Drury University, a private, mid-sized liberal arts university founded in 1873, is located in Springfield, Missouri with 1,600 traditional undergraduates, 140 full-time faculty, and a growing number of master’s programs. The 80-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 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." Consistent with this policy: It is Drury's policy not to discriminate on the basis of disabilty, race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethinic origin, or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and the operations of any of its programs and activities as required by federal, state, and local laws or regulations.
Drury University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity.
Instructor of Education – Elementary Literacy
The School of Education and Child Development at Drury University invites applications for a full time instructor in the area of Elementary Literacy Education to begin August, 2013. While likely an entry level position, appointment at advanced rank could be considered for appropriate candidates.
The Drury University School of Education and Child Development is recognized for excellence in preparing future teachers for the classroom. This position would address best practices in literacy instruction including language development, reading and writing instruction, literacy assessment, and children’s literature. The successful applicant would be expected to teach courses such as Methods of Teaching Language Arts, Methods of Teaching Children’s Literature, Analysis and Correction of Reading Difficulties, and other courses as applicable.
The position requires working closely with Drury’s partner schools and maintaining successful collaborations in the Springfield Public Schools partner schools’ faculty and staff for development and implementation of Drury’s methods courses. In addition, the successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to Drury University’s mission of integrating liberal and professional learning and to active engagement in the university community.
Electronic submission of materials is preferred. To apply, send a letter of interest, current vita, and unofficial transcripts to: Dr. Gail Slye, chair at firstname.lastname@example.org (573-451-2400). Review of applications will begin March 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.