Open Faculty Positions

Drury University, a private, mid-sized liberal arts university founded in 1873, is located in Springfield, Missouri with nearly 1,400 traditional undergraduates, 118 full-time faculty, and a growing number of master’s programs. The 90-acre campus is centered in Springfield’s largest historic district. Springfield is a vibrant community with a diverse and growing economy with amenities including easy access to outdoor lakes, golf, trails and other recreation, a lively downtown, an active arts community and college and professional sports.

Drury is an independent university grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge while liberating persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community. Drury is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of 20 selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement.

Drury University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions to start August 2018:


Assistant/Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center

Drury University is currently accepting applications for an assistant/associate professor of education and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. As director of the TLC, the candidate will provide direction and vision for a campus culture committed to continuous improvement of teaching. The candidate will also teach courses in the Secondary Education curriculum (which could include online and graduate level courses) and advise students in Secondary Education.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position that will begin June 2018. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching, promise as scholars in current pedagogies, and relevant leadership experience in centers committed to improving teaching and assessment practices among a community of scholar-teachers. Minimum qualifications include a PhD or EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (or a related field). Teaching experience at the high school level is preferred.

Please send current c.v., copies of transcripts, cover letter, and statement of teaching philosophy to Review of applications will begin on April 16 and continue until the position is filled.


Visiting Assistant Professor (Scenic/Costume Designer) - Theatre 

Drury University Theatre invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre (non-tenure track) position beginning Fall 2018.  This is a three year appointment, with renewal contingent upon favorable annual reviews. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.A. with an emphasis in theatre.  Previous teaching experience and/or professional experience is preferred. 

Within a BA curriculum, responsibilities will include teaching Scene Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Stagecraft, and other theatre courses specific to the chosen candidate's areas of expertise, as well as potentially teaching in the liberal arts core curriculum.  The candidate will teach three classes per semester, serve as scenic and/or costume designer or design supervisor for four productions per year, direct one show per year, advise students, serve on committees, and recruit potential theatre majors.

Send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three references to:  Stephen Bomgardner (, Search Committee – Theatre, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802.  Review begins December 15, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor - Management Information Systems

Drury University School of Business invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of MIS (non-tenure track) position beginning Fall 2018. 

This position requires teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including online coursework.  We are seeking applicants who:

  • have an earned Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in computer information systems or a related field. Some professional experience in corporate or nonprofit settings, particularly in the area of cybersecurity is preferred.  ABD with anticipated completion by August 2018 will be considered.
  • place a primary interest in teaching and show a commitment to as well as a proven record of teaching excellence.
  • show past research excellence or demonstrate potential to generate peer-reviewed publications based on recent research activities.
  • desire to work in an innovative liberal arts university where interdisciplinary courses and cross discipline collaboration is encouraged and expected.

The successful candidate will teach information systems, strategic advantage through information systems, and (where appropriate) fundamentals of information security. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in cybersecurity. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the university’s general education core curriculum where necessary and assist in the development of a student chapter of ISACA.

The Breech School of Business is AACSB accredited and dedicated to providing academic preparation consistent with the highest professional standards within the liberal arts tradition of Drury University. The Breech School is a collegial department that encourages a collaborative culture among faculty. Undergraduate majors in six subject areas provide students the opportunity to learn and grow while gaining a deepening understanding of the role of business and economics in our society.  The MBA program at Drury University is a high quality program committed to preparing ethical leaders for the global business community.

The programs emphasize the development of effective leaders capable of analyzing values, thinking critically, communicating effectively, making sound decisions, integrating theoretical and practical knowledge, exercising personal and social responsibility, appreciating the value of lifelong learning and understanding business and its many positive contributions to a global society.

This position remains open until filled.  Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018.  To apply, email Dr. Shannon McMurtrey at and attach in one file (PDF or Word) the following:  letter of interest, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, and contact information (name, address, telephone number) of at least three references.


Approved by Board of Trustees 5-16-14
Updated 10-1-15, Updated 9-1-16

Drury University is an open and welcoming community from a rich variety of cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community which “affirms the quality and worth of all peoples” and appreciates the “diversity of human culture, language, history and experience.”

Drury University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in its programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Drury’s non-discrimination policies:

Coordinator - Non-Discrimination / Harassment & Title IX
Director of Human Resources
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 107
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7854

Deputy Coordinator - Non-Discrimination / Harassment & Title IX
Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs-Operations
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 200
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7473

Deputy Coordinator - Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
V.P. for Student Affairs / Dean of Students
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Findlay Student Center – Room 201
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7215

Deputy Coordinator – Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
Chief of Staff
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 103
(417) 873-6829

Drury’s policies related to non-discrimination and their locations are as follows: