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Current Openings


Listed below are summaries of the responsibilities of positions available at Gardner-Webb University. These are summaries only and are not job descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, positions are open until filled. To find out more about the vacancies, please contact either Scott White, Director of Human Resources, or Frances Sizemore, Associate Director of Human Resources.

 

Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, sex, national origin, veteran status, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

 

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and whole heartedly support Christian values.

 

Faculty Positions 

 

Assistant or Associate Professor in General Business

 

Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business invites applications for a non-tenure track nine months faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in General Business with concentration in Health Care Management, Managed Care or related field. We value quality teaching and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach off-campus and in an on-line environment. Other responsibilities may include arranging and supervising undergraduate students in health care practicums and assistance in coordinating scheduling and advising health care majors.

 

The Successful candidate will:

 

  • Teach in the undergraduate and graduate business programs
  • Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth
  • Advise students through realistic and thorough guidance in health care practicums
  • Assist in coordinating, scheduling and advising health care majors.
  • Participate in development and assessment of programs curricula
  • Contribute to the on-going accreditation processes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University, and performing other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.

 

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • At least a DBA, DHA or Ph.D. degree in an area of or related to Health Care Management, Managed Care or related field. ABD with defense date will be considered.
  • Willing to teach off-campus and in an online environment
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Record of commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred.

 

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The Godbold School of Business is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) worldwide.

 

The University desires to fill the position by August 1, 2015. Salary is negotiable, depending upon credentials and experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to: Dr. Anthony Negbenebor, Dean, Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University, Box 7272, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions welcome: anegbenebor@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Coordinator, Goldbold School of Business Brinkley Financial Wealth and Trust Management Degree Program

 

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a Coordinator for its Godbold School of Business Brinkley Financial Wealth and Trust Management Degree Program (WTMDP). This Master’s degree program is strategically located at the Charlotte center and the undergraduate program has been proposed for the main campus at Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The Coordinator will oversee the program - including off campus marketing and promotion of the program, and have advising responsibility for the students enrolled. The Coordinator will function as a faculty member to the Godbold School of Business. He or she will report to the Director of the Godbold School of Business Graduate Studies.

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • Provide general oversight to the program, including review of the curriculum and a new undergraduate curriculum development
  • The Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Enrollment Management staff for program recruitment.
  • Work with the Director of Graduate Studies to maintain the CFP certification for the program
  • Serve as primary academic advisor and mentor to students enrolled in the program
  • Oversee the program’s recruitment plan and collaborate with the program’s recruiter
  • Teach at the graduate or undergraduate level, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and areas of expertise
  • Plan and implement an integral internship program, including contact with bankers and the financial industry that will host internships
  • Serve as internship coordinator for students in the program

 

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

 

  • At least an MBA or master’s degree in an area of or related to Wealth and Trust Management or Banking and Finance
  • Must have at least one of the following certifications – CFP or CFA or willing to obtain one of the certifications upon accepting the position
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Record of commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred.

 

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The Godbold School of Business is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) worldwide.

 

The University desires to fill the position by August 1, 2015. Salary is negotiable, depending upon credentials and experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to: Dr. Anthony Negbenebor, Dean, Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University, Box 7272, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions welcome: anegbenebor@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Instructor or Assistant Professor in Business

 

Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business invites applications for a non-tenure track nine months faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in General Business with concentration in Operations Management or Strategy. We value quality teaching and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach off-campus and in an on-line environment.

 

The Successful candidate will:

 

  • Teach in the undergraduate and graduate business programs
  • Demonstrate continuing professional and educational growth
  • Advise students through realistic and thorough guidance
  • Assist and support all the programs in the Godbold School of Business
  • Participate in development and assessment of programs curricula
  • Contribute to the on-going accreditation processes
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the University, and performing other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.

 

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

 

  • At least an MBA with emphasis in one of the following concentrations, Operations Management and or Strategy. Experience in the chosen field is a plus. Doctorate preferred.
  • Willing to teach off-campus and in an online environment
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Record of commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred.

 

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The Godbold School of Business is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) worldwide.

 

The University desires to fill the position by August 1, 2015. Salary is negotiable, depending upon credentials and experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to: Dr. Anthony Negbenebor, Dean, Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University, Box 7272, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions welcome: anegbenebor@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training/Clinical Education Coordinator

 

The School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor Athletic Training/ Clinical Education Coordinator faculty position for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.

