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 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Director, Book Arts Center
Wells College seeks a director for its Book Arts Center (BAC). The director is responsible for the management of the Book Arts Center including budget and curriculum; arranging for one visiting lecture each semester; working with the BAC Board of Advisors; organizing and running the yearly Summer Institute; training and supervising student workers; designing and printing certificates, broadsides and chapbooks; printing diplomas; ordering and maintaining all supplies; and maintaining and seeing to the repairs of BAC equipment. The director has the opportunity to teach one class per semester and reports directly to the Provost and Dean of the College. Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing and/or printmaking; good interpersonal skills; successful teaching experience in both workshops and semester-long courses; a record of meeting deadlines; and a collaborative spirit. Possibilities exist depending on experience to make additional contributions to the Visual Arts Program through management of the String Room Gallery or involvement with the Graphic Design and Museum Studies minors.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Candidates should send a complete CV, including education, teaching and workshop experience, books and publications, exhibitions, and collections that hold their work; 15 images of their work and up to 10 images of student work; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a vision statement for the Book Arts Center to firstname.lastname@example.org with BAC Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Wells College is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and driven individual who is interested in working in a supportive and engaging work environment as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, this position will work in conjunction with the Director to create a comprehensive Residence Life program that serves approximately 550 students. Primary responsibilities will include the supervision of 18 undergraduate Resident Advisors, management of the 5 residence halls on-campus, and administration of the conduct process.
Using a student-centered approach grounded in student development theory, the Assistant Director of Residence Life will make decisions about student staffing, hall programming, and the overall direction of the Resident Advisor program at Wells College. The Assistant Director will work to transform the residential student experience so that it complements the student’s academic endeavors in order to achieve a seamless learning environment. Required qualifications include a demonstrated ability in supervision of undergraduate students, relationship building with other college departments, budgeting, assessment of Residence Life programs, cultivating relationships with students, and a willing attitude.
Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills, communication skills, and computer literacy skills are also required. The Assistant Director will also serve on the Dean of Student’s on-call rotation, so knowledge of crisis management and the ability to respond to emergency situations on weekends and evenings are needed. The Assistant Director serves as a conduct hearing officer, and general knowledge of conduct processes and experience is preferred. Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field is preferred. The position includes a furnished on-campus apartment with internet and basic cable, and a meal plan when classes are in session.
Qualified candidates can send letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Ms. Kit Van Orman, Manager of Human Resources and Business Services, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 or email email@example.com. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled; review of applications will begin immediately, and priority will be given to applications received before April 4, 2014.
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; five years of professional 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 immediately 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. 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.