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:

Tenure-track:

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 TLCEDsearch18@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 16 and continue until the position is filled.


Non-tenure track:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics & Data Analytics

The Breech School of Business at Drury University is seeking a one-year visiting Assistant Professor of economics/data analytics beginning August 2018. This position requires teaching a 4 – 3 load including one MBA economics course, undergraduate introductory economics, intermediate microeconomics, and international economics courses, and an undergraduate data analytics course. We are seeking applicants who:

  • possess an earned doctorate in economics or closely related field and experience in data analytics. ABD candidates will also be considered. 
  • place a primary interest in teaching with a record of quality teaching.
  • possess a record of quality research.
  • have a background in data analytics.
  • desire to work in an innovative liberal arts university where interdisciplinary courses and cross discipline collaboration is encouraged and expected.

While this position is for the 2018-19 academic year only at this time, the position may become full-time tenure track pending a positive performance evaluation at the end of the academic year.

To apply, email Dr. Steven Mullins at smullins@drury.edu and attach in one file (PDF or Word) the following:  letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, copies of transcripts, and contact information (name, address, telephone number) of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position remains open until filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Breech School of Business at Drury University is seeking a one-year visiting Assistant Professor of marketing beginning August 2018. This position will also serve as MBA Director. This position requires teaching a 4-3 load including upper level marketing and introductory business courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including online coursework. For the MBA related responsibilities, a stipend and a one-course release will be provided. Graduate Assistant support will also be provided. We are seeking applicants who:

  • have an earned doctorate in marketing or closely related field. ABD candidates will also 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.
  • have directed MBA or similar programs.
  • desire to work in an innovative liberal arts university where interdisciplinary courses and cross discipline collaboration is encouraged and expected.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in teaching advertising, consumer behavior, research, marketing strategy and directing MBA.  Experience and ability to lead marketing projects is also desired.

While this is open for the 2018-19 academic year at this time, the position may become full-time tenure track pending a positive performance evaluation at the end of the academic year.

To apply, email Dr. Clifton Petty at cpetty@drury.edu and attach in one file (PDF or Word) the following:  letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, copies of transcripts, and contact information (name, address, telephone number) of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position remains open until filled.

Physics Instructor

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a physics instructor to start August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to an established physics program by teaching courses in the introductory sequence (algebra or calculus-based) with a possible opportunity to teach an upper-level course. Candidates must possess a Masters degree but a Ph.D. is preferred. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates and demonstrate a commitment to serving undergraduate students through excellence and innovation in teaching. Candidates with interdisciplinary connections, including chemistry and/or biology, are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Physics Search Committee, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Complete applications may be emailed as a single PDF or Word file to PhysicsInstructor2018@drury.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 11, 2018 and continue until the 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: