Employment

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 time off.

For more information, please contact:
Kit Van Orman
Director of Human Resources and Business Services
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3317
Fax: 315.364.3295
Email: hr@wells.edu

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please complete an application and return it to wellsjobs@wells.edu.

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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.

Tenure Track Non-Western History - Faculty Position

The Wells College History Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Non-Western history beginning in August 2017. Specialization in Asia or the Middle East preferred, other non-western areas considered. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, including two World History survey classes and upper-level courses in accordance with the candidate's specialization and program needs. The search committee welcomes applications from those who can contribute to one or more of the following areas: Museum Studies, Film and Media Studies, Non-Western Art History or Literature, Global & International Studies, or Gender Studies. Ph. D. and previous teaching experience preferred, although A.B.D. candidates with strong qualifications will be considered.

Wells College is a small liberal arts college located in central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with History Search in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wells College, a small liberal arts college, is located in central New York in the village of Aurora which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and contact information for three references should be submitted online at the appropriate link below. 

Internal candidate apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Education

Join an innovative and energized faculty dedicated to the preparation of teacher leaders. Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education. The position will begin fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate coursework in special education, elementary methods, and educational foundations. The position also includes supervision of student teachers. This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to model effective instructional practice in a dynamic teacher preparation program, provide quality academic advising to students, engage in research and other professional development activities, and work collaboratively with others within the institution and in area P-12 schools.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field from a nationally and/or regionally accredited institution or university. Successful candidates will have at least three years successful experience in P-6 public schools with diverse populations; experience working with students with disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, etc.); commitment to and experience in inclusive education; and knowledge about differentiated teaching and learning strategies, instructional accommodations, and modifications for diverse learners.

Desired Qualifications: College teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in special education field experiences and internship placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). Experience with the edTPA.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.

Internal candidate apply here:   Apply here.
External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre

The Wells College Theatre and Dance program seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in design, stage management, and introduction to theatre. The position also includes designing and building lighting and scenery for three faculty productions per year, managing two performance spaces, advising students in technical theatre, and supervising work-study and backstage crews. M.F.A. required. Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.

Internal Candidates apply for this position here:  Apply Here

External Candidates apply for this position here:  Apply Here

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to support a new and growing Bachelor of Arts degree program. The successful candidate will teach theoretical and applied courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Corrections; develop new courses in their areas of expertise; and serve as program coordinator, which includes major/minor advising, senior theses supervision, program assessment, among other duties. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching and conscientious advising and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. An earned Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field is required. The position will begin August 2017.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Assistant Professor of Business

Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business position to support a new and growing Bachelor of Science degree program. The successful candidate will teach theoretical and applied courses including Project Management, Innovation and Creative Problem Solving, Sustainable Business Management, Management for a Small Planet, and Personal Financial Management, and will develop new courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will be expected to provide conscientious service to the program and college by participating in major/minor advising, internship guidance, program assessment, and faculty committees, among others. Applicants must be committed to teaching excellence and innovation and display a record of scholarly contributions to the field. A Ph.D. or DBA in the field is required. The position will begin August 2017.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research plan (including how students may be included), and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials may be requested during the selection process.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:  Apply here.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Wells College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. We are seeking to fill a full-time two year visiting position in Environmental Science with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track. The position begins in August 2017.

We seek a broadly trained and versatile candidate with a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree related to environmental science. Candidates should have teaching experience including experience teaching courses in GIS (geographic information systems). We welcome applicants who have experience working in the field of environmental science in state, federal, local or other agencies, or in non-governmental organizations. Regional contacts and connections will be particularly valuable.

Candidates must be able to offer courses in GIS, manage technical needs related to offering these courses, and lead development of a minor in geospatial technologies. The successful candidate will teach limnology and other applied and career-relevant courses that will augment an existing environmental science curriculum, and be able to successfully integrate use of parks, protected areas, and other natural resources in the region into the curriculum.

In addition to undergraduate teaching, the successful applicant will oversee student projects, serve as an academic advisor, and contribute to college-wide offerings and the overall life of the college.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research/outreach interests, transcripts and names of three references. Review of applications will begin February 13 and continue until the position is filled.

Internal candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here:   Apply here.

Faculty openings for the spring 2016 semester will be posted as they become available.

Director of the Career Center

Wells College seeks a Director of the Career Center 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. A fuller position description can be found at www.wells.edu/about/employment.

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.

Wells College was established as a women's college in 1868 and became coeducational in 2005. The College is a nationally recognized small residential liberal arts college located on the shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of 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; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations; résumé; and names and contact information for three professional references online at www.wells.edu/employment. No phone one calls please. Read the full position description.

Internal Candidates apply here:  Apply here.

External candidates apply here: Apply here.

Assistant/Associate Director of Communications

Wells College seeks an experienced and energetic professional to help manage the College's communications efforts. From media relations, to event publicity, to web updates, to publications management, to copy writing and social media, the Communications staff supports all areas of the College.

The successful candidate will contribute to the College's communications, admissions, alumni relations and fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively to support academic and student success, the incumbent will help share the College's story with a wide range of audiences.

A bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism or a related field, and a minimum of five years relevant experience is required. Skills must include exceptional attention to language, facility with social media and emerging technologies, familiarity with content management systems, and a strong desire to seek out solutions. The ability to self-start, meet deadlines and work under pressure are essential. Knowledge of higher education and a commitment to the liberal arts are also expected. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

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; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. A letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references should be sent electronically (all in Pdf format) to: Communications Search via wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please.

Coordinator of Donor Relations

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator of Donor Relations. This non-exempt position will have the primary responsibility for the planning and implementation of the College's robust stewardship plan aimed at broadening and deepening the base of support for the College, consistent with the mission of the College. Working closely with colleagues in Advancement, President's Office, Communications and Marketing, and others, this position provides oversight and assistance for all areas related to donor stewardship, including donor recognition, engagement activities, events, and acting on inquiries from donors. Duties include but are not limited to: Oversight/coordination of the donor relations program plan; oversight of individual acknowledgement and communication process (gifts, birthday, deceased, pledges, in memory or honor, retirement, etc.); coordinate volunteer stewardship to include recognition, training and communications; coordinate Reunion donors and volunteer recognition; track endowment information to report earnings and award status to donors; oversight/coordination of supply of gifts, travel packets and staff prep materials; serve as administrative liaison for Wells College Alumnae and Alumni Association award committee and assist the committee's work; foster on-campus partnerships with those who can contribute to stewardship, including but not limited to the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, faculty members and students; attend and assist with special donor and volunteer events; provide assistance with various projects and programs as required and other general office duties as assigned; foster positive relationships with on-and off-campus constituents; including but not limited to alumnae/i, volunteers, prospects, donors, members of the Board of Trustees, students and their families, vendors, faculty and staff. Successful candidate will possess Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including verbal, written and telephone communications. Excellent writing and editing skills. Above average computer and word processing knowledge and skills including knowledge of mainframe database operations, querying, and reporting from databases are essential. Must have the ability to conceptualize and implement programs and meet goals and deadlines. Basic accounting and analytic skills, attention to detail and ability to perform detailed operations accurately are also needed. Ability to prioritize, perform and manage multiple tasks. Ability to understand and provide verbal and written instructions. Must be highly organized, efficient, effective, inquisitive, be a team player, have initiative and a creative approach to problem-solving. Confidentiality and belief in the mission of higher education are essential. Occasional Travel may be required. B.A or A.A; 3 years related experience. Qualified candidates are required to electronically send a letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references (all in pdf format) to: Advancement Search-Coordinator of Donor Relations, wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please. 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. No phone calls please.

Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Wells College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and sexual harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Wells College policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence against Wells College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination may be referred to the College's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Kit Van Orman

  • Manager of Human Resources and Business Services
  • Macmillan 206
  • Telephone: 315-364-3317
  • Email: kit@wells.edu

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Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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