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Open Faculty Positions

Drury is a mid-sized private institution founded in 1873, with over 3,300 students, including nearly 1,450 traditional full-time, undergraduate students, more than 1,200 undergraduate adult learners, and another 263 graduate students, and 110 full-time faculty. Drury offers more than 50 majors and programs, 40 minors, 16 Fusion Certificates, and 5 graduate programs.  

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 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. The newly launched Your Drury Fusion is an innovative undergraduate academic program with the power to merge professional goals and personal passion. 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.


Drury University invites applications for the positions below beginning August 2020.


Tenure Track Positions:

Assistant/Associate Professor - Accounting (non-tenure track option available)

The Breech School of Business at Drury University invites applicants for a full-time, assistant professor position beginning January or August 2020. Appointment at the level of Associate may be offered based on an applicant’s scholarship and teaching record. This position requires teaching a 4-3 schedule of accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  We are seeking applicants who possess the following attributes: 

  • Tenure-Track Option: Earned doctorate in accounting from an AACSB-accredited university.
  • Non-Tenure Track Option: ABD candidates or those with some combination of a Master’s degree, CPA, and significant work experience in the private sector may also be considered for a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. 

This position offers a unique opportunity to join Drury University, where faculty members are dedicated to teaching, innovation, and collaboration. In addition, this colleague will become a valued member of the Breech faculty who work together to create and improve curricula and programs that meet the evolving challenges of today’s global business environment. Faculty in the Accounting Department at Breech benefit from small class sizes, which allows for more meaningful mentoring and advising relationships with Breech’s motivated cadre of accounting and business students. As such, qualified candidates are expected to show a primary interest in teaching and mentoring students in addition to a desire to work in an innovative liberal arts university where interdisciplinary courses and cross-discipline collaboration are both encouraged.

The Mission of the Breech School is to “prepare ethical leaders for the global business community. “ We take our mission seriously, and the Breech School is pursuing an exciting program of continuous curricular and programmatic improvement.  All Breech undergraduate students are required to complete an internship and a study abroad prior to graduation. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit a letter of interest, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, transcripts, and contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Robin Soster, Chair
Accounting Search Committee
rsoster@drury.edu

Assistant Professor - Management

The Breech School of Business at Drury University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2020. This position requires teaching a 4-3 schedule of management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  We are seeking applicants who possess the following attributes:

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

Preference will be given to candidates whose primary areas of scholarship and teaching are in the areas of strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship both for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Breech School of Business is AACSB accredited.  Our collaborative faculty and staff are dedicated to innovative business education in the context of a vibrant university community.  In 2019 Drury University launched a groundbreaking undergraduate curriculum known as Your Drury Fusion, which includes certificate and major programs of study along a dual emphasis on Life and Profession. 

The Mission of the Breech School is to “prepare ethical leaders for the global business community.“ We take our mission seriously, and the Breech School is pursuing an exciting program of continuous curricular and programmatic improvement.  All Breech undergraduate students are required to complete an internship and a study abroad prior to graduation. 

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit a letter of interest, a complete current curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching quality, transcripts, and contact information of at least three references to:

Professor Janis Prewitt, Chair
Management Search Committee
Breech School of Business
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 873-7610
jprewitt@drury.edu

Assistant Professor – Strategic Communication

The Department of Communication at Drury University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of strategic communication, with expertise in content marketing and social media analysis, to begin August 2020. We seek a candidate:

  • Passionate about teaching
  • Dedicated to student advising
  • Committed to scholarly inquiry
  • Engaged with faculty governance and community service
  • Eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including campaigns in advertising and public relations, principles of integrated-marketing communications, and strategic social media. Additionally, the successful candidate will help develop a student chapter of PRSA. 

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

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 8, 2019. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, evidence of successful college teaching, transcripts, and three recommendation letters to:

Dr. Jonathan Groves, Communication Department chair
Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO  65802


Non-Tenure Track Positions

Instructor - Criminology/Criminal Justice

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Drury University invites applicants for a non-tenure track Instructor position in Criminology/Criminal Justice to begin August 2020. The department is interdisciplinary and offers undergraduate degrees in Criminology, Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology, and Sociology. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach methods, corrections, and policing, and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice or closely related field at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin January 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching activity, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Valerie Eastman at criminologysearch@drury.edu. Information may also be sent to:

Department of Behavioral Sciences
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Visiting Assistant Professor – Religion

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Drury University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion to begin August 2020. This position has an initial appointment of two years. The department offers a joint philosophy and religion major designed to investigate the diverse ways of engaging in an ethically meaningful life, and a separate pre-ministry and community engagement major which prepares students for seminary or lay work in non-profit, social justice centered religious and secular organizations.  The successful candidate will teach survey and upper level courses in religion as well as courses in the university's new general education curriculum (Your Drury Fusion), including the first-year experience seminar.  Preferences will be given to candidates with the ability to teach courses in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in religion (doctorate is expected by start date, but ABD will be considered). Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated passion for teaching excellence.

Review of applicants will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. 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 preferred (religionsearch2020@drury.edu). 


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

Deputy Coordinator – Non-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
Professor of Physics
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
(417) 873-7546
bcallen@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.