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Assistant Professor - Environmental Science

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Assistant Professor - Environmental Science

Wells College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, with experience in aquatic ecosystems. We desire a colleague experienced in interdisciplinary, experiential pedagogy who will develop coursework and programming capitalizing on our unique, rural location on Cayuga Lake. A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a related field is required by the time of appointment. The qualified candidate would teach introductory courses in the Environmental Sciences including Introduction to Environmental Science, Conservation of Biodiversity, and upper division courses in Climate Systems and Limnology. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop courses and work collaboratively with members of our Sustainability major, Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as well as with colleagues in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences.

A successful candidate will support research involving undergraduates and participate in service to the College. Applicants should provide evidence of innovative teaching, investigative learning, conscientious advising, and their own continuing intellectual vitality. Wells College is committed to fostering a diverse learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. We are actively seeking to increase faculty and staff diversity. It is expected this professor will contribute to a culture of community and help strengthen relationships on and off campus.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York, on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

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.

Applications should be submitted online at and include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact information of three references, a brief teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and a brief diversity statement including ways of engaging students outside of the classroom. Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.


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