Employment

Set in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York, Wells College boasts a vibrant, diverse, and tight-knit campus community.

Our campus is centrally located and provides easy access to many metropolitan, cultural and educational centers, with a high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities in the area. The picturesque village of Aurora is 30 minutes from Ithaca; one hour from Rochester and Syracuse; two to three hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and five hours from New York City. Read more about what it's like to work at Wells.

Most Wells employees live in one of six nearby counties and can choose from a variety of living environments, including larger metro areas, smaller cities, or the many neighboring villages and hamlets.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time away, including 12 paid holidays and vacation days each year
  • Flexible work hours
  • Summer hours (four-day work week)
  • Dependent tuition benefits, including tuition remission at Wells and tuition exchange with other member institutions
  • Free parking and use of the fitness center, pool and other campus facilities
  • An Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P), which provides counseling for employees in need
  • All employees are eligible and have the option to join either Empower Federal Credit Union or Community Federal Credit Union, of which Wells is a member

Whether it's the great outdoors, family fun or the arts you're after, Aurora and its environs have something for everyone: you can kayak in Cayuga Lake; hike the surrounding nature trails; ski or golf at local courses and resorts; explore the many nearby state parks, stunning waterfalls and gorges and visit the region's many award-winning wineries, local craft breweries and delicious dining options—all within easy reach. We think you'll find Wells and its environs to be a most warm and wonderful place.

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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.

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Assistant Professor - Art History

The Wells College Visual Arts Program invites applicants for a Full Time, Tenure-Track position in Art History to begin in August 2019. The Program seeks a committed educator with specialty in Contemporary Art History and passion for teaching in a Liberal Arts environment. This position serves as the primary faculty member for the College’s Art History curriculum, and is responsible for introductory to upper-level courses in the field.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach critical theories and methodologies, and will apply such approaches throughout the curriculum. Global and intersectional approaches to the Art History curriculum are expected. Opportunities exist to develop new courses and to collaborate on the development of new curriculum in the Visual Arts. The successful candidate will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

The Visual Arts Program offers a B.A. in Visual Art, with concentrations available in Art History, Book Arts, and Studio Art. The appointment includes a 3/3 teaching load, mentoring undergraduate senior thesis work in Art History, and the committee service, scholarship, student advising, and departmental collaboration necessary for tenure-track advancement.  

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. 

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Studies (with demonstrable ability to offer general Art History survey courses), completed by August 2019
  • Documented publishing and/or professional experience
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sub-specialties in Design, Book, or Media Studies/History; Women’s & Gender Studies; and/or Museum Studies. 

Application Materials:

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • 2 Sample Syllabi: Ideally one for introductory survey course/one for upper level course
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement

 Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Professor-Mathematics

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 non-lab based physics courses, beginning August 2019. 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 private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. 

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. 

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

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Tenure-Track Modern Languages/Spanish

Wells College invites applicants for a Full-Time, Tenure-Track position in Modern Languages/Spanish to begin in August 2019. In addition to teaching courses in Spanish language and culture, the successful candidate will administer programs in modern languages, develop courses that serve the General Education Curriculum in language and culture, and serve as a faculty advisor for different off-campus study programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach language acquisition in innovative ways and will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. 

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, completed by August 2019
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with other modern languages 

Application Materials

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement 

Review of applications will begin March 1; applications are due no later than March 15.

 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

Modern Languages/Spanish - 2 Year Visiting Position

Wells College invites applicants for a 2-year visiting position to begin in August 2019 to teach courses in Spanish language and culture. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach language acquisition in innovative ways and will facilitate and respond to diverse student learning needs. 

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. 

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, completed by August 2019
  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with other modern languages 

Application Materials

  • letter of application
  • C.V.
  • list of three references with contact information
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Diversity Statement 

Review of applications will begin March 1; applications are due no later than March 15.

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here 

Faculty openings for the fall 2018 semester will be posted as they become available.

