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, diverse cultural encounters, and distinctive service and research opportunities for personal and professional growth. Defiance College's role as a national and innovative leader in service learning and engagement has been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service which named Defiance among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement. This designation was made by naming Defiance College as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. DC has also been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans.
Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.
Position start date for the following faculty positions is anticipated for Fall 2016. To apply, please send materials as noted in each respective listing to:
Office of Academic Affairs
701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512
Electronic submission of materials is preferred and will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sport Management. Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses that may include event and facility management, economics and sociology of sport, sport law, history of sports, and supervision of internships and field experiences. This faculty member may also provide instructional support in the area of Exercise Science and/or Personal Training. The position also includes academic advising; program leadership; curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.
The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to sport management; ABD will be considered but rank would be Instructor. 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.
To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and contact information of four professional references.
Assistant Professor of Forensic Science
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Science with extensive background in criminal laboratory investigation procedures to commence Fall 2016. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and leadership within a forensic science setting (or settings) and be able to provide instruction in forensic chemistry, forensic laboratory sessions, and forensic science content courses as well as oversee experiential learning opportunities for forensic science students. Responsibilities include a 24-credit teaching/administrative load; academic advising; curriculum development; instrument maintenance; committee work; and service to the college. The individual will have the responsibility of refining, overseeing and growing the forensic science program. There is significant curricular overlap within Forensic Sciences and Molecular Biology program as well as shared instrumental facilities.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Forensic Science or a related field for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a master degree (or ABD status) and at least three years of extensive forensic science laboratory or related professional experience combined will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent theoretical understanding and practical expertise with advanced instrumentation used in a forensic laboratory (e.g., advanced methods of spectroscopic analysis, GC/MS, HPLC, advanced microscopy, molecular biological analysis).
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 contact information of four professional references.
Digital Forensic Science Full-Time Faculty Position
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a Digital Forensic Science faculty member. Responsibilities for this full-time position include a 24-credit per year teaching load involving undergraduate courses in digital forensic science; academic advising; curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college and the wider community. DFS faculty routinely interact with law enforcement and private sector digital forensic practitioners to develop and share best practices for the forensic examination of emerging technologies.
Candidates must have a master’s or doctoral degree in information technology, digital forensics, computer engineering, cybersecurity, information assurance, or related field. Rank and tenure track consideration is commensurate with education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with significant digital forensics or cybersecurity work experience, teaching experience, or a law enforcement background.
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), and contact information of four professional references.
Teacher Education Clinical Supervisors
The Defiance College Teacher Education program is seeking part-time clinical supervisors for teacher education students participating in practicum experiences and internships during the academic year. 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 (K-12). Clinical Supervisors are required to make site visits during normal school hours and attend meetings and/or training sessions on campus. Additionally, Clinical Supervisors of Interns are required to attend a weekly seminar with their supervisees.
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, send a cover letter which includes your current licensure information, your resume, and your contact information for three professional references to the Defiance College Teacher Education Department at email@example.com.
For further information contact the Teacher Education Office at 419-783-2323.
Immediate opening exists for an individual to represent Defiance College assisting
in all aspects of recruitment of new students. Must possess a valid driver’s license
and be willing to travel an assigned territory developing relationships with secondary
school counselors, attend college fairs, and participate in other admission-related
events and activities which at times may require evening and weekend work. Will be
responsible for interviewing and counseling prospective students and parents regarding
educational and financial opportunities and providing additional prospective student
follow-up activities. Bachelor’s degree required; 2-3 years’ experience in admissions,
marketing, sales, or higher education desirable. Excellent communication skills and
ability to relate well with a variety of individuals are imperative.
Send letter of application, resume, and the name and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to Defiance College at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Defiance College seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant for the Office of Academic
Affairs. The individual will report to the Chief Academic Officer and will provide
secretarial and administrative support for faculty and externally-accredited academic
Responsibilities of this part-time, 9-month position include preparing and managing correspondence and reports, implementing and maintaining office systems and databases, organizing and maintaining records for accreditation, taking meeting minutes, providing organizational and logistical support for events and activities, providing customer service support to the Registration Office, and other support duties as assigned. The individual must be able to maintain thorough and accurate records; work cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals; and possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in MSOffice and the ability to prioritize tasks and multitask critical to the position. High school diploma required; Associate degree and office experience are preferred.
Interested candidates should send letter of application, resume, and the name and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to Human Resources at Defiance College via e-mail at: email@example.com.
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Team Member II
The Defiance College Bookstore has an opening for a part-time Team Member. While the individual would work on the Defiance College campus, the bookstore is an independent employer and the individual would be an employee of Follett Higher Education Group. They are seeking someone who is able to commit to approximately 30-plus hours a week for about two weeks at the beginning of each semester and in the last week of the semester. Those hours would potentially include either relatively early mornings (7 a.m. start) or evenings (8 p.m. finish). This person will also assist in other extended hours’ situations, such as football games, weekend events, etc. The individual would also need to be able to provide backup to the store manager throughout the year for vacations, personal days, training, out of store assignments, etc. Outside of these needs, the position is usually scheduled between 10 and 15 hours a week. This is a key-holding position.
This person’s primary duties at the Defiance College bookstore will be customer service/cash register, maintaining merchandise on the sales floor, merchandise organization and tagging, following opening and closing procedures and making bank deposits. This person will also assist in online order fulfillment, shipping and receiving merchandise, and general maintenance and cleaning.
This position greets customers, assists customers with store inquiries, answers the phone and/or directs callers, tabulates purchases using the register for transactions. Use safe money handling procedures and secure transaction practices. Assist with training new team members and serves as Subject Matter Expert for the front end. This is a key holding position. Hours range from less than 10 per week during slower seasons to up to 40 hours a week during beginning and end of semesters.
Go to Follett's Career Site and select Team Member II for Defiance College Bookstore for more details and to apply.
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