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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

Dean, Breech School of Business

The Breech School of Business is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who is dedicated to academic excellence, student success, and community engagement. The dean is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business school, including curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development, student enrollment, budget management, and fostering external partnerships. The Breech School of Business is accredited by AACSB.

In addition to teaching as appropriate within the school, the dean of the Breech School of Business will be responsible for the following key leadership responsibilities:

  1. Academic Leadership:
    • Provide visionary leadership for the Breech School of Business, setting strategic goals and objectives in alignment with the university’s mission and values.
    • Develop and implement innovative academic programs that meet the needs of students and the demands of the business community.
    • Ensure academic quality and rigor through curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation processes.
  2. Faculty and Staff Management:
    • Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse and talented faculty and staff.
    • Foster a culture of collaboration, professional growth, and excellence among faculty and staff members.
    • Conduct regular evaluations of faculty and staff performance, providing feedback and support as needed.
  3. Student Engagement and Success:
    • Create a supportive learning environment that promotes student engagement, retention, and success.
    • Oversee student advising and mentoring initiatives within the business school.
    • Implement strategies to enhance student recruitment and enrollment in business programs.
  4. Community and Industry Partnerships:
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with local businesses, industry leaders, alumni, and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with external partners to develop internship opportunities, experiential learning programs, and job placement initiatives for students.
    • Seek opportunities for fundraising and philanthropic support to enhance the resources and reputation of the business school.

Financial and Resource Management:

    • Develop and manage the annual budget for the school, ensuring fiscal responsibility and resource optimization.
    • Identify opportunities for revenue generation, cost savings, and efficient resource allocation.

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA, etc.) in a relevant field of business or management.
  • Previous appointment in academic administration or significant business leadership experience.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate faculty, staff, and students.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards, academic governance, and best practices in business education.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with external stakeholders and cultivate philanthropic support.
  • Experience with budget management, strategic planning, and data-driven decision-making.

Application:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically, as a single PDF, to Search Committee Chair Robert Weddle, at breechdeansearch@drury.edu: a letter of interest addressing the candidate’s qualifications and vision for business education; a statement on leadership approach; a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusivity; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. 

The application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences in support of an inclusive environment in the School and at the university.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 18th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Director, Physician Assistant Studies

Drury University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Physician Assistant Program Director. Drury University’s College of Graduate Studies seeks a dynamic and visionary leader who can foster innovation, promote collaboration, and drive continuous improvement in program quality and outcomes. The Director is responsible for overseeing and leading all aspects of the PA program, ensuring its academic excellence, compliance with accreditation standards, and alignment with institutional goals. This is a full-time position with one clinic day per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Oversee academic programming to ensure it is current, relevant, and meets accreditation standards.
  • Maintain compliance with ARC-PA standards and ensure ongoing compliance with accreditation bodies.
  • Direct faculty and staff recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation.
  • Oversee student recruitment, success, and support.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships with healthcare organizations, clinical sites, and professional associations.
  • Develop and manage the program budget, ensuring efficient use of resources.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s-level degree from an ARC–PA accredited program.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in PA education.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in clinical practice as a PA is preferred.
  • Current NCCPA certification and eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri.
  • Experience with the ARC–PA accreditation process.

About Drury University:

Drury University was founded in 1873 to offer an environment of strong academic discourse and intellectual achievement. Today, Drury is a small private university located in Springfield, Missouri, offering students a bold new academic experience with masters, baccalaureate and associate programs. The university breaks the mold of single majors and rigid formulas most often associated with traditional education. Drury’s ~4,000 students receive a blend of life credentials and career credentials, allowing them to pursue their intellectual passions while giving them the tools they need to be technically proficient and career-ready.

At the university’s core remains unchanging commitment to preparing students to live and work in today’s world. Diversity, service to communities, and quality academics are benchmarks of a Drury education. Through this intentional combination of study in professional and non-professional areas, students will learn to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers. They will go beyond traditional education and thinking by blending career, calling, life, community, self and service.

About the College of Graduate Studies:

The College of Graduate Studies at Drury University is recognized for master’s degrees and certificate programs that serve individuals who aspire to thrive and lead in their professions and service activities. The portfolio of offerings will provide professional credentialing for individuals across diverse employment sectors.

