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
Manager 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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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.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the area of Mathematics and/or Computer Science beginning August 2015. This is a 1-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. preferred as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in computer science and mathematics, potentially contributing to the College's general education curriculum Sustainable Community. Additionally the College invites applications for part-time teaching positions in the fields of mathematics, computer science, and physics. Minimum requirements include a master's degree in an appropriate field and teaching experience. Wells College is a small, liberal arts college located in central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating for which position they are applying, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with MPS Searches in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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

Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct

Wells College is seeking a dynamic, collaborative student affairs professional who is interested in working in a supportive and engaging work environment as Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct (DRL). Reporting to the Dean of Students, this position has primary responsibility for leadership and management of a comprehensive residence life program serving approximately 550 students and the management/administration of the campus student conduct process.

Using a student-centered approach, grounded in student development theory, the DRL will make decisions regarding program design, staffing, and the overall daily operations of the residence life program as well coordination of the campus student conduct process. The DRL will assume leadership in Student Life and across campus by transforming the residential student experience so that it complements the student's academic endeavors in order to achieve a seamless learning environment. Demonstrated ability in coordinating programs with other college departments, assessment of residential life programs, managing a campus conduct system, assisting in institutional retention efforts and the cultivation of relationships with students, student organizations, faculty and administration is required.

Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills, knowledge of contract negotiations and group facilitation, budget preparation and dispute resolution, detail orientation, strong supervisory skills and computer literacy also required. The position includes a furnished on campus apartment with cable television and meal plan while classes are in session. The DRL will also serve on the Dean of Students on call rotation. Additional requirements include a master's in College Student Personnel, Higher Education or related field and at least 1-3 years of Residence Life/Student Conduct experience.

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 wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled; review of applications will begin immediately.

Resource Sharing Manager

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the temporary full time position of Resource Sharing Manager. Duties include but are not limited to: ordering, receiving, invoicing and pre-catalog processing of print and non-print materials for the library's collection along with interlibrary loan service and office management activities. Excellent communication skills; proficient computer skills especially database searching; ability to perform multiple tasks with accuracy; ability to work independently with little supervision and experience with creating and maintaining web pages. Must be a team player. Experience with and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to fostering inclusion and multiculturalism. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree and two years previous experience in an academic library. Experience with library public services preferred. Send letter of application, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: wellsjobs@wells.edu. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.


Wells College seeks applicants for the full time position of Custodian. Duties include but are not limited to: routine manual work and special projects involving the overall care of on and off campus buildings and to insure a clean and safe environment for residents, faculty, staff and visitors. Successful candidate will be highly motivated, a self-starter and willing to work nights and weekends. Must be capable of moving heavy objects and occasionally lift at least 75lb. Valid NYS Drivers License with no current moving violations. Some previous experience preferred. Applications will be accepted at the Human Resources Office between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday; electronically sent to: wellsjobs@wells.edu or mailed to 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 until the position is filled. 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

New York Office

  • Office for Civil Rights
  • U.S. Department of Education
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  • New York, NY 10005-2500
  • Telephone: 646-428-3900
  • FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339
  • Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

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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