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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

No openings at present.


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 

​​No openings at present. 


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 - 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.


MISCELLANEOUS

No openings at present.

 

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