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.

Employment Application

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.

Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre

The Wells College Theatre and Dance program seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre to begin in August 2018. 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 December 15, 2017.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and 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.  

 Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination 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.

Internal Candidates apply for this position here:  Apply Here

External Candidates apply for this position 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 2018.

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).

The successful candidate will teach limnology and other applied and career-relevant courses that will augment an existing environmental science curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise focuses on the study of lakes. Candidates must also be able to offer courses in GIS, manage technical needs related to offering these courses, and lead development of a minor in geospatial technologies.

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 via link below 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 October 30 and continue until the position is filled.

 Internal candidate apply  here 

External candidates apply here

 

 

Assistant Professor - Biologist/Molecular Biology

Wells College invites applications for atenure-track position in Biology at the assistant professor level, starting August 2018. A Ph.D. in biology is required as is a commitment to excellent teaching and to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to: teach undergraduate courses in genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, microbiology, and a course in an area of their interest; and contribute to a capstone course for biology, chemistry, and biochemistry & molecular biology majors. Membership in college-wide committees is expected. 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 Wells students. Wells is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, NY, in the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. Centrally located, Aurora provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers:  25 minutes to Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2 ½ hours from Buffalo and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.  Applicants should submit the following materials using the link below: a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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 to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Internal Candidates Apply    HERE

External Candidates Apply   HERE

Mathematics Positon

Wells College seeks a versatile mathematics professor capable of teaching both upper-level courses and ones at the introductory level, including calculus and statistics, as well as occasional computer science and/or physics courses. The position will begin August 2018.

Our program in Mathematical and Physical Sciences offers BA degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. In addition to teaching duties within the majors, we offer service courses for the social sciences and for the college's general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also oversee student projects, serve as an academic advisor, be an active member of the college community, and continue to engage in scholarship.

We expect the successful candidate to hold a PhD for initial appointment at the assistant professor level. We also expect the successful candidate to have teaching experience as an instructor of record in undergraduate courses.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color.
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 to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted below by 15 January 2018 and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates apply      HERE

External Candidates apply     HERE   

Modern Languages/Spanish - Tenure-Track Position

Wells College seeks a versatile professor of Modern Languages/Spanish with preference given to those applicants capable of teaching a second language as well. In addition to teaching courses in Spanish language and culture, the successful candidate will oversee courses in the modern languages and serve as a faculty advisor for off-campus study programs. We expect the successful candidate to hold a Ph.D. for initial appointment at the assistant professor level. The position begins August 2018.

Wells College is a small coeducational liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within a 75 minute radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. The current student body numbers about 500, 76% from NY State, and 32% identifying as students of color. 

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 to create a multicultural teaching, learning, and working environment; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted online by January 31, 2018 below and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Internal candidates apply              Here

 External candidates apply             Here

 

 

Faculty openings for the fall 2017 semester will be posted as they become available.

Campus Safety Officer

Wells College, located in Aurora, New York, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Full-time Campus Safety Officer.

Essential Job Functions:
Patrol College properties and facilities utilizing foot, motor, and bike patrol, including, but not limited to:

    • all on and off campus buildings,
    • check security lighting,
    • unlocking and locking buildings as needed,
    • recording any possible safety hazard or mechanical problems.
    • Respond to service calls including: answering portable phone, assist with medical emergencies, escorts on and off campus, lock outs, alarms, unusual activities, traffic control, greeting visitors.
    • Enforce parking regulations and issue tickets as needed.
    • Assist supervisor with conducting fire drills and safety programs.
    • Supervise student employees.
    • Complete security/incident reports.
    • General clerical duties, including: opening mail, filing, copying, faxing.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Educational and Other Requirements: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience in law enforcement or campus safety required; current NYS Security Guard License required; First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain these certifications required; Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license with no current moving violations and/or convictions; Ability and flexibility to work all (3) shifts (6:30 am – 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm- 10:30-pm, and 10:30pm – 6:30 am), and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.

Wells College is a four-year, liberal arts and sciences, residential college located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.  The College has a full-time enrollment of approximately 500 students and attracts students from throughout the United States and internationally.  Founded as a women's college, Wells College first admitted male students in 2005. At present, men represent a third of the student body.  Wells College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination 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.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references via the links located below.   Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Internal Candidates apply             HERE

External Candidates apply             HERE

Lab Manager and EHS Officer

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Lab Manager and EHS Officer. Working primarily in the College's modern science facility, the lab manager is responsible for: assistance in the set up and preparation of instructional laboratories; stockroom management, including ordering and receiving; care of live plants, animals and routine maintenance of living cultures and materials; management of hazardous materials, including record keeping and storage/removal for all academic areas; chemical and safety hazards training; supervision of student employees; oversight of building systems and equipment, including routine maintenance and repair; and other various laboratory duties. Successful candidates will possess excellent interpersonal skills, will be self motivated and energetic, and will be highly organized with the ability to handle requests from multiple sources and meet deadlines. Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or other relevant science. Knowledge of hazardous waste management (EPA and NYS) and laboratory animal care is preferred. 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 below and include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Internal Candidates Apply   HERE

External Candidates Apply   HERE

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

Student Employment Positions for Spring 2018

 

NOTE:  INFORMATION ON SPRING 2018 POSITIONS WILL BE POSTED IN MID-DECEMBER. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.

 

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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