Dean of the Breech School of Business Administration
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
• Desire to lead and teach in a liberal arts and sciences
• 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
• Commitment to develop programs that demonstrate the value of
business thinking to students and majors beyond the Breech
More information about Drury University and the Dean of Business
Administration search, including a profile with position
responsibilities and desired qualifications, is available at:
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