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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.





Part-Time Studio Art Faculty
The Defiance College Art & Design program is seeking part-time instructors to teach Studio Art courses beginning in Fall 2023. Courses include foundational art classes such as 2D, 3D, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Jewelry. 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 have an MFA in a related art or design field. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

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 a relevant field and professional or teaching experience is desirable. 

To apply for any of the current areas of need as noted below, send a cover letter identifying the teaching area of interest, vitae/resume, and the contact information of three professional references to employment@defiance.edu

Cybersecurity: Introduction to Operating Systems; System Administration; Operating System Security
Computer Science: Computer Essentials and Practical Applications; Intermediate Programming
Introduction to Psychology (10:00-10:50 M-W-F); Lifespan Development (8:00-9:15 T-Th)
Art: Courses in painting, 2D and 3D design, drawing, sculpture, and jewelry making. In person only.  
Graphic Design: Courses in animation, illustration, video art, motion graphics and sound production. In person and online opportunities.


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.



Looking to earn a little extra income?  We are seeking a groundskeeper to perform activities that result in clean and well-presented campus grounds. Duties will include mowing, trimming, mulching, weeding, spreading fertilizer and weed killer, snow removal, spreading de-icer, collection and removal of trash, picking up debris on campus grounds, and assisting with other general groundskeeping functions. The individual will also provide assistance as assigned in the operation of the physical plant. 

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid, unrestricted driver’s license. Preferred candidates will have experience in the care of facilities and grounds and a basic knowledge of plants and trees. The position is full-time, but individuals interested in part-time may be considered. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information of four references to employment@defiance.edu.


Audio Visual & Academic Technology Coordinator

Defiance College seeks an individual to coordinate all audio-visual (AV) services, including the setup of AV needs for all classrooms and events on or off campus. Responsibilities will include designing, purchasing, implementing, operating and maintaining all AV equipment. The individual will also act as the first-line support for all classroom technology.

A high school diploma with additional technical training in the use and repair of AV equipment is required; a 2-year degree in a related field is preferred and a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification is desirable. Strong technology and problem-solving skills and the ability to relate well with a variety of individuals are imperative. Must be able to lift and move heavy equipment and be able to work a flexible schedule which will include some evenings and weekends.

Send a letter of application, resume, and the name and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu


Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks applications for an individual to serve as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for an August 1, 2023 start date. Under the direction of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, fund raising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, practice planning and preparation, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the mission of Defiance College, as well as adherence to institutional, Heartland Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, have previous coaching and recruiting experience, and possess a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with previous collegiate coaching experience and can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience.

Applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu. 


Assistant Athletic Trainer

Defiance College seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Defiance College is affiliated with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and sponsors 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer in athletic health care management and medical coverage for NCAA sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams and events at Defiance College. The individual will be assigned specific coverage for two intercollegiate teams but will cover other sports and events as needed.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: coverage of practices, games, and events and traveling with teams to provide coverage at off-campus contests; assisting in daily ATR operations, including injury evaluation, emergency treatment, and rehabilitation; recordkeeping and documentation; work with local medical providers and team physicians to coordinate referrals for injuries; and providing counseling and education to student athletes.

Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (master’s preferred), have current NATA BOC certification, be licensed by the State of Ohio through the Ohio OT/PT/AT, and have previous athletic training experience, preferably in a higher education environment.  

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, complete resume, and the names and the names and contact information of four professional references to Defiance College at employment@defiance.edu.  


To apply for any of the following Graduate Assistantships, send a letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu. To be considered for any of the following Graduate Assistantships, applicants must 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 skills. To complete the admission application online, visit https://www.defiance.edu/graduate-programs/index.html. For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@defiance.edu.

Graduate Assistant – Institutional Advancement

Defiance College is seeking a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Institutional Advancement.  Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations and Special Events, the individual will assist with outreach, networking, stewardship, and engagement of donors and alumni/ae.  Responsibilities will include researching successes of alumni and preparing/creating alumni spotlight articles and class notes for the Defiance College magazine; assisting with updates to the Institutional Advancement websites; assisting with alumni events and event follow-up activities; assisting with targeted calling appeals and making thank you calls to donors; updating scholarship documentation; and helping with the expansion of outreach, including social networking outreach. 

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, have a welcoming personality, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The individual must be people oriented and able to relate well with a variety of individuals and work effectively as a contributing member of the Institutional Advancement team.  Must be self-motivated, have a good work ethic, and be familiar with computers and Microsoft Office programs.



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