Employment Opportunities

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Graduate Assistantships | Miscellaneous

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 Marketing
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, one-year, Assistant Professor of Marketing with the possibility of a tenure track appointment.  Responsibilities include a 12 credit per semester teaching load that focuses on a variety of business courses that include introductory and advanced courses. Preference for specialization is marketing. 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 must have a completed MBA. A doctorate in a field pertinent to Business is preferred and ABD candidates will be considered. 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 contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position starts in August 2022. 

 

Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Defiance College invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Communication Arts specializing in digital media production in the following areas:  video production, social media, media writing, video editing. Experience with commercial production or podcasting welcome. This program is intended to teach students to use technology to communicate through various media. The teaching load is 4-4 each term.  The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. or MFA; advanced ABD’s will be considered.      

To apply, please submit the following: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy and research or creative experience, and three letters of reference. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application electronically to employment@defiance.edu with the subject line “Communication Arts-Digital Media." Review of applications will begin April 30, 2022 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position starts in August 2022. 

 

Instructor of Accounting
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time Instructor of Accounting. Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses that include introductory and advanced courses. Supervision of internships is expected. Defiance College is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Accounting or Business; CPA licensure is required.  Candidates with a master’s degree will be considered only with significant professional experience in accounting. Preference will be given to candidates with significant practical real-world experience with accounting and business coupled with higher education teaching experience.   

To apply, submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, and contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu.

Additional information about Defiance College is available at www.defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Position starts in August 2022. 

 


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS

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 relevant field and professional or teaching experience desirable. Interested applicants can send their vitae/resume and cover letter noting teaching experience to academicaffairs@defiance.edu.

Part-Time Instructor - Psychology
Defiance College is currently seeking part-time instructors for the following Fall 2022 courses: PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology, PSY 220 Lifespan Development, PSY 315 History and Systems of Psychology, and PSY 430 Memory and Cognition. Fall courses begin August 23rd with orientation the week prior.

Applicants must hold a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in psychology or a related field and professional or teaching experience is desirable. To apply, send the following information electronically to employment@defiance.edu:  1) cover letter noting teaching experience, course(s) interested in teaching, and willingness to teach in-person, online, or both; 2) vitae/resume; and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

Part-Time Instructors – Composition
Defiance College is seeking part-time instructors for Fall 2022 for its composition program. We anticipate multiple openings for Writing Workshop (a first-semester composition course for developing writers) and Composition II (a second-year composition course focusing on academic argumentation and research). Courses are being offered face-to-face and meet two days a week. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in English or in a related 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.


INSTRUCTORS FOR APPLIED MUSIC LESSONS
Defiance College is seeking to build an applicant pool for anticipated instructional needs in applied music lessons for:

Strings: violin, viola, percussion
Instructors provide 14 lessons and a performance assessment per semester. Instructors will have the potential to build private studios and work with ensembles. The Music Program seeks candidates with an interest in working with students of all skill levels, primarily beginners, as well as energy and drive to contribute to growing a small program. Candidates must hold a master's degree in music education, music performance, or other related field. To apply, send a letter of application, resume or CV, and names and contact information of three professional references via email to employment@defiance.edu. For additional information, please contact Camille Lively, Director of Music Programs, at clively@defiance.edu.


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

 

Data Management and Office Coordinator
Defiance College seeks candidates for the position of Data Management and Office Coordinator. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Coordinator is a member of the enrollment management team and plays a vital role within the Admissions Office. Position responsibilities include the efficient running of daily operations, data entry, imports, document processing, and assistance with coordinating events. Applicants must have a great work ethic, attention to detail, and strong organization skills.

A high school diploma with significant prior work experience in office settings is required; associate’s degree or college coursework is preferred. Those with knowledge of higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, salary expectation, and the name  telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to Defiance College at employment@defiance.edu

 

Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, seeks qualified applicants to serve as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Reporting to the Athletic Director, the individual will be responsible for the total operation of the women’s soccer program. Soccer duties include recruiting, game preparation, practice organization, scheduling, fund-raising, budget preparation and management, student-athlete mentoring, development of an annual service learning/engagement project for student-athletes, mentoring and evaluation of assistant coaches, and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate program. Additional expectations of this position include knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC, 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 to possess USC/USS coaching licensure and have previous collegiate soccer coaching, playing and recruiting experience.

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume and a list of four professional references with contact numbers electronically to: 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 Vice President for Enrollment Management, 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. The ideal candidate will be a team player, goal oriented, and willing to work in a fast-paced environment. 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 August 8, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

 

Case Manager and Counseling Center Staff Clinician
Defiance College seeks a licensed or license-eligible (Ohio) Case Manager/Staff Clinician to be responsible for providing linking and follow up services to students who are identified as students of concern or who need help identifying necessary campus or community resources. The individual will also assist with the management of COVID-19 to include testing and contact tracing. This individual will also serve as a clinician in the Counseling Center and will provide individual and group counseling, assist with crisis response (which may require evening and weekend response), conduct mental health and wellness outreach programs, and provide training and consultation on college student mental health.