 

Responsibilities:

A successful candidate for this position with serve both as Clinical Education Coordinator and a member of the University faculty. Responsibilities for these roles are listed below:

 

Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching courses in the Professional Athletic Training Program as well as service to the SPRHS and University.

 

Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) Works under the supervision the Athletic Training Program Director and is responsible for coordinating the daily and projection of clinical education and all associated paperwork. The CEC, in coordination with the Program Director, is expected to maintain CAATE accreditation professional program standards for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. The CEC will ensure that all aspects of Clinical Education are in compliance with the standards. Specific duties include: 1) Conducting the Preceptor Workshop for all Athletic Training Department Faculty/Staff members and relevant clinical experience Supervisors; 2) Responsible for communications and maintaining yearly contracts between all Affiliate Clinical Sites and the Athletic Training Program; 3) Responsible for assignment of clinical experiences for athletic training students; 4) Responsible for collecting evaluations of clinical sites, affiliate sites, field experience supervisors and athletic training students; 5) Responsible for collecting clinical site documents. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Masters’ degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with three years of experience
  • Understanding of CAATE standards
  • Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience
  • Experience serving as a clinical preceptor

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Three years of experience as a clinical education coordinator
  • Experience with curricular design, assessment, and outcome measures

 

Please submit the following documents as your official application to search Chair Dr. Heather Hudson via email hhudson@gardner-webb.edu or P.O. Box 7216, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Proof of licensure/certification
  • An official transcript of the highest degree conferred
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

 

Salary:

Competitive, commensurate with experience.

 

Application:

Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received after May 8, 2015 cannot be ensured consideration.

 

Assistant Professor of Education

 

Gardner-Webb University seeks an Assistant Professor of Education for a position in the School of Education, beginning August 2015. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D./Ed.D. (ABDs considered) in a related area with a strong background in curricular and instructional design, implementation and assessment at the elementary level, and the use of innovative educational technologies to enhance student learning. It is also desired that the candidate have an elementary math education background. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the elementary school level with preferred math experience and expertise. Administrative experience is desired in order to contribute to the preparation of Principals and Superintendents. Prior experience with supervising field experiences and with teaching instructional technology is also desired. The successful candidate will be dedicated to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and as a scholar-practitioner, will demonstrate deep understanding of young children, the ability to develop innovative strategies for helping undergraduate and graduate elementary-level teacher candidates excel in their careers, and a solid understanding of educational technology and its application to a variety of settings. The successful candidate needs also to understand or be willing to learn teacher accreditation standards of both CAEP and the State of North Carolina. Duties include teaching elementary-level foundations, curriculum, methods, literacy education, math education, differentiated instruction and other courses related to elementary-level education; mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students; and serving in the university community in a number of collaborative ways.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Doug Eury, Dean, School of Education, Gardner-Webb University, P.O. Box 7226, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017 or email aeury@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Director of Transformational Partnerships

 

Gardner-Webb University seeks one Director of Transformational Partnerships and Instructor or Assistant Professor for a position in the School of Education, beginning fall term, 2015.

 

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education (SOE) is committed to its vision and mission to become the highest performing educational preparation program possible. Responding to current accreditation standards that stress partnerships with local school systems, the School of Education purposes a full time position that will work to enhance partnerships with local systems already in place as well as establish relationships with entities not currently working with the University. Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Education, the Director of Transformational Partnerships will create conditions to expand the principles of collaboration leading to adequate opportunities for growth and development of individuals entering the teaching profession and/or leadership positions in school environments. The Director will design and deliver innovative, flexible structures and services that are responsive to school-site needs and SOE needs in order to drive dramatic, transformational improvement in student achievement at the local levels.

 

Reporting directly to the Dean, the Director of Transformational partnerships will be tasked with enhancing the School of Education’s recognition and contributions as well as developing its overall strategic direction and organizational culture. Furthermore, the Director of Transformational Partnerships will be responsible for increasing the capacity of the SOE to serve schools and school districts it serves, resulting in an increase in student achievement, a positive climate for student success, effective engagement of parents and community, and the development of a high performing faculty and leadership team reflective of the knowledge, skills and dispositions promoted by the SOE.