The College of Graduate Studies houses the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. The mission of Drury’s PA Program is to educate students to become physician assistants who are innovative leaders in the profession, practice evidence-based medicine, and are dedicated to facilitating healthy futures for the residents of southwest Missouri and beyond. The 27-month program provides student-centered, leadership-focused education in a collaborative environment using problem-based learning in combination with classroom-based teaching to emphasize early clinical experience and re-enforce critical thinking skills. Graduates of the Drury PA Program lead at every level of healthcare and beyond.

About the Community:

Springfield, MO, the state’s third-largest city, serves as a regional hub for higher education, manufacturing, and health care. Boasting nearly 100 parks and numerous bike trails, it seamlessly blends urban conveniences with small-town charm. Dubbed the “Queen City of the Ozarks,” Springfield entices visitors with its rich history, striking natural landscapes, and vibrant culinary offerings. Wander through its quaint downtown adorned with eclectic shops, tantalizing eateries, and captivating street art to soak in the city’s lively ambiance. Outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in a plethora of activities, from hiking scenic trails in nearby state parks to enjoying fishing and boating on the pristine lakes dotting the area. With a myriad of dining options, golf courses, horseback riding opportunities, wineries, aerial tours, ziplines, spas, and shopping venues, Springfield and its surrounding Ozark region promise an unforgettable experience brimming with awe-inspiring beauty. Conveniently located about 2.5 hours southeast of bustling Kansas City, MO, Springfield serves as an accessible gateway to the wonders of the Midwest.

Application and Nomination Process:

All correspondence relating to the position of Physician Assistant Program Director at Drury University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Jamie Marcus, Vice President

A complete application should include the following:

1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;

2. Updated CV;

3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by June 3, 2024 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

Tenure Track Openings

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drury University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science to begin August 2024. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Software Engineering, Computer Game Development, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching activity, evidence of a commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive classroom and work environment, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Bob Robertson at rroberts@drury.edu.

Information may also be sent to:

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Drury was founded in 1873 to offer an environment of strong academic discourse and intellectual achievement. Drury is located in Springfield, Missouri’s third largest city and regional center of higher education, manufacturing, and health care. The city features nearly 100 parks and dozens of bike trails, with many of the Ozarks most popular attractions nearby.

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.

Clinical Assistant Professor or Instructor of Biology – Exercise Physiology

Drury University is currently accepting applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology or an Instructor of Biology with expertise in exercise physiology. The position title will depend on the candidate’s terminal degree. Instructor candidates should possess a Ph.D. (ABD accepted) in biology or a related discipline within the biological sciences, while clinical candidates must have a terminal professional degree in a field of medical or rehabilitation services. Teaching experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will contribute to an established exercise physiology program within the biology department. The start date for this position is flexible, starting August 2024 or earlier. To apply, send a letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, a statement on inclusion in the classroom, and names of three references to:

Chair, Exercise Physiology Search Committee

C/O Kevin Ritter

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Complete applications may be e-mailed as a single PDF file to Kevin Ritter at kritter@drury.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Clinical Assistant Professor of PA Studies

Job Summary:

Principal faculty will report directly to the Program Director of the physician assistant program and must be team-oriented and possess excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.

Duties/Responsibilities:

· Participates in the implementation and instruction of didactic year courses.

· Serve as course director for assigned courses of the didactic year.

· Provide evaluation and remediation/reassessment efforts.

· Participates in laboratory and small group interactive sessions.

· Participates in review of program mission statement and conveying the mission and vision of the program.

· Participates in the organization, administration, continuous review, and analysis in the accreditation process of the physician assistant program for the ARC-PA. 

· Participates in evaluating the program’s curriculum and administrative processes on a continuous basis.

· Participates in the admissions process which consists of evaluation of applications, interviewing, and selection of students for incoming cohort.

· Advises student academic and professional development.

· Serves on committees such as the Student Progress Committee and Principal Faculty Committee.

· Assume any other related duties necessary to develop and maintain an effective program

· Maintain all licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility.

Minimum Requirements

· Master’s degree at minimum in PA, MD or DO, pharmacology, or pathophysiology is required.

· Current NCCPA Certification or certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board.

· Eligible for Missouri state licensure as a PA

· 3 – 5 years clinical experience (required) if PA, MD, or DO, teaching experience required if pharmacologist or pathophysiologist.

