Drury University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Breech School of Business Administration. Founded in 1873, Drury University is a progressive institution committed to transforming student lives through personalized innovative academic programs, holistic advising and mentoring, and intentional extracurricular experiences. Drury has been recognized regularly in national publications for its quality and high value. The university’s rigorous academic environment, complimented by faculty and staff mentoring, makes it the private university of choice in the Midwest for ambitious students seeking a liberal arts education integrated with professional programs. Drury University is distinguished by an innovative general education curriculum that prepares students through a blend of life and career credentials, allowing them to pursue their intellectual passions while giving them the tools they need to be technically proficient and career-ready. This intentional combination of study in the liberal arts and professional areas teaches students to be flexible, innovative, and creative problem solvers.
The Breech School of Business Administration develops ethical leaders who thrive in diverse and dynamic business environments. As the world changes, so does the environment of business. All the more often, the field of business is merged with others, such as technology, design, and science, and Drury’s students are uniquely prepared for interdisciplinary careers. This new landscape provides an exciting opportunity for students to combine their passions into fulfilling careers. The Breech School offers the following majors: Accounting, Cyber-risk Management, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing, as well as a Master of Business Administration. The Breech School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Through the years, the Breech School has continued to maintain its foundation in the liberal arts, while strengthening its commitment to excellence in business education. The strength of the Breech School has always been the dedication of faculty and staff to student education. In August 2022, the Breech School will move into the C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Enterprise Center. The O’Reilly Enterprise Center will contain high-tech collaborative spaces and labs along with a trading floor and will serve as a lynchpin for Drury’s unique interdisciplinary curriculum.
Reporting to the university Provost, the Dean of the Breech School has administrative responsibility for the school’s faculty, staff, students, and programs. The Dean provides innovative vision and leadership for the Breech School.
The next Dean will need the following minimum qualifications:
- A terminal degree in economics, business or business-related field.
- Desire to lead and teach in a liberal arts and sciences university.
- Evidence of scholarly activity and teaching experience to earn appointment at the associate professor or professor level.
- Experience in budgetary management.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.
- Commitment to develop programs that demonstrate the value of business thinking to students and majors beyond the Breech School.
More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of duties and responsibilities, is available through the profile link above.
How to Apply
Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a CV and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to: DruryBreechDean@academicsearch.org.
The position is open until filled but only applications received by Friday, April 1, 2022, can be assured full consideration. The university is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org and Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org.
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.