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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.


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Defiance College is often in need of 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 (Ph.D. preferred) in relevant field and professional or teaching experience desirable. Interested applicants can send their vitae/resume and cover letter noting teaching experience to academicaffairs@defiance.edu.

Defiance College is seeking to build an applicant pool for anticipated instructional needs in applied music lessons for:

Woodwinds: flute, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
Brass: trumpet, french horn, baritone, trombone, tuba
Strings: violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar

Instructors provide 14 lessons and a performance assessment per semester. Instructors will have the potential to build private studios and work with ensembles. The Music Program seeks candidates with an interest in working with students of all skill levels, as well as energy and drive to contribute to growing a small program. 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 Camille Lively, Director of Music Programs, at clively@defiance.edu.

Defiance College is seeking a part-time instructor to teach general communication courses and general media production courses. In the production course, students study the tools used to create digital media and practice skills important to production including high-definition photography, high-definition video shooting/editing, audio recording/editing, and linear and non-linear storytelling. A Master’s Degree or higher in communication or a related field is required and applicants must be willing to participate in the college assessment process. Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Ifselected for hire, your official transcripts and apre-employmentbackground checkwill be required.

The Teacher Education program is seeking part-time clinical supervisors for teacher education students participating in 5-week practicum experiences and in 15-week student teaching experiences for the fall and spring semesters. 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 this application 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.


An immediate opening exists for a Registrar to direct and fulfill the activities of the Registrar’s Office. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Registrar records and maintains the accuracy and integrity of student academic information and provides a variety of support and services related to student records and registration. This position participates in academic decision making in matters including academic standards, management of student records and policy assessment. Responsibilities include maintaining historical data for internal and external analysis and reporting, scheduling and registration, graduation eligibility, degree audits, FERPA compliance, suspension/probation evaluations, transcripts, grade processing, transfer evaluations, classroom scheduling, and compiling course schedules. 

This full-time administrative position requires a Master’s degree in any field. Experience in higher education with advising and registration required. Other experiences with admissions, faculty governance, and athletics preferred. The individual must be detail oriented and organized; have excellent computer, communication, and interpersonal skills; and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be student-oriented, with compassion and integrity, and have a strong commitment to efficient customer service. Accuracy and confidentiality are critical.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to Defiance College at: employment@defiance.edu.

The Defiance College community has seen a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases this academic year but continues its response and prevention activities which are coordinated through the College’s Incident Command Team. We are currently seeking an individual to provide support for all facets of our response and provide administrative support to the Incident Command Team.

The COVID-19 Campus Support Coordinator will coordinate COVID-19 testing for students who are not fully vaccinated, assist the Wellness Center with the collection and processing of tests, conduct contract tracing for individuals who have tested positive, and maintain spreadsheets and records. Other COVID‑19 support activities will include notifying students of their need to isolate or quarantine and providing them with guidelines, coordinating the move of residential students to isolation, sending faculty notification letters, coordinating meals, and ensuring students in isolation have needed supplies and snacks.

This is a full-time, temporary position which is expected to conclude at the end of the Spring 2022 semester. The selected individual must be able to flex their work hours when necessary to ensure prompt response if positive COVID-19 individuals are identified late in the day or on a weekend. Interested individuals must hold a high school diploma, have excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills, and must exhibit sensitivity while addressing the needs of college students.

To apply, send a letter of interest with wage expectations, resume, and the names and contact information of four references to: employment@defiance.edu.

Defiance College invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor to recruit, advise, and counsel prospective students.  Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the admissions counselor will meet with prospective students and families, travel to represent the College at various college fairs and high schools, and articulate the value of a liberal arts education. This job requires a lot of follow up via phone, text messaging, and email. This position will also require some travel and evening and weekend work.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) and a valid driver’s license.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to:employment@defiance.edu.

Defiance College has an immediate opening for a Director of Financial Aid to direct all aspects of the financial aid office. The Director is an integral part of the Enrollment Management team.  Responsibilities include ensuring that all financial aid processes are administered in compliance with state, federal, and private fund regulations; administration of all student financial aid assistance programs; processing of required reports; supervision; and student advising and counseling. 

Must hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred). The ideal candidate will have five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in higher education financial aid. Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; a high level of technological proficiency; familiarity with automated information systems; and the ability to respond professionally in sensitive situations.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, salary expectations, and the contact information of three professional references via email to:employment@defiance.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Defiance College seeks an individual to coordinate the administrative requirements and assist in all responsibilities key to the Registrar’s Office. The individual will work closely with the Registrar and responsibilities will include assisting with: academic scheduling, registration, program degree audits, degree evaluations, plans of studies, transfer credit evaluations, and veteran benefits. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who possesses critical thinking skills, has the ability to analyze information, and is familiar with automated information systems. The individual must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to respond professionally to sensitive situations. Competencies in data entry and detail accuracy are a must. A Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience in customer service or related professional field is required. Previous work experience at a higher education institution is desirable. 

To apply, send a cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and four references with contact information electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

Defiance College has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative music professional to serve as the Assistant Director of Music Programs. Reporting to the Director of Music Programs through Student Affairs, this is an administrative staff position (not faculty) which will require some teaching. The Assistant Director will have direct responsibility for conducting, leading, and delivering instrumental music performance experiences for students, be heavily involved in new student recruitment; and will be responsible for building ensembles. Defiance College offers a music minor so the Assistant Director will also teach at least three-credit hours of content-based music courses per academic year, as well as private instrumental lessons when necessary. Other duties include the management of sheet music inventory and assisting with the inventory control of instrumental music equipment.

Defiance College currently serves just over 500 students; approximately 20 of whom are actively involved in Music Programs through vocal and instrumental ensembles and private lessons, and approximately 5 students participate in our music minor. Performance ensembles are open to everyone regardless of major or sport, and music classes are open to all students.

The successful candidate for this full-time, 10-month administrative staff appointment (August 1 to May 31) must have a Master’s degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Music Performance, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a background in Music Education or Performance and additional training or work experience in Arts Administration. The individual must be capable of leading, rehearsing, and conducting individuals and musical ensembles for public performances, be able to travel on occasion, and be able to adjust to a flexible work schedule, which will include some evenings and some weekends.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu


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