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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.


Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a qualified candidate to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Biology to commence Fall 2021.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory level courses in Biology and in the applicant's area of expertise. Candidates that have experience teaching field ecology, botany, and zoology are desirable. The successful candidate must be a committed educator with previous teaching experience in higher education with evidence of effectiveness at the introductory level; the desire to develop an undergraduate research program; and the ability to be enthusiastic about working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Familiarity with new technology and a willingness to incorporate technology into the classroom and laboratory are strongly desired. The successful candidate must also be open to incorporating diverse teaching strategies into the classroom that will enhance student success. Ph.D. required but advanced ABD will be considered.

To apply, send a letter of interest with salary expectations, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting. Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load that focuses on a variety of courses that include introductory and advanced courses. The successful candidate will be the lead professor for the accounting major. Supervision of internships is expected. Defiance College is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

The successful candidate must have completed a master's degree in either accounting or business. Doctorate in accounting or business preferred. A CPA licensure is required. ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record, innovative ideas for course development and pedagogy, and a willingness to help students apply their work both inside and outside the classroom in creative ways. Professional experience in the field of accounting is desirable. Review of applications will begin January 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Position starts in August 2021.

To apply, interested candidates should submit their statement of interest, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, 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 relevant field and professional or teaching experience desirable.

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 Cassidy Nalepa, Director of Music Programs, at cnalepa@defiance.edu.

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.


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. 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, possess stunting certifications, 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 for this first year) will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

Defiance College seeks an individual to provide primary administrative support to the Director of Athletics as well as support other athletic staff and coaches. This is a full-time, 11-month position. Responsibilities include contract preparation, database maintenance, coordinating mailings and banquets, processing financial transactions, providing organizational and logistical support for events and activities, and other support tasks involved in the administration of the athletic department. The individual will also be responsible for coordinating all aspects of tickets sales for home football and basketball games.

The individual must be able to maintain thorough and accurate records; be proficient with MS Office and Google Drive; work cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals; possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills; be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Must be an energetic self-starter who can work well independently and as a member of a team. A High School diploma and previous office experience is required; Associate degree and previous work experience in an athletic department is preferred.

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

Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution and member of the HCAC, seeks applications for an individual to serve as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach for an anticipated opening in August 2021. 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.

A bachelor's degree, previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver's license are required; master's degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and successful Division III recruiting experience.

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

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 men's basketball coaching and recruiting experience, preferably as a head coach at the collegiate level. This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact numbers electronically to employment@defiance.edu.

Defiance College invites applications for an Administrative Assistant for the Title III Grant Project. Reporting to the Title III Project Director, the administrative assistant will provide day-to-day administrative support to the Project Director and Activity Leaders of a federal Title III grant. Responsibilities will include coordinating, monitoring, and providing support for the implementation of project tasks; managing and monitoring the grant budget and ensuring compliance with grant regulations; maintaining appropriate records and preparing various reports; and other administrative and grant-related duties.

A high school diploma and prior experience as an administrative assistant is required; experience in project management and higher education is desirable. Applicants must be proficient in MS Office, have excellent communication and organizational skills; be attentive to detail and able to maintain accurate records; and demonstrate a high level of teamwork/cooperation, initiative, and customer service.

This full-time, 12-month position is being funded through a 5-year grant. Continued employment for the successful candidate will be contingent on performance and continued funding. To apply, send letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.


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