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Adjunct Faculty in Women's, Transgender, and Queer Studies

Employer
Wells College
Location
Aurora, New York

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Wells College seeks a part-time faculty member to teach two courses this fall semester: WTQS 148 Introduction to Women’s, Transgender, and Queer Studies and WTQS 245 Body Politics. A focus on intersectional approaches to transgender and queer theories and activisms are a focus of the Wells WTQS major.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., MFA, MA, or MS in Gender and Sexuality Studies or related fields
  • Experience in teaching at the college level.

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 at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a brief diversity statement including ways of engaging students outside of the classroom. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area 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; 2.5 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.

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