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, 110 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 positions below beginning August 2017. 

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Instructor, School of Education and Child Development

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a one-year instructor position (full-time, non-tenure track) to begin August, 2017. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related area from accredited university and a minimum of five years experience in K-12 setting; higher education experience preferred. 

Primary Responsibilities include: 

  • teaching and teaching-related duties including, but not limited to undergraduate and possibly graduate courses in seated, blended, and online formats.
  • Subject areas for courses taught may include special education, foundations of education, and elementary education as assigned by the Dean.
  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses that meet the needs of students and include state requirements.
  • Participate in Teacher Education Council and other departmental meetings

To apply, send a 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 to: Marline Faherty, Director of Academic Affairs Support Services; Burnham 200; Drury University; Springfield, Missouri 65802. Send electronic applications to: Review of applications will begin May 24 and will continue until position is filled. 


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: