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 coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. The university offers 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.

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Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Business specifically in the fields of production and operation management, economics, wealth management and/or marketing. 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 on-campus, off-campus and in an on-line environment.

Other responsibilities may include arranging and supervising undergraduate students in business internships and assistance in coordinating scheduling and advising business 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
  • Provide academic and professional advising to business majors
  • 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

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • PhD in business or related field or DBA; ABD will be considered
  • Research and/or consulting in a business discipline
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • 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 July 30, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to Prof. Mischia Taylor, Dean, Godbold School of Business. Please email all documents to gsb@gardner-webb.edu. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Program Coordinator, Master of Executive Leadership Studies – (11 Month Contract)

About the Position:
Gardner-Webb University School of Education seeks applications and nominations for an experienced leader to serve as an Associate/Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Executive Leadership Studies (MELS) and other K-12 principal preparation programs. Currently the program serves 300+ candidates in graduate programs leading to the Master’s Degree and/or licensure in school administration at the school building level. Courses are delivered in face-to-face, blended and online formats.

About the School of Education:
The School of Education, comprised of sixteen academically well-credentialed and experienced educators and 35+ adjunct instructors, offers multiple degrees to over 800 students at the bachelor’s and master’s and doctoral levels. Bachelor’s degrees lead to teacher licensure at the elementary, middle and secondary levels as well as in multiple subject areas. Additional programs currently being implemented include Birth – Kindergarten, a minor in Exceptional Children and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Masters Degrees include concentrations in Instructional Technology, Teacher Leadership and Educational Leadership. Educational Specialists Degrees lead to licensure at the superintendent level. Doctor of Education Degrees are offered with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Organizational Leadership. Multiple sites across North Carolina are used for delivery of cohort designed graduate courses. The school embraces a liberal arts general education for its undergraduate programs and values the integration of theory and practical experience at every level of professional education.

The School also engages the Christian mission of the University through a vision of service to community and the world in the context of Christian ethics.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Program Coordinator for MELS reports to the Dean of the School of Education and works collaboratively with other coordinators and faculty.

The Coordinator of the MELS Program will exercise leadership by:

  • Managing a highly qualified MELS faculty and encouraging faculty development
  • Coordinating a system of clinical experiences, evidence creation and artifact evaluations that meet state requirements for licensing program completers at the principal level
  • Guiding the program faculty in curriculum development
  • Recruiting, recommending, assigning, and supervising a large cadre of adjunct instructors
  • Engaging in assessment and accreditation efforts to ensure the school is appropriately credentialed
  • Evaluating program adjunct faculty
  • Directing on-going professional development for program faculty
  • Communicating effectively with faculty to ensure program objectives are accomplished
  • Coordinating program deployment and improvement with department leadership
  • Assisting with candidate recruitment
  • Supervising the MELS programs to ensure quality of student outcomes
  • Advancing the School’s network of external relationships in the region

Other duties include:

  • Teaching in graduate and/or undergraduate programs within the School as assigned
  • Evaluating student portfolios
  • Service as a clinical supervisor
  • Serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees
  • Serving on University assigned committees and councils

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership skills in higher education and/or K-12 schools
  • Experience as a K-12 Principal
  • Outstanding communication abilities
  • Experience in higher education, including teaching
  • An appropriate record of scholarship
  • Support for online education and the rapidly evolving world of new educational technologies

Basic expectations include:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field, doctorate preferred
  • Personal commitment to the Christian faith
  • Collegiality, integrity, good will and a sense of humor
  • Commitment to student learning, particularly leadership preparation

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:

Bruce W. Boyles, Ed.D, Interim
Gardner-Webb University School of Education
P.O. Box 7303
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to bboyles@gardner-webb.edu.

The School of Education continues to be nationally accredited in good standing with NCATE, which merged with TEAC to become the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) in 2013. Gardner-Webb looks forward to maintaining our national accreditation status following our first CAEP accreditation review, scheduled for April 2019..

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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education position in the School of Psychology and Counseling, beginning August 2018. Primary responsibilities will include teaching graduate courses and providing clinical supervision to internship students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program on the Boiling Springs Campus and the Charlotte Center.

Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP institution is preferred (candidates nearing degree completion will be considered). Professional work experience as a counselor is required, and applicants should be eligible for licensure in North Carolina. Training in and experience in marriage and family therapy is preferred. Prior teaching experience is preferred as is experience with CACREP accreditation standards.

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. Sharon Webb, Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, School of Psychology and Counseling, PO Box 7318, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Email: swebb@gardner-webb.edu.

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Faculty Member - Hunt School of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University announces the opening for a 9-month position, non-tenure track, for an Instructor or an Assistant Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin as soon as possible.

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 ensure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operation. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, HSON, 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, BSN and ABSN pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Graduate programs that are offered include the Master’s with concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner and a DNP with a leadership focus. Responsibilities will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs and may include teaching during the summer semester.

Required Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Credentials:

  • Terminal degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or
  • Terminal degree with concentration in education, administration or leadership with a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Will consider candidates in process of obtaining a terminal degree

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 three 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.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Tracy Arnold, DNP, RN
Chair of the Faculty Search Committee
Gardner-Webb University
Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to tarnold@gardner-webb.edu

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Instructor in Athletic Training

The Department of Athletic Training at Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for a one year appointment as an Instructor in Athletic Training for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.
 
