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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.


FACULTY POSITIONS


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING
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.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXERCISE SCIENCE
Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (ESCI) with an anticipated Fall 2021 start date. Responsibilities include a 24-credit per year teaching load focused upon a variety of courses that may include Introduction to Allied Health, Fitness and Wellness Programming, Pharmacology, and Sport and Fitness Nutrition, along with the supervision of ESCI internships and field experiences. This faculty member may also provide instructional support in the program area of sport management. The position duties also include academic advising, assisting with program leadership and curriculum development, committee work, and service to the College.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate in a field pertinent to exercise science; ABD will be considered but faculty rank would be at the Instructor level. Professional certification through ACSM and/or NSCA and work experience in an allied health setting is also desired. 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.

To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements of the position with salary expectations, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), and contact information of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.


VISITING SCHOLAR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The Charles K. and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholars Program at Defiance College invites applications for a visiting scholar in religious studies for spring 2021 through spring 2023 with a January 2021 start. The visiting scholar will teach three courses per semester in religious studies, including courses in the scholar's area of interest, and the first year seminar "World Issues." The visiting scholar will also coordinate a series on interfaith dialogue and understanding, and engage in research benefiting students and society. The visiting scholar also submits an annual report of activities due to the foundation.

The position provides an annual stipend of $44,000 with room and board, plus health benefits. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in religion or religious studies or other relevant field with an emphasis in the Abrahamic traditions of Christianity or Islam. An advanced ABD candidate will also be considered. The first Krieger scholar was an expert in Judaism, and it is the wishes of the foundation that this position rotate over time to fulfill the vision of interfaith dialogue and understanding.

To apply for this position, please submit the following: a cover letter addressing your aptitude and experience in Abrahamic traditions teaching, your approach to interdisciplinary teaching and entry level courses you might be interested in teaching in these traditions; an updated curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2020.
Questions regarding the application process or the position can be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell at acaldwell@defiance.edu with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Position."


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS

PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS
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.

INSTRUCTORS FOR APPLIED MUSIC LESSONS
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.


TEACHER EDUCATION CLINICAL SUPERVISORS
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.


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, EDUCATION AND BUSINESS
Defiance College seeks an Administrative Assistant for the Education and Business programs. The individual will provide administrative and project support for the program directors and externally-accredited academic programs.

Responsibilities of this full-time, 12-month position include preparing and managing correspondence and reports, implementing and maintaining office systems and databases, organizing and maintaining records for accreditation, taking meeting minutes, providing organizational and logistical support for events and activities, and other support duties as assigned. The individual must be able to use technology efficiently, be proficient in MSOffice, and maintain thorough and accurate records. Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills along with the ability to interact and work cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals are essential. A high school diploma is required; bachelor's degree preferred and office administrative experience is desirable.

Interested candidates should send letter of application, resume, and the name and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu.


FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Defiance College invites applications for a Financial Literacy Education Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to improve the financial literacy of all students. Responsibilities will include: developing a series of financial literacy education and present workshops and events, assisting first-generation families in filing the FAFSA, coordinating follow up and support for all entrance and exit financial aid counseling, reviewing financial aid packages with students and families, and other relevant duties.

An associate's degree is required; bachelor's preferred. Prior experience in higher education and financial aid or financial literacy 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.

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. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, STEM RESEARCH HUB
Defiance College invites applications for an Administrative Assistant for the STEM Research Hub. Reporting to the STEM Research Director, the administrative assistant will provide day-to-day administrative support to the Director. Responsibilities will include coordinating, monitoring, and providing support for the implementation of project tasks; managing and monitoring the STEM Research budget; maintaining appropriate records and preparing various reports; and assisting with project evaluation. This position will also provide administrative support to STEM faculty members.

A high school diploma is required; associate's degree preferred and experience in research 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. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, TITLE III GRANT PROJECT
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. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.


DIRECTOR OF THE STEM ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER
Defiance College invites applications for the Director of the STEM Academic Support Center. The new STEM Academic Support Center will provide support for all students in STEM-related classes, with a focus on entry-level science and math courses. The Center will also provide assessment of incoming students' ability in mathematics to ensure appropriate course enrollment and their continued success, support tutoring services, and facilitate homework and study groups for students enrolled in science and mathematics courses. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Success, the director will be responsible for establishing and managing the day-to-day operations of the STEM Academic Support Center.

Specific duties of the director will include, but not be limited to: developing training materials; developing a resource bank of context/concept simulations related to science/math; hiring, training and supervising student tutors and supplemental instruction leaders; acting as a liaison between course instructors and students; preparing utilization and other reports; and helping participants develop study and time management skills. The successful candidate will be expected to be sensitive to academic and cultural diversity and be willing to work on online or remote setup.

A master's degree in a STEM, STEM Education, or related field is required. One or more years of higher education teaching experience, familiarity with learning management systems such as Moodle, and experience supervising and managing a tutoring workforce is preferred.

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. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

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MISCELLANEOUS

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