· Instructional and presentation skills.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

· Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Additional requirements include

· Excellent teaching skills or potential to develop skills

· Strong ability to organize, plan and multi-task

· Above average initiative and team skills

· Strong work ethic

· Maintains an active physician assistant license

Clinical practice time and/or scholarly activity is encouraged.

How to apply: applicants should submit via email a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and current curriculum vitae, and a list of five references. Please forward all information to kflach@drury.edu.

For information about the PA program, please visit our website at https://www.drury.edu/graduate/master-of-science-in-physician-assistant-studies/.

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.

Non-Tenure Track Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor - Finance

The Breech School of Business at Drury University is offering a unique opportunity for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance position, commencing in August 2024. This role will allow the successful candidate to contribute to an innovative business education program within a vibrant university community, fostering their professional growth and development.

The Breech School of Business, an AACSB accredited institution, is committed to developing ethical leaders who thrive in a diverse and dynamic business environment. Our faculty, in a supportive and collaborative environment, actively pursue continuous curricular and programmatic improvement, making Drury University an ideal place for your academic journey.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or DBA in finance or a closely related discipline. Doctoral candidates (ABD candidates) will be considered if they are scheduled to defend their dissertation during the year of employment. Candidates with relevant professional experience and/or industry certifications 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.

Applications will be reviewed starting May 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Visiting Assistant Professor (or Instructor) - Management

The Breech School of Business at Drury University invites applicants for a full-time position beginning August 2024. This position requires teaching a 4-3 schedule of management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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. Candidates with other appropriate credentials will be considered.
  • Commitment to quality teaching and a proven record of teaching excellence.
  • Collaborative skills evidenced by strong working relationships and project skills.
  • Record of, or potential for, peer-reviewed publications and faculty qualifications consistent with AACSB Standards.

Preference will be given to candidates who have scholarship and teaching interests in some combination of the following areas: strategic management, organizational behavior, healthcare management, project management, and entrepreneurship 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: “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.

Ms. Tonya Bolin

tbolin@drury.edu

Management Search Committee

Breech School of Business

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, Missouri 65802

Drury University (www.drury.edu) is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

Instructor - Business

The Breech School of Business Administration at Drury University invites applicants for a full- time position beginning August 2024. This position requires teaching business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All Faculty carry a teaching load of seven or eight courses per academic year, depending on faculty’s AACSB classification.

Candidates who can teach various courses across the business program and are invested in developing dynamic curricula are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have scholarship and teaching interests in some combination of the following areas will receive additional consideration: leadership, strategic management, organizational behavior, human resource management, supply chain management, consumer behavior, marketing research, product management, and/or professional sales 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: “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

Position Requirements:

Teaching

Faculty should demonstrate exemplary teaching in their discipline. Teaching includes content delivery, student mentoring, and assessment of student learning. All Faculty carry a teaching load of seven courses per academic year. Additionally, Faculty are responsible for:

  • Demonstrating awareness of and responding to the diverse needs of all students
  • Displaying a thorough knowledge of both the curriculum and the subject matter
  • Facilitating instructional materials and providing guidance and feedback to all students
  • Addressing plagiarism concerns according to university policy
  • Collaborating with student-facing institutional personnel to enhance the student experience

Service

Service responsibilities are expected of all full-time faculty.

  • Contribute to university-wide and college committees
  • Collaborate with college or university teams to develop and implement new initiatives
  • Assist with program review (gathering data, writing reports, creating action plans for enhancement)

Provide support for accreditation and licensure efforts to ensure courses meet career and discipline goals

Professional Development and Scholarship

Faculty are expected to engage in development activities related to the university’s primary focus as a teaching institution, which may include discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching, and participate in external discipline specific conferences and professional communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MBA or master’s degree, in a related field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Evidence of education and experience necessary to indicate that they are competent to teach a given course
  • Commitment to quality teaching and a proven record of teaching excellence
  • Collaborative skills evidenced by strong working relationships and project skills
  • Minimum 2 years industry experience in related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree, in a related field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Record of, or potential for, peer-reviewed publications and faculty qualifications consistent with AACSB Standards
  • Experience with Canvas LMS preferred

Additional job requirements may be expected based on the candidate’s AACSB classification.

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.

Ms. Tonya Bolin tbolin@drury.edu

Management Search Committee Breech School of Business Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65802

Drury University (www.drury.edu) is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing campus diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

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