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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 Education - School of Education and Child Development

As a full-time tenure track faculty member perform the duties outlined in the faculty handbook. These duties include:

  1. Teaching load of twelve (12) credit hours per academic year and advising students. Examples of courses include but are not limited to: Methods of Teaching (EDUC 380 and 382) and Secondary School Curriculum (EDUC 385) (60%).
  2. Serve as director of the Innovation and Teaching Center, which makes up the additional nine (9) credit hours equivalency to meet the 21 credit hours load for full-time faculty (15%).
  3. Collaborate with faculty to develop methods to revise course delivery methodologies and improve course design by incorporating modern research-based pedagogies. This may involve conducting teaching sessions as well as one-on-one project work (10%).
  4. Assist the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs in assessment of course design and delivery (6%).
  5. Participate in faculty governance by serving (when selected) on appropriate faculty committees and task forces (5%).
  6. Attend regularly scheduled and specially called meetings of the school of education and the faculty (2%).
  7. Participate in the affairs of the school of education, including course and curriculum development, course scheduling, and budget management (2%).
  8. Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or a related field such as STEM Education (degree can be foreign equivalent); 24 months experience working with faculty development programs; 24 months experience in high school STEM teaching; able to demonstrate effective teaching and promise as scholar in current pedagogies.

Review of applications for this position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, send a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), and evidence of experience, effective teaching, and scholarship, to Natalie Precise, Search Committee Chair, nprecise@drury.edu.  

Non-Tenure Track Openings

Instructor - Physics

Drury University Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a one-year, renewable instructor position to start in the fall semester of 2021. A Masters in physics or engineering is required; a Ph.D. is preferred.

The physics program consists of two full-time physics faculty; we seek a third colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate would primarily teach in the introductory physics sequence with an occasional opportunity to teach an upper-level course.

Please send a letter of interest, a completed CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and three reference letters to PhysicsInstructor2021@drury.edu.

The review of applicants will begin April 16 and continue until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

One-year visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2021. This position requires teaching three Economics sections each semester. The six sections taught over this year will include one MBA course, and four different undergraduate courses (Basic Economics, Price Theory—2 sections, Aggregate Economics, and Econometrics).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in economics from an AACSB Accredited School. ABDs in advanced dissertation stage may also be considered.
  • Documented evidence of effective teaching in college Economics courses.
  • Record of active scholarship consistent with qualification as Scholarly Academic (SA) according to AACSB Standards and Breech School of Business Administration policy—two or more peer-reviewed articles published in academic economics journals in the past 4 years and/or Ph.D. in economics earned in 2019 or later.
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising students.
  • Commitment to contributing to a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of effective teaching 1-3 years at the university level beyond graduate teaching assistantships.
  • Work history or academic background involving data analytics

While this position is open for the 2021-2022 academic year at this time, it may be renewed for another year.

The Breech School of Business Administration is AACSB accredited and dedicated to providing academic preparation consistent with the highest professional standards within the liberal arts tradition of Drury University. Breech School faculty work together closely to develop strong and innovative programs of in six subject areas, and to challenge students to see the vital connections between good business and healthy communities.  The MBA program at Drury University is a high-quality program committed to preparing ethical leaders for the global business community.

The position remains open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 14, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Shannon McMurtrey (smcmurtrey@drury.edu) or Dr. Mary Blair (mblair005@drury.edu) with questions about this position or Drury University.

To apply, email Dr. Mary Blair at mblair005@drury.edu and attach the following as PDF or MS Word files:  

  • letter of interest
  • a complete current curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching experience and quality
  • evidence of scholarship
  • contact information (name, address, telephone number) of three references

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 Ph.D. in a biological discipline and strong teaching skills are required. 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.

Instructor of Psychology (Part-time)

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor of Psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach psychology courses related to their areas of expertise. Courses will be offered seated or online, with some courses offered at multiple campus locations. A Ph.D. in any psychology-related field and strong teaching skills are required. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in programmatic assessment and serve as a point-person for Psychology 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, Psychology 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.

 


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.