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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 BUSINESS
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors of Business. Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses that include introductory and advanced courses. Area of specialization open but preference will be given to management and marketing applicants. Supervision of internships is expected. This faculty member may also provide instructional support in the program areas of Communication, Criminal Justice, and Sport Management. 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 Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to Business; ABD 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.

Position start date is anticipated for Fall 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 electronically to: Office of Academic Affairs at mcall@defiance.edu.
 


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS 

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: 

  • ENGLISH/COMPOSITION
  • MATH
  • PHYSICS
  • ECONOMICS
  • SOCIOLOGY 

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.

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),  ​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 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.


INSTRUCTORS FOR APPLIED MUSIC LESSONS
Defiance College is seeking applicants for anticipated instructional needs in applied music lessons for guitar, piano, and band and orchestral instruments. 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 Master’s degree in Music Education, Music Performance, or other related field. 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 the website


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS 


ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) located in northwest Ohio, seeks an Assistant Football Coach with a strong background in strength and conditioning. 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 strength & conditioning, overall student-athlete instruction, coaching, recruiting and on-campus visit planning, game and practice planning, budget management, 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.

A bachelor’s degree, previous coaching 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, successful Division III recruiting experience, and the ability to be a positive role model for student-athletes. This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31) with a July 16 start date this first year. To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to:  Defiance College at email mcall@defiance.edu.


ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
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:  mcall@defiance.edu.


MAIL SERVICES AND RETAIL STORE COORDINATOR
An immediate part-time (30 hours per week) opening exists for an individual to coordinate and process all mail, courier, and copy service functions of the College, with additional responsibilities for the on-campus apparel and merchandise retail store.

Mailroom responsibilities include: sort/distribute incoming mail and packages; process outgoing courier services; process outgoing mail, including special and bulk mailings and deliver to post office daily; provide copy services such as copying, collating, cutting, binding, etc.; maintain inventory of paper, envelopes, printer cartridges, and other supplies; and perform monthly reporting activities. Retail Shop duties include: oversee all on-campus retail sales; greet/assist customers; perform sales transactions; maintain visual appeal and cleanliness of store; and perform daily close-out activities. The individual will also be responsible for hiring, scheduling and supervising student workers to assist in carrying out all functions of the mailroom and retail store sales.

The individual must be able to maintain thorough and accurate records; have experience with Word and Excel; possess strong communication, organizational, and time management skills; be able to prioritize tasks and work well under specific time constraints; and be an energetic self-starter who can work well independently. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a friendly and welcoming personality.

A High School diploma is required; an associate’s degree and previous work experience in a mail center or in retail sales is preferred and previous supervisory experience is desirable. To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information of four professional references electronically to mcall@defiance.edu.

HEAD WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, located in Northwest Ohio, invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.  Defiance College will re-introduce varsity women’s lacrosse to campus with full competition in the NCAA beginning with the 2019-2020 season.  Responsibilities include recruiting, team development, budget management, scheduling, fund raising, equipment control, game/practice management, development of a service learning/engagement project for team, mentoring assistant coach and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate program.  Additional expectations of this position include game administration duties, some departmental and campus committee work/involvement, and other duties as assigned. 

Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of lacrosse, proven success in coaching lacrosse, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division III student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC, and institutional rules and regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership. This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred), a valid driver’s license, and previous collegiate women’s lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience.

This is a full-time, 10‑month position (August 1-May 31) with an August 1 start date.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact numbers electronically to Defiance College at:  mcall@defiance.edu.

DIRECTOR OF eSPORTS AND HEAD COACH
Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a Director of eSports & Head Coach. 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, 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 and 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 Hearthstone
  • Recruiting students that can be successful academically, socially, and as members of the 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, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact information electronically to Defiance College at email: mcall@defiance.edu.



GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

The following are two-year Graduate Assistantships and are anticipated to start on August 1, 2018. Successful candidates must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours.  Additionally, a tuition waiver of up to 12 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 stipend, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

To apply for a Graduate Assistant position, send a letter of application for employment, resume, and the names and contact numbers of four professional references electronically to mcall@defiance.edu.

IMPORTANT:
Interested 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 here.


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. The individual will serve as an assistant to the head coach and responsibilities will include 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 tennis graduate assistant coaching position. The individual will serve as an assistant to the head coach and responsibilities will include 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 tennis playing or coaching experience, be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR
Serving as 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 20 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.


GRADUATE ASSISTANT - TRACK & FIELD
Seeking qualified candidates for a graduate assistant track & field coaching position to serve as an assistant to the head track & field coach. Responsibilities will include recruiting; meet preparation; practice planning & organization; scheduling; assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation; and other administrative duties as assigned.  Experience in throws or sprints is preferred. Successful candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous collegiate track & field or cross country experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record. 


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