Human Resources Department 


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

If you are interested in applying for an open position, please complete an application and return it to

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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.




Organic Chemistry
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: 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: 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.




Building Care Technician

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the full time position of Building Care Technician. This position supports the housekeeping staff for light maintenance repairs, event set up, supply delivery and trash/recycling removal. Technician will also assist with general housekeeping duties from time to time along with special projects. Successful candidate will be able to lift up to 75lb frequently, able to traverse all areas of campus, have excellent interpersonal skills, experience operating hand and power tools, able to work independently in a diverse work environment and willing to work flexible hours if necessary. Required qualifications: H.S. diploma or equivalent, previous experience in a similar position, NYS driver’s license with no moving violations. Interested candidates are to electronically send letter of application, completed Wells College application, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Applications will be accepted through January 16, 2015.  No phone calls please.


Accounting Assistant

Wells College seeks qualified candidates for the position of accounting assistant. The accounting assistant performs a diverse set of basic office, accounting, and data entry functions the major portion of which includes cashier window functions, receipting of cash, invoice coding and processing, data entry, filing, and responding to general inquiries while working under the immediate supervision of the controller within established College policies and procedures. Successful candidate will have excellent oral and written skills, ability to follow directions, work accurately with attention to details, while working to daily deadlines in an environment of continual interruptions. Must possess basic knowledge of accounting principles and general computing programs. Minimum educational requirement: High School diploma – Associates degree in Accounting or Business preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Interested candidates are requested to send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in PDF) to: Accounting Assistant Search via e-mail at No phone calls please.


Database Administrator for Admissions and Advancement 

Wells College is seeking a Data Systems Administrator to provide technical, administrative, and innovative/strategic leadership for data collection, management, and reporting for the admissions and advancement offices. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day administration of database and reporting software needs of the advancement and admissions offices, ensuring data integrity and security, building and maintaining reports to lead and track progress toward goals, training staff in the use of software, and providing technical assistance and coordinating problem resolution for the offices.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of three years of experience in database management and computer programming is desirable. The position requires the ability to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and staffs within advancement, admissions, and IT. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with Jenzabar or similar platform, as well as higher education experience is desirable. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references electronically (in PDF) to: Data Systems Search via email at  No phones calls please.


Director, Louis Jefferson Long Library

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 with at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, common sense, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A second master’s degree in a subject matter, technology-related field or management is preferred as is experience with instruction, library management systems, and successful grant applications.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in one PDF) to with Library Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please. Click here for a full description of the position.


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

New York Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: 646-428-3900
FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339