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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 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: 

  • MATH

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.

Defiance College invites expressions of interest in part-time Studio Art, Design, & Photography teaching opportunities for the 2018-2019 academic year. The program consists of both 2D and 3D Design and specific courses include 2D, 3D, Drawing, Special Topics, Professional Practice and Introduction to Photography for majors and non-majors.

Applicants must have a MFA in a related art or design field. To apply, send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references electronically to mcall@defiance.edu.

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.

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 Cassidy Nalepa, Director of Music Programs, at cnalepa@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


Defiance College seeks an individual to process accounts payable, perform general accounting activities, assist with student accounts, and payroll processing as assigned. This position is considered full-time with full benefits and will require 33 hours of work per week. Must have thorough knowledge of basic accounting processes; experience with automated computer systems, Microsoft Office and Excel; be proficient in the operation of a 10-key calculator; and be detail oriented and competent with data entry and posting of data. Accuracy and confidentiality are critical.

Associate’s degree in accounting or related field preferred; relevant college coursework and/or work experience will be considered. Send cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of four professional references to mcall@defiance.edu.

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. Individual will also be responsible for coordinating and maintaining the hospitality visit program, including all aspects of student visits.  

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.

Defiance College, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference located in Northwest Ohio, invites applications for the position of Head Cheer and Dance Coach for a start-up program to begin competition in 2018-2019. Responsibilities will include all duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate cheer and dance program including, but not limited to, recruiting, coaching, budget management, organization of training, practices and competitions, academic monitoring and other duties as assigned.

Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of cheer and dance, proven success in coaching cheer and dance at the collegiate or high school level, 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. A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and valid driver’s license are required. Review of applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position (with an immediate start date this first year) will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to mcall@defiance.edu.  

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.


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.

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.

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.

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. 


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