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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 Architecture

The Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position Assistant Professor, to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic program and a distinctive educational model that provides a rigorous and NAAB accredited professional education in the context of a flexible curriculum grounded in the liberal arts.

Candidates must hold a graduate degree in architecture, with a PhD desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and/or professional experience as well as licensure.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence as a designer as well as experience or strong potential in design-studio teaching. Along with this focus on design and its pedagogy, the ideal candidate will also have a record of commitment to design-based approaches to environmental sustainability and an interest in leading the integration of this content throughout the design-studio curriculum.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate these qualifications and should also identify how they can contribute to the school’s curriculum through non-studio courses. Applicants should present evidence of an ability to develop or continue a successful pattern of scholarship or critical design practice, an interest in interdisciplinary work and in collaboration across the campus, and a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences in support of an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the university.

Interested candidates should submit (in .pdf format only) an application package comprising a CV, a statement of teaching approach, a portfolio, copies of transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Dr. Panos Leventis, Associate Dean and Faculty Search Committee Chair (pleventis@drury.edu). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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 Finance

The Breech School of Business at Drury University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to an innovative business education program in the context of a vibrant university community.

The Breech School of Business is AACSB accredited.  Faculty in the Breech School take the mission of “developing ethical leaders to thrive in a diverse and dynamic business environment” seriously by pursing an exciting program of continuous curricular and programmatic improvement.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in finance or closely related discipline. ABD candidates will be considered if a doctorate will be obtained during the first year of employment.  Candidates with relevant professional experience and/or industry certification are encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information of at least three references via email to Tonya Bolin tbolin@drury.edu. Applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to high quality teaching and mentorship, collaborative skills, an active research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications consistent with AACSB standards, and a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences in support of an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the university.

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is 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.

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture

The Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University seeks applicants for a non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic program and a distinctive educational model that provides rigorous professional education in the context of a flexible curriculum grounded in the liberal arts.

Candidates must hold a graduate degree in architecture, with a PhD desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and/or professional experience as well as licensure.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence as a designer as well as experience or strong potential in design-studio teaching. Applicants should clearly demonstrate an ability to contribute to the school’s curriculum through non-studio courses, along with evidence of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences in support of an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the university.

Interested candidates should submit (in .pdf format only) an application package comprising a CV, a statement of teaching approach, copies of transcripts, a portfolio, and names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Dr. Panos Leventis, Associate Dean and Faculty Search Committee Chair (pleventis@drury.edu). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is 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.

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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DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

Approved by Board of Trustees 5-16-14
Updated 10-1-15, 9-1-16, 9-1-19

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.

At Drury, we define diversity as the differences that characterize people and communities, including age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, veteran status, ability, religion, political beliefs, and other ideologies. Inclusion is how we engage these differences to create a welcoming community and expand opportunities for cultural knowledge. Educational and workplace equity refers to providing opportunities that enable everyone to receive what they need to be successful as they work and learn at Drury.

 

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