Grounds Worker

Wells College seeks applicants for the fulltime position of Grounds Worker.  Duties include but are not limited to:  mowing, planting, trimming, snow removal, sweeping, raking and other manual duties related to grounds keeping.  Must possess a valid NYS license with no moving violations.  Candidates with previous experience maintaining athletics fields preferred.  Must have knowledge and mechanical abilities to operate and maintain various types of equipment; capable of working in high and/or confined spaces; able to work alone and as part of a team; willing to work in all types of weather, ability to understand and follow oral and written direction and willing to work nights and weekends as needed.  Qualified candidates are to apply on line on below. No phone calls please. Wells 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.

 

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 External Candidates apply:  APPLY  HERE

Security Officer

Wells College is seeking qualified candidates for full-time and part-time security officers.  Duties include but are not limited to: patrolling campus, traffic and parking control, first aid assistance and crime prevention.  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 shifts and the ability to work weekends, holidays, special events.  Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references below.  Wells College is an EEO Employer committed to diversity. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. 

Internal Candidates Apply Here

External Candidates Apply Here

            

Book Arts Center Director

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (12 month) position of Director for the Book Arts Center. As Center Director, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center, including but not limited to: maintaining the book arts center building and studio spaces; managing the production and marketing of Wells College Press; running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program; contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, lecture series, special collections, and residencies; managing budgets for the academic program, Wells College Press, and the Summer Institute; interfacing and collaborating with campus and local communities as well as regional book arts organizations; overseeing the Victor Hammer Fellow and Assistant Director; and working with the Wells College Book Arts Center Advisory Board on furthering the mission of the center. 

Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or printmaking; good interpersonal skills; successful teaching experience in both short workshops and longer 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 course instruction, involvement with the String Room Gallery or involvement with the Visual Communication, Art History, Creative Writing, and Museum Studies majors and minors.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should apply below and include:

*a letter of application

*a resume

*a list of three references with contact information

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant

*a diversity statement

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

 Internal candidates Apply  Here

External Candidates Apply  Here 

Wells College is a nationally-recognized, private liberal arts college located on the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868, Wells provides a rigorous and relationship-based academic experience strengthened by the College's emphasis on community, residential atmosphere, and dedication to hands-on learning. The mission of Wells College is to teach students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.​

Assistant Director, Academic Coordinator - Book Arts Center

Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (10 month) position of Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator for the Book Arts Center. As Assistant Director​ and Academic Coordinator, the successful candidate will oversee all pedagogical aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center, including but not limited to: teaching two classes per semester, participating in curriculum development for the book arts and book studies programs in concert with other departments, overseeing internships and work study students, participating in recruitment and retention initiatives, advising students, and working in partnership with and under the center director. This is a two-year grant funded position with a possible extension contingent on additional outside funding. 

Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, 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.  

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should apply below and include:

*a letter of application

*a resume

*a list of three references with contact information

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant

*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant’s students

*a statement of teaching philosophy

*a diversity statement​

In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Internal Candidates Apply  Here

External Candidates Apply  Here 

Wells College is a nationally-recognized, private liberal arts college located on the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868, Wells provides a rigorous and relationship-based academic experience strengthened by the College's emphasis on community, residential atmosphere, and dedication to hands-on learning. The mission of Wells College is to teach students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.

 

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Custodian

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 electronically below. Candidates must include names and contact information of three professional references along with application materials.   The College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. No phone calls please.

 

External Candidates Apply  Here

Internal Candidates Apply   Here

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

Student Employment Positions

The following positions are available for the 2018-19 Academic year

Art Gallery Assistant (1 position available)

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Emily Howland After School Language Program (2 positions available)

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Admissions Tour Guide (2 positions available)

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 Lifeguard (1 position available)

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Athletic Events Assistant

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Communications Assistant (2 positions available)

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Math Clinic Assistant (5 positions available)

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Peer Tutors (14 positions available)

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Building and Grounds Assistant (5 positions available)

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Peachtown Elementary (1 position available)

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

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