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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

There are currently no openings in this area. 

Non-Tenure Track Openings

Instructor of Biology (Part-time)

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor of Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in microbiology, cell biology, and pathophysiology to pre-nursing students as well as biology majors. Courses will be offered seated or online, with some courses offered at multiple campus locations. A master's in a biological discipline and strong teaching skills are required; a Ph.D. is preferred.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in programmatic and general education assessment and serve as a point-person for Biology adjunct faculty.

To apply, send a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Biology Instructor Search Committee, Drury University, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Application materials may be sent electronically as PDF files to Dr. Shannon Cuff; scuff@drury.edu.  Review of applications will begin April  15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Director of Didactic Education - Physician Assistant Program

Drury University is seeking to hire the Director of Didactic Education for the developing Physician Assistant Program slated to begin in the Fall of 2023. 

The Director of Didactic Education will be student-centered and have a passion for developing a dynamic didactic program.  We are seeking an individual who loves educating students, enjoys the educational process, and works well in a team-oriented environment. 

You will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the didactic phase of the physician assistant program, and provide effective leadership toward meeting program and student learning outcomes.  As the Director of Didactic Education, you will work to ensure the program‘s didactic phase follows all ARC-PA accreditation standards pertaining to didactic training.

Position will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to

  • Creating and developing a dynamic curriculum for the academic year
  • Preparing syllabi consistent with the program mission
  • Directing didactic program delivery which includes creating and maintaining the didactic year schedule
  • Course coordination and classroom teaching
  • Working with faculty to ensure compliance with educational objectives and academic rigor
  • Recruiting and scheduling of adjunct faculty for didactic courses
  • Directing and leading test preparation and examination delivery
  • Advising student academic and professional development
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis to support the ARC-PA self-assessment
  • Assisting in the continuous review and compliance of the ARC-PA accreditation process
  • Serving on committees such as the curriculum committee and academic performance committee
  • Participating in the admissions process

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Eligible for Missouri state licensure as a PA
  • Three (3) years academic experience (preferred)
  • 3 - 5 years clinical experience (required).
  • Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching
  • Experience in PA education administration highly (preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations.

Clinical practice time is encouraged.

Additional requirements include

  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Ability to use current technologies in teaching
  • Strong ability to organize, plan, and multi-task
  • Above average initiative and team skills
  • Strong work ethic

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter expressing their interest for the position
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Four references who are familiar with you either as a clinician or educational skills.

Submit all materials electronically to PAProgramsearch@drury.edu

Director of Clinical Education - Physician Assistant Program

Drury University is seeking to hire the first Director of Clinical Education for the developing Physician Assistant Program slated to begin in the Fall of 2023.  We are seeking a candidate who loves educating students, enjoys the educational process, and works well in a team-oriented environment.

The Director of Clinical Education will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the clinical year of the physician assistant program which includes cultivating and maintaining clinical rotation sites. The director of clinical education will also work to ensure that the program‘s clinical phase follows all ARC-PA accreditation standards.

Position will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to

  • Identifying and developing supervised clinical experiences
  • Overseeing clinical curriculum development, which includes the design and implementation of the clinical phase of the program
  • Preparing clinical year syllabi consistent with the program mission
  • Supervising all members of the program’s clinical education team
  • Designing a viable model to evaluate student and preceptor experiences for compliance which includes
    • Overseeing ongoing assessment and improvement of the clinical phase of the program
    • Evaluating student performance, preceptor performance, clinical site quality, and clinical curriculum
  • Designing and implement an ongoing clinical site monitoring plan to ensure the program has adequate SCPE sites
  • Orienting students to the assignments and requirements of the clinical year rotations
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis to support the ARC-PA self-assessment process
  • Lecturing in areas of clinical expertise
  • Advising student in academic and professional development
  • Assist in the continuous review and compliance of the ARC-PA accreditation process
  • Serving on committees such as the academic performance committee
  • Participating in the admissions process

Clinical practice time is encouraged.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from an ARC-PA accredited program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Eligible for Missouri state licensure as a PA
  • Three (3) years academic experience (preferred)
  • 3 - 5 years clinical experience (required).
  • Experience in PA/medical classroom teaching
  • Experience in PA education administration highly (preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations.

 Additional requirements include

  • Excellent teaching skills or potential to develop skills
  • Ability to use current technologies in teaching and development of clinical sites and preceptors
  • Strong ability to organize, plan and multi-task
  • Above average initiative and team skills
  • Strong work ethic

 Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter expressing their interest for the position
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Four references familiar who are familiar you either as a clinician or educational skills.

Submit all materials electronically to PAProgramsearch@drury.edu

  


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.

View Adjunct Teaching Opportunities


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.