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Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences. Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions. Students can have hands-on experiences in their field of study through quality internships, domestic and international travel, and distinctive service and research opportunities for personal and professional growth. The college is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service and engagement and has also been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans.
Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.


FACULTY POSITIONS

Position start date for the following faculty positions is anticipated for Fall 2017. To apply, please send materials as noted in each respective listing to:

Office of Academic Affairs
E‑mail: mcall@defiance.edu
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Electronic submission of materials is preferred and will be accepted until the positions are filled.
 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in our Business Programs, who will also serve as the director of business programs and accreditation. We are at an exciting crossroads and searching for a dynamic and innovative individual to provide leadership for our undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities of this full-time, tenure-track position include a 12-credit per year teaching load in undergraduate and graduate courses; accreditation compliance; academic advising; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in business (PhD or DBA) or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of IACBE accreditation, assessment of learning, and use of technology in pedagogy, including online learning experience.  While area of specialty is open, preference will be for candidates in the areas of finance, banking, agri-business, and/or entrepreneurship.

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, cv, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), salary expectations, and four professional references. 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in our Business Programs. We are at an exciting crossroads and searching for a dynamic and innovative individual to provide leadership for our undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities of this full-time, tenure-track position include a 24-credit per year teaching load in undergraduate and graduate courses; academic advising; committee work; and service to the college.
 
The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in business (PhD or DBA) or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of assessment of learning and use of technology in pedagogy, including online learning experience. While area of specialty is open, preference will be for candidates in the areas in finance, banking, agri-business, and/or entrepreneurship.
 
To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, cv, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), salary expectations, and four professional references. 


COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY POSITION

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time Computer Science faculty member who is interested in an exciting opportunity to develop a Computer Science companion program to our existing Digital Forensic Science Program. Responsibilities for this position include a 24-credit per year teaching load; academic advising; committee work; and service to the college and the wider community. Computer Science faculty will be teamed with experienced Digital Forensic Science faculty and the position will involve significant cross-training. Successful candidates should be versatile, adaptable, prepared to learn while teaching, and have a healthy curiosity about the Digital Forensic Science field as well as their own. 

Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree in computer science or related field; candidates with a master’s degree or ABD status will be considered. Rank and tenure track consideration is commensurate with education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with significant real-world software solution experience and higher education teaching experience. 

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, cv, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), salary requirements​,​ and contact information of four professional references. 

PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS 

TEACHER EDUCATION CLINICAL SUPERVISORS

The Defiance College Teacher Education program is seeking part-time Clinical Supervisors for Teacher Education students participating in 5-week practicum experiences in the Fall and Spring, and 15-week Internships in the Spring. Our Licensure areas include Early and Middle Childhood Education, Adolescent and Young Adult (core content areas), Intervention Specialist Mild-to-Moderate (K-12), and Health and Physical Education (Pre-K-12). Clinical Supervisors are required to make site visits during normal school hours and attend meetings and/or training sessions on campus.

Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Education and teaching experience in P-12 schools. A current teaching license within the areas indicated above is preferred. To apply, please complete the application found here and send it, along with a cover letter and resume, to the Defiance College Teacher Education Department at chiggins@defiance.edu.

For further information contact the Teacher Education Office at 419-783-2323.


PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS

Defiance College seeks qualified individuals for our part-time faculty pool. Format of classes is generally face to face and content areas of need vary from semester to semester. Part-time faculty are responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well-prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear directives, and timely and helpful feedback. 

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in relevant field; professional or teaching experience desirable. Current areas of need include: 
  • ​ACCOUNTING
  • BUSINESS
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • TEACHER EDUCATION 
To apply, send a letter of application, cv, and contact information of four professional references via email to the Office of Academic Affairs at mcall@defiance.edu.


APPLIED MUSIC LESSONS: GUITAR, VIOLA, TRUMPET, HORN, AND TUBA
Defiance College is seeking part-time instructors for anticipated needs in applied music lessons. The anticipated needs include Guitar, Viola, High Brass, and Low Brass. Instructors provide 12 lessons and a performance assessment. Candidates must be willing to recruit and build instrumental music studios and potentially small ensembles, based on department needs. Successful candidates are encouraged to develop a private studio from area secondary schools while using the college facilities and marketing. Candidates must hold a valid music credential and Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in performance or a performance certificate preferred. To apply, send letter of application, resume or cv, and names and contact information of three professional references via email to Jim Watson, Director of Music Programs, at jwatson@defiance.edu

Defiance College Music Programs serves students through a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Music ensembles involve students in cooperative learning environments developing aural, communication, and leadership skills. The department also offers private lessons in voice and all the band and orchestral instruments, guitar, bass, and percussion. Exciting things are happening with the DC Music Programs. For more information on the music programs, visit http://www.defiance.edu/student-life/music/index.html

 


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS 

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, seeks qualified applicants for a Sports Information Director. This full-time, 12-month administrative position will report to the Athletic Director. The SID is responsible for creating and executing strategies to increase the visibility of student-athletes, coaches, and all 18 athletic programs. Responsibilities include: coordination of media/public relation efforts; assisting with the webcast of home events; maintenance of the athletics website; creating and developing press releases, game notes for media, media guides, game programs, sports schedules, and other athletic department printed material; gathering, maintaining, and posting NCAA required statistics; game management duties specific to the SID such as staffing for all home events; supervise and mentor sports information graduate assistants; and other duties associated with being the SID.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in journalism, communication, public relations, sport management or a related field. Candidates must have excellent written (in AP style) and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, and be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in an intercollegiate sports information department. Candidates should have working knowledge of athletic statistics (prefer prior use of StatCrew software), Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, and have basic website content experience. Candidates should have the ability to create and edit highlight videos as well as have experience with social media.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to Michelle Call at: mcall@defiance.edu.

ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, has an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as Assistant Volleyball Coach. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, travel arrangements, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience. 

Applications for this full-time, 10-month position (August-May) are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to:  Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mcall@defiance.edu

​​ASSISTANT MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks applications for an individual to serve as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for an anticipated opening in September 2017. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience​. 

Applications for this full-time, 10-month position (August-May) are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to:  Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mcall@defiance.edu

ASSISTANT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks applications for an individual to serve as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for an anticipated opening in September 2017. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience. 

Applications for this full-time, 10-month position (August-May) are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to:  Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mcall@defiance.edu

ASSISTANT MEN’S SOCCER COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, has an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience. 

Applications for this full-time, 10-month position (August-May) are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to:  Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mcall@defiance.edu.

ASSISTANT WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, has an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience. 

Applications for this full-time, 10-month position (August-May) are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to:  Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mcall@defiance.edu

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

The following Graduate Assistantships are two-year assignments with a start date of August 1, 2017. Interested candidates must send letter of application for employment, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four references electronically to: mcall@defiance.edu.

Applicants must also apply separately for admission to Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, a goal statement, and two letters of recommendation specifically written in support of admission to the graduate program. The letters must attest to academic competence and to your ability to work with people and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and social skill. To complete the admission application online, visit http://www.defiance.edu/graduate-programs/index.html. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@defiance.edu

Successful candidates must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education or Business and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Additionally, a tuition waiver of up to 9 credit hours will be applied toward any pre-requisite courses which may be needed for the MBA program, provided they are taken at Defiance College. Compensation includes salary, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a women’s basketball graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach, recruiting, game preparation, practice organization, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous basketball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - MEN’S BASKETBALL
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a men’s basketball graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach, recruiting, game preparation, practice organization, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous basketball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - TENNIS
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a graduate assistant men’s and women’s tennis coaching position. Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach; recruiting; practice organization; fundraising; scheduling; assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation; academic monitoring; and other administrative duties as assigned.  Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous tennis playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - FOOTBALL
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a football graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching; all aspects of recruiting; assisting with film breakdown; game and practice preparation, including video cut-ups; serving as an assistant for equipment; assisting head coach in other duties as requested; and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate football playing or coaching experience.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as Graduate Assistant within Student Academic Support Services. Student Academic Support Services (SASS) supports the educational mission of Defiance College by providing academic services to students in a hospitable and positive atmosphere where personal growth and academic improvement are nurtured, long-term success is supported, and learning is the priority. Services and programs provided include tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing services, and are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills for a successful transition to college and for academic success throughout their college career and beyond.

The Graduate Assistant will serve as an assistant to the Director of Student Academic Support Services and assist with administrative duties related to academic support services. The individual is responsible for providing assistance in the selection, training, and assignment of tutors. Duties include administering surveys and assessment for SASS services, communicating with coaches and/or faculty to meet the needs of students, scheduling both participants/clients and student workers, leading study skill workshops, creating marketing materials, and entering data as well as compiling semester and yearly statistics.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, possess a strong academic record, and have set academic excellence as a priority. Knowledge of college student/adult development; learning assistance programs; learning style variations; student-athlete demands; and tutoring, teaching, learning, and collaboration techniques are necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and Publisher is a must.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a graduate assistant to the Sports Information Director. The individual will assist with coordination of publicity and media relations and promotion of the College’s 16 intercollegiate sports programs. Primary responsibilities will include layout and design of media guides, game-day programs and game note packets; writing press releases; daily maintenance of www.DefianceAthletics.com; keeping statistics and performing other game day tasks; and other duties as assigned by the Sports Information Director.  Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. Applicants with previous experience in a sports information department and a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Stat Crew will receive top consideration. Applicants must be able to adjust to a flexible work schedule requiring evening and weekend work.

NOTE: Applicants are also asked to submit writing/publication samples with their resume.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - INTRAMURALS
Defiance College seeks an individual to serve as Graduate Assistant for Intramurals within the Office of Student Life. Reporting to the Director of Student Activities & Leadership, the individual will be responsible for coordinating and planning the day-to day operations of a comprehensive intramural sports program which supports and encourages the concept of student leadership and development. The individual will support the activities and events of the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Duties with primary duties and responsibilities that include: coordinating and scheduling all intramural sports activities, events, and tournaments; hiring, training, and scheduling of officials and other student workers; policy development and enforcement; facility reservations; program promotion; participant registration; inventory and requisition of equipment and supplies; and program assessment.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, have knowledge of and/or have participated in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, and demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills; previous intramural participation, officiating, and/or tournament experience is desirable.

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