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Open Faculty Positions

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Drury is a mid-sized private liberal arts institution known for its student-centered approach to education, with approximately 3000 students (including 1,400 traditional full-time, undergraduate students, 1200 undergraduate adult learners and 250 graduate students) and 110 full-time faculty. The University’s rigorous academic environment, intentional professional development experiences, and many professional clubs and organizations produce students who are prepared to be the next generation of leaders in their chosen careers. Drury’s dedicated and conscientious mentoring of students allows them to explore their personalities and many career options to find their best professional paths.

Drury is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities and is regularly recognized by national publications for its high-quality programs, highlighting it as the private university of choice in the Midwest for ambitious students seeking a liberal arts education integrated with selective professional programs. The University has been a catalyst for progressive changes in the region since its inception in 1873, and continues to be a leader in transformative educational experiences.

The university is located in Springfield, Missouri, centered in Springfield’s largest historic district. With more than 456,000 people in the metro area and millions of tourists each year, Springfield is rich with interesting and entertaining attractions, many dining options and a variety of shopping and cultural activities, as well as a plentiful and growing job market, great schools and excellent health care. Among Springfield’s finest assets are its beautiful scenery and clean environment.

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.

Administrative Openings

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Tenure Track Openings

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2 positions)

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drury University invites applicants for two tenure-track positions in Computer Science to begin August 2023. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Software Engineering, Computer Game Development, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. Drury University is committed to excellence in teaching, and successful applicants will reflect this commitment. Drury encourages candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration to apply.

A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach junior and senior level computer science courses.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching activity, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. In addition, candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Send all application materials to Dr. Bob Robertson at rroberts@drury.edu. Information may also be mailed to Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are filled.

Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Drury University welcomes applications for a broadly trained, tenure-track Assistant Professor of World History to begin August 2023. We seek a colleague to mentor students in critical reading, research, and writing skills through introductory and upper level courses. Specialists in all fields of World History (including India, China, Japan, Russia/Eastern Europe, Africa, or Latin America, or in thematic areas such as migration, transnational studies, global Cold War/socialisms, environmental history, the history of film, etc.) are welcome to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Asian history.

ABD candidates will be considered, but a Ph.D. in history by August 2023 is required.

The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and mentorship as well as an active research agenda. Alongside History courses, they will teach one of our thematic first-year seminars required of all University students.

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, transcripts, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching excellence to worldhistorysearch2022@drury.edu. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to academic service, the extracurricular enrichment of students and campus communities, and the fostering of an equitable and inclusive environment in the classroom and beyond.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Michael Verney, Chair of the World History Search Committee (mverney@drury.edu). Review of applications begins immediately with a final deadline of November 22, 2022.

Drury University is fully committed to upholding and advancing the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment where every member of our community will treat each other with dignity and respect. We recognize that diverse experiences enrich our institution and all who pass through it. We honor, welcome and respect all identities and perspectives. Drury University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity.  Drury University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status.

Non-Tenure Track Openings

Instructor - Health Policy

The Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Drury University invite applications for a full-time instructor of health policy to begin August 2023. We seek a candidate for this joint appointment who is passionate about teaching and eager to help shape a new major in health policy and administration. 

A doctorate in public policy, political science, public health or public administration, with expertise in health policy, is preferred; ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses including Gender, Sexuality, and Public Health, Ethical Issues in Health Care, and a senior research seminar.

To apply, email a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, evidence of successful college teaching, three recommendation letters, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service to Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg, Health Policy Search Committee Chair, at healthpolicysearch2022@drury.edu. Review of applications begins December 12, 2022 and will continue until filled.

Instructor – Music

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Drury University is seeking an instructor of music, with expertise in jazz for a start date of August 2023. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, and community service, and eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

A master’s degree is required; a DMA or appropriate terminal degree is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in the liberal arts and/or public school teaching experience.

The successful candidate will lead the jazz program which includes a jazz ensemble and jazz combos; teach a jazz history course; teach in the candidate’s applied area; teach in the general education curriculum, the music education curriculum, or other courses as directed by the department chair and the candidate’s expertise.  Recruitment for the jazz program is an essential part of this position.

Submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, a rehearsal or performance video of your conducting, and three recommendation letters to Dr. Stephen Bomgardner, Fine and Performing Arts Department chair, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO  65802. Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications begins November 15, 2022 and continues until position is filled.

Instructor – Strategic Communication

The Department of Communication at Drury University is seeking an instructor of strategic communication, with expertise in content marketing and social media analysis for a start date of August 2023. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, and community service, and eager to shape the future of a nimble, ever-adapting department. 

A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in strategic communication, integrated marketing, advertising, public relations, or closely related field, is preferred (ABD candidates will be considered) as well as some professional experience in corporate or nonprofit settings.

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. 

Submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of 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. Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications begins November 15, 2022 and continues until position is filled.

Visiting Assistant Professor (or Instructor) - Management

The Breech School of Business at Drury University invites applicants for a full-time position beginning in August 2023. 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 organizational behavior and leadership with an interest in cross-cultural/international management.

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 “developing ethical leaders to thrive in a diverse and dynamic business environment’’. 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, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service.

Drury University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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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