send application with the names of three references to email@example.com.
Wells College seeks an instructor to teach introduction to Museum Studies. Successful candidate will have a Master’s degree related to Museum Studies, Curation, Art History, Art Criticism, or Studio Art and professional experience in designing exhibitions, working in a collection, and/or managing/curating an institution. Please send application with the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wells College seeks an instructor to teach Professional Visual Arts Practices. Successful candidate will have a Masters degree related to Museum Studies, Curation, Art History, Art Criticism, or Studio Art and professional experience in designing exhibitions, working in a collection, and/or managing/curating an institution. Individual will also have work experience with professional artists or arts administrators.
Please send application with the names of three references to email@example.com.
Mathematics and/or Computer Science
Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of Biology for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning August 2014. This is a 1-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. in Biology is required as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in animal physiology, human anatomy and physiology, and developmental biology; and to contribute to capstone courses for biology and chemistry majors, to our new Health Sciences program, and to the College’s general education curriculum including first-year seminars. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual growth. It is expected that the successful candidate will carry out research in partnership with undergraduate majors.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Biology Search Committee in the subject line. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
English and Creative Writing
Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of English beginning August 2014. This is a 2-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. preferred (MFA considered) as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in 19th and 20th century British and American Poetry, poetry writing and creative non-fiction writing, contribute to the College’s general education curriculum Sustainable Community, and to administer a vibrant visiting writers program.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: email@example.com with English Search Committee in the subject line. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Faculty openings for the fall 2014 semester will be posted as they become available.
Wells College seeks a Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services to develop experiential learning opportunities while assisting students, current and past, in developing skills they need for success in academic and work settings. Fundamental to the position is the ability to develop and implement effective methods of preparing students for the world of work. In addition, this person is charged with enhancing and coordinating activities within both the internal and external communities. The Director reports to the Provost and Dean of the College.
Qualifications: Masters degree; 5 years experience in college career services or similar experience in career development in a business environment; experience supervising and building partnerships; extensive knowledge of student development and career development; strong written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills especially those in the areas of collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making; strong organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and constituents; ability to work well without close supervision; proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Jenzabar or other student information systems); and an inclusive student-centered philosophy of providing services and resources.
Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2014 and will continue until the final candidate is selected. To apply, applicants should submit (all in one PDF) a cover letter with salary expectations; résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with EL&CS Searchin the subject line. No phone calls please.
Wells College seeks a Library Director for Long Library. The Director is responsible for the planning and administration of all library operations and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership for all functions of the library, program development and evaluation, staff supervision, and budget oversight. This position provides insightful leadership and acts as a catalyst for the creation of new services and program initiatives. The Library Director participates in outreach, marketing and collaboration by serving on college committees; participating in local, regional, and professional organizations; and representing the College at professional conferences. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of professional library experience with at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, common sense, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A second master’s degree in a subject matter, technology-related field or management is preferred as is experience with instruction, library management systems, and successful grant applications.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in one PDF) to email@example.com with Library Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.
Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Athletics. The Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall planning, management, development, and leadership of the intercollegiate athletics program, physical education, and fitness facilities. Required skills are but not limited to: knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and knowledge of Title IX; leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate a department as a team and members as individual players; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Fund-raising experience a real plus. Minimum requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, master's degree preferred; previous experience as an administrator in intercollegiate athletic, intramural and recreational sports/program; and supervisory experience. Experience in a liberal arts Division III institution and college coaching and/or playing experience preferred.
Review of applications will begin June 16, 2014 and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Interested candidates should e-mail one document (preferably pdf) including a letter of application; résumé; and list of three professional references with names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers to: AD Search via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous applicants need not re-apply. No phone calls please.
Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.
The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.