Open Faculty Positions
Drury University, a private, mid-sized liberal arts university founded in 1873, is located in Springfield, Missouri with nearly 1,450 traditional full-time undergraduate students and 105 full-time faculty. Drury offers more than 70 majors and programs, 39 minors, and 5 graduate 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 the meaningful integration of liberal and professional learning to prepare students to participate responsibly in and contribute to life in 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 seeking qualified candidates for the following faculty positions to start August 2019.
Assistant Professor of Architecture
The Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University invites applications for an assistant professor to begin August 2019. The faculty colleague will teach design studios as well as other courses and coordinate the activities of the school’s Center for Community Studies. The center is an integral part of architectural education at Drury, exposing students to real clients and real-world design problems. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build upon the Center’s solid foundation and significant community work. The individual will play a key role leading the school faculty and administration in crafting a vision for the Center’s continued development, both in its service to various communities, groups and organizations and its innovative educational contribution to the university.
Candidates must hold a graduate degree in architecture and experience or demonstrate promise in design instruction. An emphasis in urban design is preferred, as is an ability to make a strong contribution to the school’s digital-design and representation coursework. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an interest in and ability to integrate interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary community studio investigations. The ability to develop a successful pattern of publication of research and/or design work is expected.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled beginning in early 2019. Interested candidates should submit (in pdf format only) a letter of interest that includes the candidate’s qualifications and vision for the Center, a current vitae, a portfolio of personal and/or student design work, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Applications should be emailed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Karen Spence at email@example.com.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
The Breech School of Business is seeking an Assistant Professor of Accounting to begin August 2019. This position requires teaching a 4-3 load including primarily introductory and intermediate accounting courses plus one MBA accounting course. We are seeking applicants who:
- possess an earned doctorate in accounting or closely related field. ABD candidates will also be considered.
- place a primary interest in teaching with a record of quality teaching.
- possess a record of quality research.
- desire to work in an innovative liberal arts university where interdisciplinary courses and cross discipline collaboration is encouraged and expected.
The Breech School of Business is AACSB accredited and dedicated to providing academic preparation consistent with the highest professional standards within the liberal arts tradition of Drury University. The Breech School is a collegial department that encourages a collaborative culture among faculty. Undergraduate majors in seven subject areas provide students the opportunity to learn and grow while gaining a deepening understanding of the role of business and economics in our society. The MBA program at Drury University is a high quality program committed to preparing ethical leaders for the global business community.
The programs emphasize the development of effective leaders capable of analyzing values, thinking critically, communicating effectively, making sound decisions, integrating theoretical and practical knowledge, exercising personal and social responsibility, appreciating the value of lifelong learning and understanding business and its many positive contributions to a global society.
Interested applicants should 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, transcripts, and contact information (name, address, telephone number) of at least three references. Send to Dr. Tiffany Cossey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received before December 1, 2018, will be fully considered. The position remains open until filled.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a one-year, renewable instructor position to start in the fall semester of 2019. A Masters is required, but a Ph.D. is desired.
The physics program consists of two full-time faculty, and we seek a third colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels (including general education). The successful candidate would primarily teach in the introductory physics sequence (algebra or calculus-based) with a possible opportunity to occasionally teach an upper-level course. The position is open with regards to specialty, but candidates with interdisciplinary connections, including to chemistry and/or biology, are especially encouraged to apply.
The department teaches in studio-like classrooms and employs innovative research-based teaching methods including Modeling Instruction, RealTime Physics, Tutorials, and other approaches. The ideal candidate will have experience using research-based active-engagement pedagogies. Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in introductory courses are also encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in Drury, a completed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates (both science and non-science majors) in a liberal arts setting, examples of your classroom experience, and three reference letters that address your teaching, to PhysicsInstructor2019@drury.edu. The review of applicants will begin 2-15-19 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for an annual, renewable instructor position to start in the fall semester of 2019. A Masters in chemistry is required, but a Ph.D. is desired. The chemistry program is ACS-approved and has five full-time faculty. The successful candidate would primarily teach in the introductory sequence with a possible opportunity to occasionally teach an upper-level course. The position is open with regards to specialty, but candidates with an analytical background are especially encouraged to apply. Please send a completed CV, teaching philosophy and three reference letters to ChemistryInstructor2019@drury.edu. The review of applicants will begin 2-15-19 and continue until the position is filled.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Drury University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion to begin August 2019. This position has an initial appointment of two years. The successful candidate will teach survey courses and upper level courses in religion and courses in the University’s new general education curriculum, including the first-year seminar, and teach courses in Middle Eastern religions, such as Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses in eastern religions, particularly in Buddhism and Hinduism. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in religion (doctorate is expected by start date, but ABD will be considered) and evidence of excellence in teaching skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research agenda.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Ted Vaggalis, search committee chair, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Electronic application accepted at (email@example.com). Review of applicants will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Instructor of Business and Management Information Systems
Drury University is currently accepting applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor in Business and Management Information Systems, beginning August 2019. Drury University’s Evening and Online College seeks a broadly-trained candidate to teach courses in management, management information systems, and finance. Courses will be taught on multiple campus locations and online. Teaching load: 24 credit hours. Qualifications: Terminal degree in business or related field; Scholarly Academic Qualifications as defined by AACSB.
Send a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, transcripts, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching excellence to Glori Anne Hedrick, office coordinator, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802 (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Electronic application accepted. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Leah Blakey, Dean of Evening and Online Education. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will 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
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 107
Springfield, MO 65802
Deputy Coordinator - Non-Discrimination / Harassment & Title IX
Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs-Operations
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 200
Springfield, MO 65802
Deputy Coordinator - Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
V.P. for Student Affairs / Dean of Students
900 North Benton Avenue
Findlay Student Center – Room 201
Springfield, MO 65802
Deputy Coordinator – Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
Chief of Staff
900 North Benton Avenue
Burnham Hall – Room 103
Drury’s policies related to non-discrimination and their locations are as follows: