Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Wells College
Aurora, NY

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Faculty Jobs
Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

 Wells College, a small liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Elementary Education starting August, 2023. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, supervising clinical field placements and student teaching, service to the college, and maintaining a modest research agenda. The Wells College Education Program provides pathways to initial teaching certification at the undergraduate level through the Inclusive Childhood Education Major (dual certification in Special Education and General Education Grades 1-6) and the Adolescent Education Program (certification in one of seven content areas, Grades 7-12), in addition to a minor in Education. 

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in the field of education from a nationally or regionally accredited institution or university is preferred. A background in literacy, and at least three years of experience working in K-12 public school classrooms with diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications: Post-secondary teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in elementary education field experiences and student teaching placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Experience with program assessment. Expertise in literacy, multicultural education, and culturally relevant pedagogy. 

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, sample syllabus, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Previous applicants need not reapply.


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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