 

Job Description: Reports to the Dean of the School of Education

 

  • Create a mission, vision, and set of measurable objectives for the SOE related to partnerships;
  • Build and manage a relationship with local school units, creating a culture of excellence and commitment to the schools and the SOE mission;
  • Promote transformation efforts within the SOE;
  • Build system-wide capacity to support dramatic transformation efforts, particularly in targeted schools;
  • Secure, when requested, subject matter expertise in the areas of school and district-wide curriculum development, professional development, assessment tools, and teaching and learning;
  • Support any current performance monitoring systems, including data collection tools and processes through which data will be analyzed and disseminated with support from and collaboration with the SOE assessment coordinator;
  • Support the monitoring of candidate progress in response to preparation standards;
  • Recruit and vet potential supporting partners which might include public and private entities;
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with local education leaders, state officials, political leaders, community stakeholders, and external partners;
  • Act as a public champion for Gardner-Webb’s partnership efforts; and
  • Prepare written reports, presentation documents, and educational tools and resources as identified while working with school systems;

 

Minimum Position Requirements:

 

  • Masters’ degree, advanced degree preferred;
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal;
  • Exceptional time management and project management skills, including the ability to develop, manage, and modify complex work plans;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated success navigating complex environments while building and maintaining relationships;
  • Experience with management and/or working with several external partners;
  • Experience with grant writing and grant management preferred;
  • Strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to select, develop, and/or implement useful resources to drive improved educational outcomes;
  • Understanding of local and federal policies pertaining to turnaround and the ability to ramp up on new material extremely quickly;
  • Professional maturity with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities, while consistently demonstrating sound judgment and disciplined thinking;
  • Ability to balance and deliver on both strategic and tactical work; and
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in the job responsibilities listed above that have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent background and professional credentials) and/or a degree in education.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Doug Eury, Dean, School of Education, Gardner-Webb University, P.O. Box 7226, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017. Electronic applications may be sent to aeury@gardner-webb.edu

 

Salary and Benefits:

 

Depending on qualifications and experience, salary and benefits are negotiable.

 

Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month non-tenure-track position for an Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin August, 2015.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Planning, coordinating and administering campus laboratory experiences for students to support all nursing programs
  • Utilizing the computer to maintain inventories of supplies, and utilizing software applications and programming simulations
  • Collaborating with faculty to assure safe, effective simulation and laboratory activities.
  • Teaching and managing assigned courses
  • Collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the HSON and the University
  • Identification of the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs and the Dean to insure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operation.
  • Student advisement
  • Providing service to the University, HSON, and community.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN) and offers ADN and BSN prelicensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management Leadership. Responsibilities will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs.

 

Education Requirements:

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with one degree in nursing.

 

Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is required. Applicants without this preparation must complete the required coursework within 3 years from time of employment.

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

  • Possesses a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina
  • Minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Meets criteria for employment of the University for teaching faculty
  • Maintains teaching expertise based on clinical competence, computer skills and current classroom modalities

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with simulation
  • College level teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Sharon Starr, PhD, RN, P.O. Box 7309, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Principal Faculty-Physician Assistant Studies Program

 

Mission Statement: Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

 

Position Summary: This is a university faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. As this faculty member’s duties are primarily instructional, this individual is involved in generating and delivering classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he or she is qualified. The incumbent who serves in this position will work closely with the Director of Didactic Education to review, revise, and create lecture materials. He/she will also work with the Director of Clinical Education to develop, monitor, and sustain supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Design, review, and/or modify as appropriate existing curricula to correspond with established or new course and program outcomes and implement curricula in harmony with the educational approach of the GWU PA program through active course direction.
  • Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned.
  • Mentor, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise and interest.
  • Oversee classroom activity, assessment, and evaluation of instruction for didactic and clinical year students
  • Help identify clinical sites, secure affiliation agreements, and perform site visits and evaluate students during their clinical year
  • Educate preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations.
  • Participate in admissions processes by scoring qualifying applications, interviewing candidates, and rendering selection decisions.
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities.
  • Participate as a member of program-level committees.
  • Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on University-level committees.
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The incumbent should have the requirements listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A Master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certification, and eligible for license to practice in North Carolina.
  • Two years of clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, preceptors, clinical site staff, and organizational administrators.
  • Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated with refined organizational skills.

 

The successful candidate will work with a team of 6 Physician Assistants and Physicians in a program that will matriculate its second class in January 2015. GWU is located 50 miles west of Charlotte, NC in the Piedmont area of Western North Carolina. Asheville, NC with hiking and a wealth of outdoor activities is 65 miles north. The GWU main campus of 200 acres is located in Boiling Springs, NC.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send via email a cover letter providing a narrative of your qualifications and goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

 

Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA
Gardner-Webb University, PA Studies
Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
lmherman@gardner-webb.edu

  

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month position, tenure or non-tenure track, for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (SON) to begin August, 2015.


Responsibilities include teaching and managing assigned courses, collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the Program and the University, identification of the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs, Director and the Dean to insure efficiency in Program, SON and University operation. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, SON, and community.


The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and offers ADN and BSN pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management/ Leadership. Responsibilities will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs and may include teaching during the summer semester.


Required Credentials:

  • Terminal degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or
  • Terminal degree in education with a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Will consider candidates in progress of obtaining terminal degree

Preferred Credentials:

  • Doctorate in Nursing 

Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is preferred. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within 3 years from time of employment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possesses a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina.
  • Has a minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse.
  • College level teaching experience is preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process preferred 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Anna S. Hamrick, DNP, FNP-C, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Hunt School of Nursing, P.O. Box 7309, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to ashamrick@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

 

Gardner-Webb University seeks qualified candidates for a position as Assistant Professor of American Sign Language. GWU offers a Major in ASL with a minor in Interpreting. Applicants should have an earned graduate degree, superior or superior plus on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview, American Sign Language Teacher Association certification and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and public outreach. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in a related field and training as a SLPI evaluator.

 

Gardner-Webb University currently offers a four year degree in American Sign Language with a minor in interpreting. Our goal is to prepare students to interpret in the community, to teach ASL, and to have the language skills and cultural sensitivity necessary to work with deaf people in a variety of settings. Many of our students go on to complete graduate degrees in Deaf Education, Counseling, and Social Work.

 

The University desires to fill the position no later than August 1, 2015. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of a similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Bernhard Martin, P.O. Box 7266, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. E-mail: bmartin13@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, private institution with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts, located in Boiling Springs, NC (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional fields to approximately 4000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

 

Instructor of Theatre

 

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Theatre Arts.  Primary responsibilities include scenery design for departmental productions, coordinating all technical elements of productions, and teaching courses in design, stagecraft, lighting and related areas.  Expertise in costuming is a plus. Additional duties may include teaching other courses, such as theatre survey, recruitment, advising students, and serving on faculty committees.  Appropriate master’s degree required; terminal degree preferred. Rank is negotiable, depending upon degrees and experience.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for four references, and three letters of recommendation. Selected photos of designs will be helpful.  Additional materials will be requested as needed.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send materials to James Thomas, Dean, School of Performing and Visual Arts, via email:  jwthomas@gardner-webb.edu.

 

 

Staff Positions

 

Assistant Director for Communications Outcomes and Research

 

Division: Enrollment Management and Marketing

Department: University Communications and Marketing

Classification: Exempt

 

Job Summary: Reporting to the associate vice president of communications and marketing, the Assistant Director for Communications Outcomes and Research is responsible for documenting and promoting the successes of GWU’s students, graduates, faculty, programs, and departments. Specifically, this position will:

 

  • Create an up-to-date database of student and alumni achievements, awards, accolades, special projects, and recognitions.
  • Include faculty and staff achievements to complement student success.
  • Compile a database of all university-wide honors and recognitions for public relations and marketing efforts.
  • Aggressively and consistently promote these achievements to external audiences across a variety of media platforms under the guidance of the University Communications and Marketing Office.
  • Provide information to support other offices including:
    • Admissions & recruitment (undergrad, graduate & degree completion)
    • Institutional planning and effectiveness
    • Advancement
    • SACS and program-specific accreditation
    • Grant writing
    • Alumni Relations
    • University and Media Relations

 

The Assistant Director for Communications Outcomes and Research will ensure that public relations and marketing materials are grounded in brand strategy while respecting quality, cost, planning, and timing. This position will also support strategies for developing student target market segments, brand awareness, and foundational appeal for the University overall.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Regularly interface with students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn of individual and group success stories.
  • Develop and keep an updated repository of information to use in promoting the Gardner-Webb brand pillars through news stories, web content, printed material and other media venues.
  • Provide front-line writing and content in partnership with other department staff for use in advertising, public relations and communications projects.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on marketing budgets and media buys for all university marketing efforts.
  • Must be able to coordinate and facilitate the use of public relations and marketing strategies across the University portals with a variety of on-campus clients ensuring that all clients are connected to the brand mission and strategies of other university clients (to reduce redundancy).
  • Provide flexible, professional support for other divisional priorities as needed.
  • Must be versatile and able to adapt marketing strategies to address changes in needs or markets.

 

Necessary Skills and Efficiencies:

 

Requires a bachelor's degree in communications or marketing and a minimum of two years of experience in the field. Related experience in a non-profit or for-profit industry will be considered in place of higher education experience.

 

Understanding of public relations and marketing Christian higher education is preferred, but not required.

 

Understanding of higher education public relations and marketing is preferred, but not required.

 

Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and list of references to Noel T. Manning II by email to: ntmanning@gardner-webb.edu.

 

or by mail to:

Noel T. Manning II

Chief Communications Officer

Gardner-Webb University

PO Box 7315

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

 

  • Writing samples or portfolio materials are preferred but not required
  • Considerations for applicants will begin July 15, 2015
  • Please indicate how you found out about the job opening

 

Financial Planning Office Assistant

 

The Financial Planning Office at Gardner-Webb University is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Financial Planning Office Assistant. The candidate must possess an energetic personality, along with the ability to function in a fast-paced, professional environment. This individual will be the first point of contact for the Financial Planning Office. This individual should possess excellent communication skills to address questions in person, over the telephone as well as responding to e-mails. This position requires a person that genuinely enjoys interaction with people and can collaborate with other individuals and/or departments.

 

Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., occasional weekend work expected during campus wide events.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Summer Nance, Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning at snance@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Clinical Site Specialist

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12-month, full-time staff position for a College of Health Sciences Clinical Site Specialist.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of Clinical Placement
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with high quality clinical preceptors
  • Cultivate relationships with Medical Staff Services, Facility Clinical Education Coordinators and identify prospective preceptors
  • Increase visibility of the GWU College of Health Sciences
  • Serve as a liaison between the University and clinical facilities
  • Stay abreast of current needs, analyze market trends and anticipate needs for additional providers
  • Build University and Clinical partnerships that that are mutually beneficial as well as exploring potential funding opportunities
  • Negotiate clinical placements
  • Initiation and Management of affiliation agreement
  • Stay Abreast of State Authorization Issues
  • Maintain accurate database and central repository for all College of Health Sciences Clinical Affiliation Agreements
  • Maintain Up to date records of preceptors and clinical sites being used by students
  • Provide Ongoing Verification of preceptors credentials and expertise
  • Maintain Student Clinical Passports
  • Coordinate Student Housing Resources for Clinical Sites
  • Clinical Orientation
  • Serve as Point of Contact for conflict resolution for clinical sites
  • Organize Community Service/Outreach
  • Other Duties as necessary

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree

 

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s degree in health related area

 

Required Qualification:

  • Computer competence and experience with database management
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills Effectively work as a member of a team

 

The Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences is composed of the Physician Assistant Studies Program, the School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences and the Hunt School of Nursing.

 

The Physician Assistant Program offers a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. The Physician Assistant Studies Program has obtained provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

 

The School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Exercise Science program offers two concentrations: pre-professional and health fitness.

 

The Hunt School of Nursing offers ADN and BSN prelicensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management Leadership.The Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN).

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume/vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sharon Starr, Dean Hunt School of Nursing, Gardner-Webb University, PO Box 7309, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Simulation Coordinator

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12-month, full-time staff position for a College of Health Sciences Simulation Coordinator.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating, participating, and scheduling of simulation experiences for all programs within the College of Health Sciences
  • Maintaining simulation equipment and resources for all programs within the College of Health Sciences
  • Managing simulation and digital audio/visual equipment and software
  • Training and mentoring College of Health Sciences faculty in simulation technology
  • Collaborating with College of Health Sciences faculty in development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of simulation activities and course outcomes
  • Participating in technology training and remaining proficient in simulation technology

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in health related area

 

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree in health related field

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with simulation activities
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills
  • High level of interactivity with technology and proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Able to lift and position simulation equipment up to 50 pounds, and maneuver in spaces that may be difficult to access, for example over cords and other obstructions

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating simulation activities
  • Experience with standardized patients and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)

 

The Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences is composed of the Physician Assistant Studies Program, the School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences and the Hunt School of Nursing. Current simulation capabilities include multiple simulation rooms, exam rooms, open labs, patient simulators, and audiovisual and center management system.

