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Open Faculty Positions

Drury is a mid-sized private institution founded in 1873, with over 3,000 students, including nearly 1,420 traditional full-time, undergraduate students, more than 1,200 undergraduate adult learners, and another 263 graduate students, and 106 full-time faculty. Drury offers more than 50 majors and programs, 40 minors, 16 Fusion Certificates, and 5 graduate programs.  

As a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, it is committed to the meaningful integration of liberal and professional learning to prepare students to participate responsibly in and contribute to life in a global community. Drury University (www.drury.edu) is a university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas. 

The university is located in Springfield, Missouri, a city of 167,000 in the heart of the Ozarks, offering its residents a broad range of cultural and recreational opportunities. 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 Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful candidates will be able to assist the university in advancing its mission and strategic priorities, which includes institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Tenure Track Openings

Assistant Professor of Communication

The Department of Communication at Drury University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of communication, with expertise in social media, persuasion, and intercultural communication to begin August 2021. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, committed to scholarly inquiry, engaged with faculty governance and community service, and eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in communication, preferably with an emphasis in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, or closely related field, is required. Some professional experience in corporate or nonprofit settings is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including persuasion, organizational communication, campaigns in advertising and public relations, and principles of integrated marketing communications. 

To apply, send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of all transcripts, evidence of successful college teaching, and three recommendation letters to Dr. Jonathan Groves, Communication Department chair, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO  65802. The review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and will continue until filled.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Breech School of Business at Drury University is seeking a full-time, assistant professor of marketing to begin August, 2021. This position requires teaching a 4-3 schedule of marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  We are seeking applicants who possess the following attributes:

  • Earned doctorate in marketing. ABD Candidates will be considered if a PhD will be obtained during the first year of employment.
  • Commitment to engaged teaching and a proven record of teaching excellence.
  • Collaborative skills evidenced by strong working relationships and project skills.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication and active scholarship consistent with AACSB Standards.

Preference will be given to candidates whose primary areas of scholarship and teaching include Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior and Decision Making, or Entrepreneurial/Innovation Marketing.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, copies of transcripts, and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Jen Boden (jboden@drury.edu) , Marketing Search Committee Chair, Breech School of Business Administration, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology (Exercise Physiology)

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology with expertise in exercise physiology. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, committed to scholarly inquiry, and eager to shape the future of a nimble and ever-adapting department.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in exercise physiology or related discipline within the biological sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to an established exercise physiology program within the biology department and have opportunities to build a graduate degree in athletic training. Successful applicants will have experience in and demonstrate a commitment to serving undergraduate students through excellence and innovation in teaching and research.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests suitable for undergraduates, copies of all transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Exercise Physiology Search Committee, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Complete applications may be e-mailed as a single PDF file to Leanne Helgaas at lhelgaas@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry (2 positions)

The Department of Chemistry/Physics at Drury University invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor positions beginning fall of 2021. Our chemistry program is ACS-approved and graduates at least 30 majors per year. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, committed to scholarly inquiry, and eager to shape the future of the program and department.

Primary teaching responsibilities include foundation and advanced courses in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology for one position and inorganic chemistry for the other. Ideal candidates will have a clear commitment and dedication to both undergraduate teaching and research.

Qualifications: A PhD is required with teaching and post-doctoral experience preferred. The candidate will develop a flourishing research program involving undergraduates. For the inorganic chemist position, applicants with experience or interest in developing a research/innovative curriculum (e.g. in forensic science, materials science, or related fields) are encouraged to apply. Salary and position is commensurate with experience.

To apply, email a single pdf file containing a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, statement of approach to teaching and research plans, and three letters of recommendation, to chemistry2020@drury.edu. The review of applications will begin November 2, 2020, and will continue until filled. For additional information about the Drury chemistry program, please visit our website: Drury.edu/chemistry.

Non-Tenure Track Openings

Instructor of Theatre (Scenic/Costume Designer)

The Drury University Theatre Department invites applications for an Instructor of Theatre (non-tenure track) position beginning August 2021. This is a continuing appointment, with renewal contingent upon favorable annual reviews. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, engaged with faculty governance and community service, and eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

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 will be considered a plus. 

Responsibilities include teaching design courses and other theatre courses specific to the chosen candidate's areas of expertise, as well as teaching in the liberal arts curriculum. The candidate will teach three classes per semester, serve as scenic and/or costume designer, direct one show per year, advise students, serve on committees, and recruit potential theatre majors.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of all transcripts, and full contact information for three references to:  Stephen Bomgardner, Search Committee – Theatre, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802.  Review begins December 15, 2020 and continues until position is filled. 

Instructor of Communication

The Department of Communication at Drury University is seeking an instructor of communication, with expertise in organizational and leadership communication to begin August 2021. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching and committed to scholarly inquiry and eager to assist in shaping the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

A graduate degree in communication, preferably a Ph.D. with an emphasis in organizational communication, is required. Some professional experience in corporate or nonprofit settings is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses including persuasion, organizational communication, public speaking, and introduction to communication theory. 

To apply, send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of all transcripts, evidence of successful college teaching, and three recommendation letters to Dr. Jonathan Groves, Communication Department chair, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO  65802. The review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and will continue until filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Drury University seeks a broadly-trained world historian to teach introductory and upper level world history classes and courses in the Your Drury Fusion core curriculum. This position is a two-year appointment and begins August 2021. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, committed to scholarly inquiry, engaged with community service, and eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

Strong teaching skills and active research agenda and a Ph.D. in history are required.  Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Asian history. Other world history fields (Latin America; Race, Migration or Diaspora Studies; Africa; twentieth-century World; film history; etc.) would add to a candidate’s viability and the breadth of our department.  

Drury University (www.drury.edu) is a private liberal arts university located in an historic neighborhood in the thriving city of Springfield, Missouri. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community that appreciates the “diversity of human culture, language, history and experience.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, copies of transcripts, at least two sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching excellence by email to historysearch2020@drury.edu.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Shelley Wolbrink, Chair, World History Search Committee (swolbrin@drury.edu).  Review of applications begins immediately with final deadline November 22, 2020.


Adjunct (per course) Teaching Opportunities

Occasionally we have a need for qualified instructors in specific disciplines to each on a contract-base appointment a semester at a time.

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DRURY UNIVERSITY NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Approved by Board of Trustees 5-16-14
Updated 10-1-15, 9-1-16, 9-1-19

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 University has designated the following administrators to coordinate inquiries regarding its efforts to carry out this policy, to comply with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, and to receive complaints of discrimination and harassment.

Interim Title IX Coordinator 
Director - Student Conduct
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Findlay Student Center– Room 120
(417) 873-6894
phinkle@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

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

Annual Security Report Statement

The university will comply with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (commonly known as the “Clery Act”). Drury University is a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students and promotes the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Drury University is concerned for the safety and well-being of its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws. Copies of the report are available upon request.  Requests can be made at the Safety and Security Office, Findlay Student Center Room 101.  For the complete report visit Drury.edu/security/clery-act.