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Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts-based 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

Assistant Professor of Design

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design. Defiance College is a liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio that features small classes that help students thrive. While Defiance, Ohio offers small-town charms, the college is also less than an hour away from the vibrant cities of Toledo and Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Graphic Design program is well-established with many students majoring and minoring in it. Students in the Design program at Defiance College study to broaden their skills and gain exposure to the expanding landscape of art and design.

Duties include a 4/4 teaching load involving graphic design (print and web formats), digital photography, and foundation courses in 2D and 3D design. Responsibilities will also include academic advising, curriculum development, program equipment maintenance, and involvement in committee and college service.

The successful candidate must have an MFA or other terminal degree in Graphic Design, Package Design, Photography, or other relevant area.  Rank and appointment based on degree and experience.  College teaching experience, including the ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required. Additional desirable candidate attributes include: a demonstrated record of creative work; expertise in digital photography, with an emphasis on portfolio preparation and product photography; experience designing creative packaging for consumer goods; and understanding of materials and manufacturing processes in package design. 

To apply, send a letter of application, cv, contact information of three professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), 20 digital images of personal/professional creative work, and 5-10 images of student work (images in PDF format) to employment@defiance.edu. The position start date is anticipated for Fall 2024. Review of application will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Defiance College is currently in search of a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to instruct undergraduate Sport Management courses on campus, with the potential for teaching online graduate courses (MBA) starting in August 2024. Sport Management stands as one of the largest programs at Defiance College, housed within the Division of Business, Education, and Social Work. Individuals possessing expertise in Sport Management are strongly encouraged to apply.

The sport management program features a career-oriented curriculum that prepares students for various professions in sports and recreation industries. The program balances classroom knowledge and theory with practical opportunities, allowing students to gain an upper hand in their education. Focus in the program is on internships, field experiences, and research. DC has amazing athletic facilities and students earn valuable experience working closely with athletic staff on events. Sport Management is among the largest majors on campus and students leave DC with experiential knowledge that readies them for the sport industry.

The required teaching load is 4-4 (24 credits per academic year) and the position duties include teaching courses in the Sport Management program and other related courses at the undergraduate/graduate level. Areas may include Introduction to Sport Management, Event and Facility Management, Sport Law, Sport Marketing, Sport Leadership, and/or other areas to help propel students successfully into the sport industry. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students; cultivating and developing external relationships that facilitate opportunities for guest speaking, internships, post graduate work, and scholarships; participating in professional associations that correlate with Sport Management; engaging in scholarship and community service; and serving on departmental & institutional committees. College level service is required appropriate to academic rank.

A Ph.D. in Sport Administration or a related field is required; advanced ABD will be considered. Applicants must be willing to participate in administrative duties, including work on campus committees, working with sport management student and alumni clubs, student advising, and other duties as assigned. Preferred candidates will have extensive teaching experience, experience working with undergraduate students, and possess practical knowledge in the sports industry.

To apply, submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. Teaching Evaluations), and the contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Position begins in August 2024.

 

Assistant Professor of Social Work/Field Coordinator

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant Professor of Social Work/Field Coordinator. Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load that focuses on a variety of Social Work courses including macro practice courses, courses within the social work program curriculum, and responsibility for all field education. Program responsibilities include participating in program events. Additional duties include academic advising; curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful candidate must have two years of post-masters practice experience. For a tenure-track position and the rank of Assistant Professor, the candidate must have a doctoral degree.  For a non-tenure-track position and the rank of Assistant Professor of Social Work, the candidate would need either three years of college teaching experience or three years of full-time experience in the field, and an M.S.W. Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate (DSW or PhD) and with interests and experience in international social work.  

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and the contact information of four professional references to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin March15, 2024, but will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts in Fall 2024.

 

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of Criminal Justice.  Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load that focuses on courses in the criminal justice major; academic advising; curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

The preferred candidate will have a doctoral degree in criminal justice or a related major. Candidates in the advanced stages of ABD will also be considered, as well as those holding a JD. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the criminal justice system, knowledge of contemporary issues in criminal justice, and a desire to proactively collaborate with community partners in the field.

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, cv or resume, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and the contact information of four professional references to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts in Fall 2024. 

 

Assistant Professor of Business/Finance & Economics

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Business with a required specialization in Finance and Economics. Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses from introductory to advanced levels. The position also entails academic advising, assisting with program leadership, curriculum development, committee work, and service to the college. The college is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

The successful applicant will have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to Business with an emphasis in Finance or Economics; ABD candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to those with a strong teaching record, innovative ideas for course development and pedagogy, and a willingness to help students apply their work both inside and outside the classroom in creative ways. Professional experience in the field of finance or economics is desirable.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, and the contact information for three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts in Fall 2024.

 

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Marketing.  Responsibilities include a 12 credit per semester teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses that include introductory and advanced courses. The position also includes academic advising, assisting with program leadership and curriculum development, committee work, and service to the college. The college is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in a field pertinent to Business, with a preference for those with a specialization in Marketing; ABD candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record, innovative ideas for course development and pedagogy, and a willingness to help students apply their work both inside and outside the classroom in creative ways. Professional experience in the field of marketing is desirable.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, and the contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The position starts in Fall 2024.

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry. We are looking for a passionate and committed teacher-scholar that can easily move between introductory and upper-division chemistry courses. Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load focused on a variety of courses that include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Quantitative Analysis, among others within the applicant’s area of expertise. The position duties also include academic advising; assisting with program leadership and curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in chemistry or a closely-related field; ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record that incorporates robust pedagogical strategies, a demonstrated commitment to sustaining a research program focused on undergraduates, and good interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the importance of collaboration.

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Position begins in August 2024.

 

Computer Science/Cybersecurity Faculty Position 

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty member in cybersecurity. This major will complement and expand the existing Cyber-Forensic and Computer Science programs. 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. A successful candidate will bring experience in the field of cybersecurity and a collaborative spirit as the position involves significant teamwork in the partner programs.

Preferred candidates will have a Master’s degree or higher in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Cyber-Forensics, or related field.  Rank and tenure track consideration is commensurate with education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with significant practical real-world experience with cybersecurity, information assurance, and incident response, coupled with higher education teaching experience.    

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements 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 electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Position begins in August 2024.

 



PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS

Part-Time Studio Art Faculty
The Defiance College Art & Design program is seeking part-time instructors to teach Studio Art courses beginning in Fall 2023. Courses include foundational art classes such as 2D, 3D, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Jewelry. 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 have an MFA in a related art or design field. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS
Defiance College is often in need of 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 (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant field and professional or teaching experience is desirable. 

To apply for any of the current areas of need as noted below, send a cover letter identifying the teaching area of interest, vitae/resume, and the contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu

Cybersecurity: Introduction to Operating Systems; System Administration; Operating System Security
Computer Science: Computer Essentials and Practical Applications; Intermediate Programming
Marketing
Accounting
Psychology: 
Introduction to Psychology (10:00-10:50 M-W-F); Lifespan Development (8:00-9:15 T-Th)
Art: Courses in painting, 2D and 3D design, drawing, sculpture, and jewelry making. In person only.  
Graphic Design: Courses in animation, illustration, video art, motion graphics and sound production. In person and online opportunities.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION CLINICAL SUPERVISORS
The Teacher Education program is seeking part-time clinical supervisors for teacher education students participating in 5-week practicum experiences and in 15-week student teaching experiences for the fall and spring semesters. Our licensure areas include early and middle childhood education, adolescent and young adult (core content areas), and intervention specialist mild-to-moderate (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 this application 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.


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

Defiance College invites applications for the position of Head Men’s Wrestling Coach. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). 

Reporting to the Athletic Director, the individual will be responsible for the total operation of the wrestling program. Responsibilities will include all duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate wrestling program including, but not limited to, recruiting, coaching, budget management, organization of training, practices and competitions, academic monitoring and other duties as assigned. Additional expectations of this position include mentoring of student-athletes and commitment to their academic progress and degree completion; knowledge of and commitment to all NAIA, WHAC, and institutional rules and regulations; game administration duties; and some departmental and campus committee work/involvement. 

Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of wrestling; proven success in coaching wrestling at the collegiate or high school level; the ability to recruit, develop and motivate student-athletes; and a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong leadership skills. A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and valid driver’s license are required. 

