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. 


 Tenure Track Faculty

Finance - Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will contribute to an established program by teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate finance (primarily in areas of Investments and Financial Institutions) delivered via traditional classroom and/or online; pursuing finance-related research leading to publication in refereed journals and providing service to the University, the profession, and the community.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or DBA in finance or closely related discipline from an AACSB International accredited institution (ABDs with anticipated completion by August 2017 may be considered). Preference will be given to candidates with industry experience and/or additional finance related credentials, experience in the area of instruction, a demonstrated scholarly record, and a commitment to work with diverse student and community populations.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a complete current CV including evidence of teaching quality, and contact information (name, address, phone) of at least three references, and transcripts to: James Simmerman, Finance Search Committee Chair, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Complete applications may be e-mailed as a single PDF file to James Simmerman at jsimmerman@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


Graphic and Digital Design- Assistant Professor

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic and Digital Design. The successful candidate will contribute to the growing program by teaching undergraduate courses in graphic and digital design, art and general education as needed; advising students; overseeing the graphic design major by actively engaging in classroom innovations and interdisciplinary approaches to design; recruiting and advocating for the graphic design major; and actively participating in scholarship in the candidate’s area of interest and university service.

Candidates must possess a MFA in Graphic Design or Visual Communication and be proficient and experienced with typography, web design, 3D modeling, vector graphics, and the Adobe suite. Successful applicants will have experience teaching at the university level or the equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.

To apply, send a letter of application, a current CV, a statement presenting pedagogical philosophy, intentions for scholarly work, 20 examples of student design work, a portfolio of professional work, official transcripts, and contact information for three letters of recommendation to: Professor Rebecca Miller, Chair Graphic & Digital Design Search Committee, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Complete applications may be e-mailed as a single PDF file to Rebecca Miller at rmiller01@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Dean, School of Education and Child Development

Drury University is currently accepting applications for the Dean of the School of Education and Child Development (SECD) for a preferred June 1 start date. The SECD supports both undergraduate and graduate students on its Springfield campus and at multiple locations throughout southwest and south-central Missouri. The mission of the Drury University teacher education program is to develop liberally educated professionals who are prepared to make informed, reflective decisions, help others learn, and add value to the lives of children in a rapidly changing world.

This is a twelve-month position with an open rank and a competitive salary. The successful candidate will be a visionary with strong communication skills and a willingness to effectively promote the School of Education and Child Development to internal and external constituencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate/graduate courses; managing budgets; generating program schedules; advising students; overseeing accreditation processes; evaluating staff and faculty; sustaining close working relationships with partner schools; and establishing a strategic, collaborative vision for the program.

Applicants will have an earned doctorate; experience as a K-12 educator; a demonstrated capacity for leadership; expertise implementing the accreditation process at state and national levels; proficiency evaluating data to assess teacher preparation programs; willingness to promote cutting-edge research in the field of education; and a commitment to provide leadership at branch campus locations. Preference will be given to candidates with higher education experience.

Send a letter of application addressing the specified qualifications; a statement of principles that provide personal guidance as an educational leader; current curriculum vitae; transcripts; and contact information for five professional references to: Marline Faherty, Director of Academic Affairs Support Services; Burnham 200; Drury University; Springfield, Missouri 65802. Send electronic applications to: mfaherty@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin April 10 and will continue until position is filled. 


DRURY UNIVERSITY NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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
ssiebert@drury.edu

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
bcallen@drury.edu

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
tjulian@drury.edu

Deputy Coordinator – Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
Chief of Staff
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 103
(417) 873-6829
ajones11@drury.edu

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