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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 FACULTY POSITIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Cybersecurity: Introduction to Operating Systems; System Administration; Operating System Security
Computer Science: Computer Essentials and Practical Applications; Intermediate Programming
Psychology: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information contact the Teacher Education Office at 419-783-2323.
Head Volleyball Coach
Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Head Volleyball Coach. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC).
Applicants should possess a strong coaching background as a women’s volleyball coach with demonstrated success as an energetic recruiter. The individual will be responsible for the total operation of the volleyball program under the supervision of the athletic director. Volleyball responsibilities include game/practice management, recruiting, budget management, scheduling, fundraising, development of camps and clinics, and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate program, including supervision of assistant coaches and student workers. Additional expectations of this position include mentoring of student-athletes and commitment to their academic progress and degree completion; knowledge of and commitment to all NAIA, WHAC, and institutional rules and regulations; game administration duties; and some departmental and campus committee work/involvement.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required (Master’s Degree preferred), previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience, and a valid driver’s license. This is a full-time position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume, and the names and telephone numbers of four professional references electronically to: email@example.com.
Admissions Receptionist & Campus Visit Coordinator
An immediate opening exists for a Receptionist & Campus Visit Coordinator for the Office of Admissions. The individual will serve as the first point of contact for prospective students and their families, welcoming and assisting all visitors in a friendly, pleasant, and helpful manner. The individual will also be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the campus visit program for prospective students as well as coordinating and administering all clerical and secretarial services for the Office of Admissions. Duties will include answering phones, greeting visitors, scheduling and coordinating campus visits, preparing visit packets/itineraries, data entry, preparing and distributing monthly visit reports, processing mail, etc. The individual will be expected to attend campus-hosted Admissions events, which may at times require evening and/or weekend hours.
The ideal candidate will have a warm, welcoming personality, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external constituents. Must have strong computer skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and be able to provide information in a professional manner. A high school diploma is required; an associate’s degree and prior office experience preferred.
To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and contact information of three professional references electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defiance College invites enthusiastic applicants for the position of Admissions Counselor to recruit, advise, and counsel prospective students. Counselors work with immediate high school graduates, international students, veterans, graduate students and those returning to earn a degree. Reporting to the Director of Admissions and International Education, the admissions counselor meets with prospective students and families, travels as a representative of the College at various college fairs and high schools, and articulates the value of a Defiance College and a liberal arts education. Desirable traits in a counselor include attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and knowledge of technology. A willingness to work as part of a team environment is required. This position requires weekend and evening work.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in any field of study. Applicants with a master’s degree in higher education are especially invited to apply. All applicants require a valid driver’s license. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to: email@example.com. Review of resumes begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
Defiance College, located in northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with a start date of August 1, 2023. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC).
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, NAIA, and WHAC 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ASSISTANTSHIPS AND ADMISSION TO GRADUATE SCHOOL:
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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