This is a full-time position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, complete resume, and a list of four references with contact information electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

 

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Defiance College seeks qualified applicants to serve as Head Men’s Soccer Coach. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). 

Reporting to the Athletic Director, the individual will be responsible for the total operation of the men’s soccer program. Soccer duties include recruiting, game preparation, practice organization, scheduling, fund-raising, budget preparation and management, student-athlete mentoring, development of a service learning/engagement project for student-athletes, evaluation and supervision of graduate assistant or assistant coach, and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate program. Additional expectations of this position include mentoring of student-athletes and commitment to their academic progress and degree completion; knowledge of and commitment to all NAIA, WHAC, and institutional rules and regulations; game administration duties; and some departmental and campus committee work/involvement. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) and a valid driver’s license. Applicants should possess a strong soccer coaching background with demonstrated success as an energetic recruiter and positive role model for student athletes. Preference will be given to candidates that possess USC/USS coaching licensure and have previous collegiate soccer coaching, playing and recruiting experience.   

This is a full-time position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, complete resume, and a list of four references with contact information electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Defiance College seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and currently sponsors 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer in athletic health care management and medical coverage for NAIA sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams and events at Defiance College.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: coverage of practices, games, and events, with travel opportunities available; assisting in daily ATR operations, including injury evaluation, emergency treatment, and rehabilitation; recordkeeping and documentation; work with local medical providers and team physicians to coordinate referrals for injuries; and providing counseling and education to student athletes.

Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (master’s preferred), have current BOC certification, be licensed by the State of Ohio through the Ohio OT/PT/AT Board. Previous athletic training experience in a higher education environment is preferred, but not required. While this is an entry level position, experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.  

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31) which will require work on weekends and holidays as needed. Defiance College Athletics and the current athletic training staff have taken steps to make this position competitive in the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics by concerning ourselves with workload, scheduled time off, and creating a work environment that is professionally stimulating, supportive, and conducive to having work-life balance.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, complete resume, and the names and the names and contact information of four professional references to Defiance College at employment@defiance.edu.

 

Director of eSports

Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution making its transition to NAIA in Fall 2024, located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a Director of eSports. The individual will be responsible for the total operation of the eSports program including, but not limited to: recruiting, retention, managing the team, budget management, scheduling, fund raising, equipment control and monitoring of the eSports gaming room (arena), game/practice management, player strategy development, development of a service learning/engagement project for student-athletes, academic monitoring, developing staffing models for assistant coach(es) and mentoring appropriately. Additional expectations of this position may include game administration duties, and some departmental/campus committee work/involvement.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred). Applicants shall demonstrate competence and effectiveness in: 

  • Knowledge of eSports industry
  • Competitive eSports experience involving multiplayer online video games with team-based elements and experience in at least one of the following games: League of Legends, Overwatch, and Fortnite
  • Recruiting students that can be successful academically, socially, and as members of an eSports program
  • Knowledge of and commitment to all institutional and eSports governing bodies rules and regulations including, but not limited to NACE philosophy, eligibility, sport playing season, etc.
  • Leadership and professionalism in managing a program with multiple constituencies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

This is a full-time, 12-month position with an immediate start date. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact information electronically to Defiance College at employment@defiance.edu.

 

Admissions Counselor

Defiance College invites enthusiastic applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor to recruit, advise, and counsel prospective students. Counselors work with immediate high school graduates, international students, veterans, graduate students and those returning to earn a degree. Reporting to the Director of Admissions and International Education, the admissions counselor meets with prospective students and families, travels as a representative of the College at various college fairs and high schools, and articulates the value of a Defiance College and a liberal arts education.  Desirable traits in a counselor include attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and knowledge of technology.   A willingness to work as part of a team environment  is required.  This position requires weekend and evening work. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in any field of study.  Applicants with a master’s degree in higher education are especially invited to apply.  All applicants require a valid driver’s license.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to: employment@defiance.edu.  Review of resumes begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

  


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ASSISTANTSHIPS AND ADMISSION TO GRADUATE SCHOOL:
To apply for any of the following Graduate Assistantships, send a letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu. To be considered for any of the following Graduate Assistantships, applicants must 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 skills. To complete the admission application online, visit https://www.defiance.edu/graduate-programs/index.html. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@defiance.edu.

 


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