Wells College invites applications for a tenure-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 online at www.wells.edu/employment: 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.
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 b...e 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.