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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 | Part-Time Faculty | Administrative Positions | Graduate Assistantships | Miscellaneous 



Position start date for the following faculty positions is anticipated for Fall 2017. To apply, please send materials as noted in each respective listing to: 

Office of Academic Affairs
E‑mail: mcall@defiance.edu
Defiance College
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 Communication Studies

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies. Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching/administrative load in a variety of courses in the communication studies major; academic advising; curriculum development; scholarship leading to conference presentations and publication; and service to the college.

The successful candidate will have a completed doctorate in communications or related field for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with ABD status will be considered but at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice or Instructor. We seek a critical and/or rhetorical scholar with interests in public/political communication, media, or the intersection of both. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in higher education, with debate teams, and aspects of media production.

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.





Part-Time Instructors – 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.







An immediate opening exists for an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success/Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for all aspects of new student recruitment and financial aid with a heavy emphasis on coordinating all efforts to increase enrollment. The individual will provide leadership, creative strategic planning, research, and enrollment outcomes analysis consistent with the distinctive College Vision combining civic, cultural, and learning engagement.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated achievements in the following areas: enrollment management, admissions, strategic planning, market analysis, financial aid leveraging, retention, team building, staff development, research and outreach. A Master’s degree and previous enrollment management/admissions experience is required; a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years’ experience in enrollment management/admissions will be considered. The ability to assess, evaluate, and implement strategic initiatives in all operational aspects within admissions and financial aid is essential.

​Interested applicants should forward a cover letter outlining their success in the areas mentioned above, a resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to mcall@defiance.edu. To receive full consideration, application material must be received by May 1, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Defiance College seeks an individual to assist in the maintenance and repair of campus facilities and equipment, with emphasis on HVAC, plumbing, electrical, renovations and grounds. Must have previous experience in maintenance troubleshooting and repair of various types of equipment, be proficient in the operation of many types of mobile equipment, and possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license. Tools required. Send letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to: mcall@defiance.edu.






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 for admission to Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a completed application, completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, two letters of recommendation, and a goal statement. 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 419-783-2359. 

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 – Music Programs

Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as a graduate assistant for the music programs, including both choral and instrumental. The individual will work with the Director of Music Programs and will serve as an Instructional Aide for the Yellow Jacket marching band and as an apprentice in various other areas of the music programs. Responsibilities will include administering and delivering musical instruction, assisting music ensembles, developing and maintaining inventory of music and equipment, assisting with Music Programs events, and other duties assigned by the Director of Music Programs.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a strong musical background. Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education. Keyboarding skills are desirable as is familiarity with wind ensemble and band music repertoire. Applicants with previous experience in music education will receive top consideration. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record, and be able to adjust to a flexible work schedule requiring evening and weekend work.



Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a football graduate assistant coaching position. Responsibilities include coaching; all aspects of recruiting; assisting with film breakdown; game and practice preparation, including video cut-ups; serving as an assistant for equipment; assisting head coach in other duties as requested; and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate football playing or coaching experience.



Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for an anticipated opening for an individual to serve as Graduate Assistant within Student Academic Support Services. Student Academic Support Services (SASS) supports the educational mission of Defiance College by providing academic services to students in a hospitable and positive atmosphere where personal growth and academic improvement are nurtured, long-term success is supported, and learning is the priority. Services and programs provided include tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing services, and are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills for a successful transition to college and for academic success throughout their college career and beyond.

The Graduate Assistant will serve as an assistant to the Director of Student Academic Support Services and assist with administrative duties related to academic support services. The individual is responsible for providing assistance in the selection, training, and assignment of tutors. Duties include administering surveys and assessment for SASS services, communicating with coaches and/or faculty to meet the needs of students, scheduling both participants/clients and student workers, leading study skill workshops, creating marketing materials, and entering data as well as compiling semester and yearly statistics.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, possess a strong academic record, and have set academic excellence as a priority. Knowledge of college student/adult development; learning assistance programs; learning style variations; student-athlete demands; and tutoring, teaching, learning, and collaboration techniques are necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and Publisher is a must.



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.



Defiance College seeks an individual to serve as Graduate Assistant for Intramurals within the Office of Student Life. Reporting to the Director of Student Activities & Leadership, the individual will be responsible for coordinating and planning the day-to day operations of a comprehensive intramural sports program which supports and encourages the concept of student leadership and development. The individual will support the activities and events of the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Duties with primary duties and responsibilities that include: coordinating and scheduling all intramural sports activities, events, and tournaments; hiring, training, and scheduling of officials and other student workers; policy development and enforcement; facility reservations; program promotion; participant registration; inventory and requisition of equipment and supplies; and program assessment.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, have knowledge of and/or have participated in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, and demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills; previous intramural participation, officiating, and/or tournament experience is desirable.





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