Responsibilities:

A successful candidate for this position will serve as a fulltime member of the University faculty. Responsibilities for these roles are listed below:

Under the supervision of the Athletic Training Department Chair and Program Director, Instructor will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in the Professional Athletic Training Program as well as providing service to the Athletic Training Department and the University. Other duties may be assigned as needed.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with two years of experience
  • Understanding of CAATE standards


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience
  • Experience serving as a clinical preceptor
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with three or more years of experience


Please submit the following documents as your official application to search Chair, Professor Sarah Rabe srabe@gardner-webb.edu or P.O. Box 7218, Boiling Springs, NC 28017:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Proof of licensure/certification
  • Official academic transcripts
  • 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.

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Instructors - Hunt School of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing two nine-month non-tenure track positions, for Instructors in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin Spring semester 2018. This is a campus-based position requiring teaching in face-to-face pre-licensure courses.

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 HSON colleagues to ensure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operations. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, HSON, 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, BSN and ABSN 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. The DNP program focuses on leadership for nursing practice. Responsibilities will include primarily teaching in the pre-licensure programs and may include teaching courses from one or more of the HSON programs. Responsibilities may also include working with graduate students on theses, practicums, and DNP projects based on academic qualifications.

Required Credentials:

  • Master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Credentials:

  • Experience teaching medical-surgical nursing courses at the pre-licensure level

Required Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process
  • Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within three years from time of employment.
  • College-level teaching experience

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:

Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing
Dr. Candice Rome
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to crome@gardner-webb.edu

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Adjunct Faculty - Business Administration

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for adjunct positions in areas of Business Administration (both undergraduate and/or graduate). Applicants should have a doctoral degree or 18 graduate hours in field of study. Teaching responsibilities may include 1-2 three-hour courses per semester in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Financial Planning, Wealth and Trust Management and Management according to the applicant’s expertise. We have traditional face-to-face and online opportunities.

The University is committed to education in a liberal arts context, offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional fields, and provides an extensive degree-completion program for non-traditional students in a number of off-campus centers.

The University desires to fill the positions ongoing for upcoming academic year. Salary is based on qualification and experience and is competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, résumé, an electronic copy of transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to: Mrs. Mischia Taylor, Dean, Godbold School of Business via e-mail at gsb@gardner-webb.edu.

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Adjunct Faculty - Computer Science

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for an adjunct position in Computer Science.  Applicants should have a graduate degree with at least 18 hours in graduate-level computer science courses. Teaching responsibilities include 1 – 2 three-hour courses per semester in introductory programming courses and possibly other computer science courses, according to the applicant’s expertise.  

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.  The university is committed to education in a liberal arts context, offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional fields, and provides an extensive degree-completion program for non-traditional students in a number of off-campus centers. 

The university desires to fill the position no later than November 30, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester.  Salary is based on qualification and experience and is competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.  Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, résumé, an electronic copy of transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to: Mrs. Tammy Hoyle, Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences via e-mail at thoyle@gardner-webb.edu.

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Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology and Counseling

The School of Psychology and Counseling seeks adjunct professors to teach undergraduate psychology courses in our Traditional Undergraduate Program. Applicants need at least a master’s degree in psychology. Ph.D. preferred. Courses are seated and offered during daytime hours. If interested, please email CV and names of three references to: jmorgan@gardner-webb.edu.

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Staff Positions

Academic Admissions and Off-site Facilities Coordinator

This position serves as the primary operational liaison between the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies (GBP), the K-12 Teachers Alliance (KTA), and the School of Education (SOE) for graduate programs in the SOE and coordinates off-site facility arrangements for SOE graduate cohorts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, review, and process applicant files for KTA-recruited graduate programs in the School of Education (SOE) by (1) reviewing and managing applicant materials in AdmitGold (AG) and AppXtender and (2) maintaining and updating applicant records in AG, Banner, and AppXtender
    • Evaluate applicant files in relation to admissions standards
    • Generate decision letters for final evaluation and for Associate Provost’s consideration
    • Process acceptances/declines and initial registration in Banner and AG
  • Travel to KTA information/recruiting sessions in the fall and spring semesters
  • Facilitate the annual review and revision of Student Information Packets
  • Process SOE readmits in collaboration with KTA, Enrollment Specialist, and SOE faculty and staff
  • Batch enroll continuing SOE students each semester
  • Manage SOE admission-related holds (provisional and conditional admits)
  • Coordinate off-site facility room reservations, contracts, invoices, services, and emergency notification
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential new off-site facilities by managing the Building Utilization Form process, making site visits, and coordinating communication among KTA, SOE, and GBP
  • Facilitate the application and award process for the Graduate Education Scholarship

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Answer and direct phone calls and record messages
  • Assist with production of manuals and handbooks
  • Run reports as requested by Associate Provost and faculty
  • Update deadline calendars
  • Assist in the development and execution of the New Graduate Student Orientation Webinar
  • Participate in weekly KTA conference call
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Maintain SACSCOC approval and notification file for graduate programs
  • Other duties as assigned or evident

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of recommendation to Dr. Jeff Rogers, Associate Provost for Extended Campus Programs, at jrogers3@gardner-webb.edu.

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