Employment Opportunities

Faculty | Part-Time Faculty Administrative Positions
Graduate Assistantships | Miscellaneous

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

Instructor of Music and Director of Music Programs

Defiance College is seeking an energetic and creative music professional to serve as an Instructor of Music and the Director of Music Programs. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, this is a half-time faculty position with administrative staff duties. The Instructor will teach six credits each term of courses and lead the DC College Choir, including two performances each year. Additionally, as the Director s/he will have direct responsibility for recruiting students to Defiance College to join the choir or ensembles, and managing the sheet music inventory. Defiance College currently serves just over 500 students and is anxious to grow the vocal music program and music minor. 

This is a full-time, 11-month appointment (August 1 to June 30) which requires attendance/ participation for summer orientation. The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Music Education, Music Performance, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with choral programs and in arts administration. The individual must be capable of leading, rehearsing, and conducting individuals and musical ensembles for public performances, and be able to travel on recruiting trips regularly. The position requires some evenings and weekend work. 

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to employment@defiance.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science 

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a qualified candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment will commence Fall 2024 and appointment of rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is a 12-month appointment that includes directing Defiance College’s water quality testing lab and partnership with the City of Defiance under the Defiance Research Alliance.  The lab boasts over $175, 000 in facility updates and equipment purchases to assist in water quality research work, and has been supported by a lab technician since 2022.  For more information on the Defiance Research Alliance program, click here.

Teaching responsibilities include courses at the introductory level and in the applicant’s area of expertise. 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 an ability to be enthusiastic about working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.  The position duties also include academic advising; assisting with program leadership and curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

A Ph.D. in environmental science, ecology, environmental biology, environmental chemistry or environmental geology with water quality research experience is required; advanced ABD will be considered. 

To apply, send a letter of interest with salary expectations, curriculum vitae, three professional references, and a statement of teaching philosophy electronically to employment@defiance.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

 



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 employment@defiance.edu.

 

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 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
Marketing
Accounting
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 chiggins@defiance.edu. For further information contact the Teacher Education Office at 419-783-2323.


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

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 employment@defiance.edu

 

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach 

Defiance College seeks applications for an Assistant Women’s Basketball 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).

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.

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, successful recruiting experience, and the ability to lead and serve our student-athletes.

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.

 

Campus Safety Officer

Defiance College seeks applications for Campus Safety Officer positions. Reporting to the Director of Campus Safety, Campus Safety Officers are responsible for the security and safety of the campus and enforcing all college rules and regulations. Duties include: patrolling campus buildings and grounds; responding to reports of security/safety violations, fire alarms, emergency situations, unusual occurrences, etc.; monitoring parking and issuing tickets for violations; completing daily security log; support the needs of the campus community by being available and responsive to safety/security concerns; etc.

Campus Safety Officers must be customer-service oriented, maintain a professional appearance, maintain a professional relationship with local law enforcement agencies, and be willing to adjust to a flexible work schedule which may include 2nd or 3rd shift and weekend duty. Candidates must have the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job and be able to handle difficult situations with professionalism and diplomacy.

A high school degree or equivalent is required and previous experience in law enforcement or security is desired. Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu

 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Defiance College seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer. 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) and currently sponsors 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer in athletic health care management and medical coverage for NAIA sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams and events at Defiance College.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: coverage of practices, games, and events, with travel opportunities available; 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 BOC certification, be licensed by the State of Ohio through the Ohio OT/PT/AT Board. Previous athletic training experience in a higher education environment is preferred, but not required. While this is an entry level position, experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.  

This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31) which will require work on weekends and holidays as needed. Defiance College Athletics and the current athletic training staff have taken steps to make this position competitive in the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics by concerning ourselves with workload, scheduled time off, and creating a work environment that is professionally stimulating, supportive, and conducive to having work-life balance.

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.

 

  


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

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: 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 – MEN’S BASKETBALL 

Defiance College, located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a men’s basketball graduate assistant coaching position. 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). 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 basketball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the Defiance College MAE program. Compensation includes a stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

 

Graduate Assistant – Baseball 

Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for a graduate assistant baseball coaching position. 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). Responsibilities include recruiting; field maintenance; assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring, practice organization, fund raising, scheduling and budget; and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous Collegiate baseball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the Defiance College MAE program. Compensation includes a monthly stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

 

Graduate Assistant – Women’s Basketball 

Defiance College seeks qualified applicants for a women’s basketball graduate assistant 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). Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach, 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 basketball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.

This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the Defiance College MAE program. Compensation includes a monthly stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

 


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