This is a full-time 10-month (August through May) administrative appointment with an immediate start date. The position is grant funded and continued employment will be contingent on performance and grant funding.  

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field and have valid Ohio counselor, social work, or psychologist licensure or 5 years of licensure in another state (must become licensed in Ohio within six months of appointment). Prior experience working with college students is preferred.

To apply, end a letter of application with wage expectations, resume, and the name and contact information of four professional references to: employment@defiance.edu.

 

Assistant Football Coach – Seasonal Position 
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC), seeks a Seasonal Assistant Football Coach. The individual will assist the head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and development and will support the planning and directing of all functions of the football program.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to recruiting, coaching, special teams, strength & conditioning, equipment, film, overall student-athlete instruction, game and practice planning, fundraising and student-athlete performance. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, HCAC, and NCAA policies and procedures.

Previous experience coaching/playing at the college or high school level and a valid driver’s license are required; bachelor’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills, recruiting experience, and the ability to lead and serve our student-athletes. This is a seasonal, 4-month position (August 1-November 31). To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu    

 

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks an 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 and a valid driver’s license are required; a master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who possess USC/USSF coaching licenses and have successful soccer coaching and recruiting experience at the collegiate level.

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu

 

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Defiance College announces the search for a Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM) and invites applications and nominations for the position. The strongest applicants for the position will be energetic, innovative, collaborative, and strategic leaders.

Reporting directly to the President, the VPEM will serve on the President’s Cabinet and be responsible for leading and managing the College’s enrollment management operations including undergraduate and graduate admissions and financial aid. This professional will work closely with student life, athletics, and academic affairs to implement the strategic enrollment plan and coordinate efforts to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated achievements and a record of progressive responsibility in the following areas: enrollment management, admissions, strategic planning and analysis, financial aid leveraging, team building, staff development, and experience with marketing.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management will collaborate with senior administrators, the Athletic Department, and the entire campus community to provide strategic enrollment planning, research, and accountability for enrollment outcomes. The new VPEM will have a Master’s Degree and five years of progressively responsible and successful administrative expertise in admissions, financial aid, and marketing.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is in Defiance, Ohio. It is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts-based institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Defiance College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Submit applications and nominations to Robert Head at Defiance@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received but must be submitted by July 1. Applications must include a detailed letter of interest, resume/cv, and five professional references.

 

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks applications for an individual to serve as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for an August 1, 2022 start date. 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.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, have previous coaching and recruiting experience, and possess a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with previous collegiate coaching experience and can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience.

Applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu.  

 

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, seeks qualified applicants for a Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The individual will be responsible for the total operation of the women’s basketball program including, but not limited to: recruiting, managing the team, budget management, scheduling, fund raising, equipment control, game/practice management, development of a service learning/engagement project for student-athletes, academic monitoring, mentoring assistant coach, and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate women’s basketball program or as assigned. Additional expectations of this position may include game administration duties, and some departmental and campus committee work/involvement. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), previous intercollegiate women’s basketball coaching and recruiting experience (preferably at a D-III institution), and a valid driver’s license. Applicants should demonstrate success as an energetic recruiter and positive role model for women. Candidates must be able to develop and motivate Division III student-athletes; have a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC, and institutional rules and regulations; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and strong leadership skills. 

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact information electronically to: employment@defiance.edu.

 

Assistant Volleyball Coach
Defiance College seeks an 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 coaching experience, and a valid driver’s license are required; master’s preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with previous collegiate coaching experience who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience.

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August-May) with an immediate start date this first year. To apply, send a letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to:  employment@defiance.edu.    


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 http://www.defiance.edu/graduate-programs/index.html. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@defiance.edu.

 

Graduate Assistant – VOLLEYBALL
Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for a graduate assistant volleyball coaching position.  Responsibilities include recruiting; practice planning and preparation; assisting with travel arrangements, camp development and operation; fundraising; assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation; and other administrative duties as assigned.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2022.  Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably have previous collegiate playing or coaching experience, and have a clean driving record. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the MAE program. Compensation includes stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

 

Graduate Assistant– WRESTLING
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for a graduate assistant wrestling coaching position.  Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach; recruiting; match/practice planning and preparation; fundraising; assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete development and evaluation; academic monitoring; and other duties as assigned.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2022. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous collegiate wrestling or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the MAE program. Compensation includes stipend, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

 

Graduate Assistant – MARKETING
Defiance College seeks applicants for a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing. The Graduate Assistant will assist with electronic and various marketing initiatives in support of outreach to prospective students and the campus community. Under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Public Relations, responsibilities will include creating and developing electronic media, taking photographs, capturing video, writing press releases, updating web content, and assisting with marketing via social media. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Design. Good knowledge of Adobe software and familiarity with Microsoft Office and various social media platforms is required; knowledge of HTML code is desirable. 

This is a 2-year assistantship with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. Compensation includes stipend, a housing stipend (or college-provided housing), and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the MAE program.

 

Graduate Assistant – WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Defiance College 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. 

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2022. Compensation includes stipend, a housing stipend (or college-provided housing), and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the MAE program.




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