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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, 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.

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

 

FACULTY POSITIONS

 

Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing Program

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Program. The individual will coordinate the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program and the 1+2+1 Nursing Program (in cooperation with Northwest State Community College). Using up-to-date teaching strategies that focus on student engagement, service learning, and self reflection, the individual will teach and advise students. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting students into the nursing program and assisting with continued program course development, accreditation, committee work, and service to the college.

The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in Nursing, and unencumbered Ohio RN license (or eligibility for Ohio licensure), and at least 3-5 years’ experience as a practicing registered nurse. For a non-tenure-track position and the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice, the candidate would need either three years of college teaching experience or three years of full-time experience in the field, and would not need a doctoral degree. For a tenure-track position and the rank of Assistant Professor, the candidate must have a doctoral degree (rank is Instructor for ABD and less than three years of college teaching experience). Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in higher education.

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements and preferences of the position, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of four professional references electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs at mcall@defiance.edu.

Position start date is anticipated for Fall 2015. Application review will begin immediately, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Chemistry. Responsibilities include a 24-credit teaching load involving general chemistry, forensic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and non-major’s science course; academic advising; curriculum development; instrument maintenance; committee work; and service to the college. The candidate will have the responsibility of overseeing the forensic science program.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or be ABD. Rank is Assistant Professor for a completed doctorate and Instructor for ABD and less than three years of college teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral or industrial experience.

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 to:


Office of Academic Affairs
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512
or e-mail: mcall@defiance.edu

 

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Business

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Business. We are at an exciting crossroads and searching for a dynamic and innovative individual to contribute to a redesigned undergraduate and graduate program in Business.

Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load involving undergraduate and graduate courses in business administration and management; academic advising; curriculum development; accreditation compliance; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful candidate must be ABD or have a completed doctorate in business (PhD or DBA) or related field. For the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, the candidate must have a completed doctorate; rank is Instructor for ABD and less than three years of college teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of contemporary issues in business environments, international experience, understanding of business start-up and turnaround, and ability to outreach with professionals in the field.

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 to:

Office of Academic Affairs
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512
or email mburkholder@defiance.edu

 

 

 

PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS


Teacher Education Field Supervisors

The Defiance College Education program is seeking part-time clinical supervisors to supervise and observe teacher education students participating in field experiences. Needs range from Pre‑K to Grade 12 and currently include Early Childhood Education, Intervention Specialist, Math, and Language Arts.

These part-time opportunities require site visits during normal school hours and may include attendance at on-campus meetings/training sessions which are typically held on Wednesday evening and/or Saturday. For further information, contact Jeannie Von Deylen at 419-783-2453 or jvondeylen@defiance.edu.

Requirements include a master’s degree in education and teaching experience in a K-12 educational environment; current teaching licensure is preferred. To apply, send cover letter of interest, resume containing education and license information, and contact information of four professional references electronically to Defiance College Education Department at: jvondeylen@defiance.edu.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, located in Northwest Ohio seeks qualified applicants for a Head Men’s Basketball Coach of a successful program. The individual will be responsible for the total operation of the men’s basketball program under the direction of the Athletic Director. Responsibilities include managing the team, recruiting, 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 may include game administration duties, and some departmental and campus committee work/involvement. 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, conference, and institutional rules and regulations; good communication skills; and strong leadership skills.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred), a valid driver’s license, and previous collegiate men’s basketball coaching and recruiting experience, preferably as a head coach. This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact numbers electronically to Defiance College Athletic Department at email mtrubey@defiance.edu or via fax: 419-783-2369.





Student Support Manager – ASD Affinity Program

for College-Age Students with Autism

Defiance College is seeking an individual to serve as a Student Support Manager for Defiance College’s ASD Affinity Program, which enrolls college-age students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Responsibilities include collecting data on students’ social and residential performance (data on academic performance may also need to be collected on a case-by-case basis); promoting skill generalization and instructional intervention to teach appropriate social and independent living skills; providing assistance in the selection, training, and assignment of peer mentors; and communicating with the program coordinator regarding student performance and progress.

This is a full-time, 10-month administrative appointment (August – May each year) with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2015. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work, rehabilitation, or a related field. Desirable qualifications include experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and experience in supervisory or case management roles.

To apply, send letter of application for employment, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references via email to the Defiance College Office of Human Resources at mburkholder@defiance.edu.

 




GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT – TRACK & FIELD

Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for a graduate assistant track & field coaching position. The individual will serve as an assistant to the head track & field/cross country coach and 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 the sprints, jumps or hurdles is preferred.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 3, 2015. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate track & field or cross country experience. The successful candidate 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 stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to: Defiance College Athletic Department, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mtrubey@defiance.edu, fax: 419-783-2369.

Interested applicants must also apply for Admission to the Graduate School by submitting a 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 Michelle Call at 419-783-2325. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

 

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 3, 2015. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate playing or coaching experience. Compensation includes stipend, 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 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.

Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to: Defiance College Athletic Department, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mtrubey@defiance.edu, fax: 419-783-2369. Interested applicants must also apply for Admission to the Graduate School by submitting a 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 Michelle Call at 419-783-2325.

 

 

Graduate Assistant – Career Development

Defiance College seeks an individual to serve as Graduate Assistant for the Office of Career Development within Student Life. The Office of Career Development assists students and alumni in identifying personal strengths and interests, exploring major and career options and progressing toward graduate school and/or career goals. The Graduate Assistant will work alongside the Career Development Staff and will support the goals and mission of the Office of Career Development. Major duties will include marketing career development programs and resources, designing and developing marketing material, participating in workshops and programs coordinated by career development, and mentoring students in the development of professional communication skills, such as resume and cover letter preparation, social media profiles, and interviewing skills.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and understand standards of professional etiquette in the job search process. Strong organizational, recordkeeping, and customer service skills are required.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 10, 2015, and compensation includes salary, College-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served during the academic year. The successful candidate 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. 

Send letter of application for employment, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four references electronically to: mcall@defiance.edu. Interested applicants must also apply for admission to the Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a 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 Michelle Call at 419-783-2325.





GRADUATE ASSISTANT – SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR


Defiance College seeks qualified applicants to serve as assistant to the Sports Information Director. The individual will assist with coordination of publicity and media relations and promotion of the College’s 22 intercollegiate sports programs. Primary responsibilities will include layout and design of media guides, game-day programs and game note packets; writing press releases; keeping statistics and performing other game day tasks; daily maintenance of www.DefianceAthletics.com; and other duties as assigned by the Sports Information Director.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 3, 2015. 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. The successful candidate 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.

Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, writing/publication samples, and the names and contact information of four professional references to: Defiance College Athletic Department, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mtrubey@defiance.edu, fax: 419-783-2369.

Interested applicants must also apply for Admission to the Graduate School by submitting a 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 Michelle Call at 419-783-2325.

 


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