 

The Physician Assistant Program offers a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.The Physician Assistant Studies Program has obtained provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

 

The School of Preventive and Rehabilitative Health Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Exercise Science program offers two concentrations: pre-professional and health fitness.

 

The Hunt School of Nursing offers ADN and BSN prelicensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management Leadership. The Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN).

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sharon Starr, Dean, Hunt School of Nursing, Gardner-Webb University, PO Box 7309, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Secretary, Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education

 

The Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education is seeking a part-time Secretary (20-hours weekly). The secretary is responsible for assisting the department chair in managing departmental matters. The secretary must be a person of initiative who can perform a wide range of duties. These include maintenance of various records, coordination of copying needs, posting of course offerings, compilation of book orders, requisition of supplies and equipment, coordination of facility needs, development of department reports and publications, tracking of advisees, correspondence with students and faculty, assistance with special projects of department members (e.g.: 5-year reviews, accreditation reports, etc.), assistance with DCP staffing needs, and other duties as requested by the department chair and faculty members.

 

Qualifications include work experience (preferably as a secretary), keyboard proficiency, proper oral/written communication skills, and the ability to master a variety of software programs. The secretary must also be punctual, dependable, organized, and supportive of the department’s mission.

 

The projected start date is mid-summer. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Interested persons should immediately send resume, including name and current contact information for three references to: Dr. Ken Baker, Department of Health, Sport, and Physical Education, P.O. Box 7257, Boiling Springs, NC, 28017; or (preferably) to kbaker@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Senior Web Developer

 

The Web Developer is a member of the Creative Services team who supports the strategic initiatives of Gardner-Webb University by developing and updating the GWU website. He/She works collaboratively with the IT and marketing departments, along with graphic designers, content strategists, and content contributors. This position requires synthesis between design and development, primarily with a communications and marketing-related focus.  Essential responsibilities/duties will include creating and updating web pages within a template-based content management system, working with University faculty and staff to maintain their program/department pages, and working with HTML/CSS to create new/modify existing templates to provide a more diverse look and feel to the present site and meet the University’s communications and marketing needs.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary.  Some weekend/evening work required.

 

Familiarity with a CMS, proficiency in HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/PHP/MySQL, experience with design/coding principles, knowledge of responsive design techniques and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite are required.  Candidates should be able to effectively communicate and work in teams and should have an interest in and ability to research web technologies on a continual basis. Experience working with web servers such as Tomcat or Apache HTTPD is preferred but not required.

 

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and possess three to five years related experience and/or training. Work in a nonprofit or education environment is preferred but not required.  

 

Applicants should submit a resume, portfolio/work samples, and cover letter to Heather Bridges, Director of Creative Services, at hbridges@gardner-webb.edu.

  

Web Developer

 

The Web Developer is a member of the Creative Services team who supports the strategic initiatives of Gardner-Webb University by developing and updating the GWU website. He/She works collaboratively with the IT and marketing departments, along with graphic designers, content strategists, and content contributors. This position requires synthesis between design and development, primarily with a communications and marketing-related focus.  Essential responsibilities/duties will include creating and updating web pages within a template-based content management system, working with University faculty and staff to maintain their program/department pages, and working with HTML/CSS to create new/modify existing templates to provide a more diverse look and feel to the present site and meet the University’s communications and marketing needs.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary.  Some weekend/evening work required.

 

Familiarity with a CMS, proficiency in HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/PHP/MySQL, experience with design/coding principles, knowledge of responsive design techniques and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite are required.  Candidates should be able to effectively communicate and work in teams and should have an interest in and ability to research web technologies on a continual basis. Experience working with web servers such as Tomcat or Apache HTTPD is preferred but not required.

 

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and possess one to three years related experience and/or training. Work in a nonprofit or education environment is preferred but not required.  

 

Applicants should submit a resume, portfolio/work samples, and cover letter to Heather Bridges, Director of Creative Services, at hbridges@gardner-webb.edu.

 

 

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 4,000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.