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.
The Criminal Justice Program at Wells College invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position to start Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching core courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Corrections. While areas of specialization are open, the committee is eager to review materials from candidates who teach courses that emphasize intersections of race, class, and gender within the criminal justice system and that could contribute to the development of a Social Work minor.
Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual vitality. An earned Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field is preferred. Applicants without a terminal degree will be considered at the rank of Visiting Lecturer.
Applicants should email a single PDF containing a cover letter; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; transcripts; and names, titles, and contact information for three references to: email@example.com with CRIM Search Committee in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Organic Chemistry (2 semesters), Biochemistry, Biochemical Pathways, and subjects in the candidate's area of interest/expertise. Particular attention will be paid to candidates who can contribute to a major in the Health Sciences. In addition, there is the expectation that the successful candidate will carry out research in partnership with undergraduate majors and contribute to the College’s general education curriculum. Applicants should be committed to innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and his/her own continuing intellectual vitality. Applicants should submit a CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference (all in one PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Chemistry Search Committee" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin January 30, and will continue until the position is filled.
Mathematics and/or Computer Science
Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the area of Mathematics and/or Computer Science beginning August 2014. 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. 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: email@example.com with MPS 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 spring 2014 semester will be posted as they become available.
Admissions Counselor and Admissions Event Coordinator
This position will represent Wells College to prospective students, parents, and high school counselors for the purpose of recruiting and selecting new students to the college. In addition, this position will organize and manage all admissions office on-campus events throughout the year. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working with the director of admissions & financial aid to develop program schedules for all events, contacting on- and off-campus constituencies to participate in events, managing all facets of the event (invitations, meals, class visits, academic and student life presentations), planning and implementing recruitment activities in assigned regions/territories (four weeks of travel in the fall/ two weeks in the spring), managing all phases of the application and selection process, and conducting prospective student interviews.
Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required. Experience in college admission, communications and marketing is preferred but not required. Weekend and evening work is required during peak recruitment seasons. Candidates must demonstrate strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential with the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional or academic references to Admissions Search, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
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: email@example.com or mailed to 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Wells College seeks an Educational Technology Coordinator who will be responsible for implementing, managing, and evaluating educational technology resources and services that support teaching and learning. The coordinator provides hands-on curricular support to faculty, students, and academic and student life staff for integrating technologies into educational programs. Consults and collaborates with faculty, information technology staff, and students to enrich teaching, learning, and scholarship through the effective use of established and emerging technologies.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, education technology, information technology, instructional technology, instructional design or related field; demonstrated ability to support the use of technology in a higher education setting; experience with a wide range of technology to include learning management systems, multi-media tools, presentation software, survey software, and web-based collaboration tools; extensive knowledge of both Mac and Windows desktop systems as well as current mobile devices and platforms; working knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning, universal design, and course and classroom design; ability to engage and work effectively with users of varied skill levels and interests; ability to flourish as a team member and an independent worker; strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills; demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service; and teaching or training experience in technology-related field preferred.
Applicants should email a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Educational Technology in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.
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 in technical services and/or library management systems with at least 3 years of supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. Candidates who previously applied should reapply if they wish to be considered as the responsibilities of the position have been altered and now include library management systems and technical services duties.
Applicants should email a single PDF containing a cover letter; résumé; and names, titles, and contact information for three references to: email@example.com with Library Director Search in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.
Farmer's Market Manager
Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the part-time position of Farmers Market Manager. This newly-created position will develop the Village of Aurora Farmers Market. This new market will provide access to locally grown fruits, vegetables and other farm and craft products, create a sense of community within the Village, help to additionally revitalize the Village business district, and connect Village residents with area farmers. This ambitious pilot project is being undertaken with financial support from the Cayuga Health Association Fund, a part of The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Key responsibilities of the manager will be recruitment of all vendors/farmers, community relationship development, advertising/promotional development, and fundraising, along with day-to-day operations in-season and strategic planning in preparation for upcoming seasons. Required Qualifications: excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, self-motivated, diplomacy and dispute resolution skills, creative and passionate about community and local agriculture. Highly desired qualifications: previous experience managing a farmers market, fundraising and grant writing skills, donor cultivation and financial experience (i.e. budgeting). Interested applicants may electronically send a letter of application, resume and the names and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org noting Farmers Market Manager Search in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Positions are posted as they become available. Please check back often.
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
New York Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339