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

Dean, Godbold School of Business

Gardner-Webb University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic and engaging leader who will effectively lead the Godbold School of Business as Dean.

The Godbold School of Business, comprised of twenty academically well-credentialed and experienced business educators, offers multiple degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, including the MBA, International MBA, Master of Accountancy and Master of Wealth and Trust Management. Programs are offered in both face to face and digital modes of delivery. Accredited by ACBSP, 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 commerce as service to community and world in the context of Christian ethics.

The Dean reports to the Associate Provost for Professional and Graduate Studies and works collaboratively with the President, Provost, and Vice President for Advancement.

The Dean of the Godbold School of Business will exercise leadership by

  • Leading the faculty in ongoing refinement of the School’s vision and strategic plan,
  • Managing a highly qualified faculty and encouraging faculty development,
  • Guiding the faculty in curriculum development and the identification of new programs where appropriate,
  • Advancing the School’s network of external relationships in the region and internationally,
  • Assisting the University with fund-raising efforts as needed,
  • Managing the School’s budget.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate

  • Proven leadership skills,
  • Outstanding communication abilities,
  • Experience in higher education, including teaching,
  • A record of scholarship appropriate to business education,
  • Familiarity with either ACBSP or AACSB accreditation,
  • 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 undergraduate education.

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:

Interim Dean and Chair of the Search Committee, Van Graham, Gardner-Webb University Godbold School of Business, P.O. Box 7303, Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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


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Military Science Instructor (Part-Time)

Gardner-Webb University seeks qualified applicants for a part-time position as ROTC Military Science Instructor, employed by the University, and supervised by the 49er Army ROTC Detachment Professor of Military Science, headquartered on the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  Primary duties include the following:

  • Teach, coach, mentor, and provide ROTC-specific administrative support to all first and second year Army ROTC Cadets enrolled in Military Science Courses on the university campus.
  • As the Professor of Military Science’s representative on the GWU campus, maintain the highest academic, professional, and military standards and conduct three to four two-credit hour Freshman and Sophomore-level (MS I or MS II) ROTC class sessions per academic week.
  • Maintain at least 6 hours of regularly-scheduled Office Hour time each academic week.
  • Supervise at least three Cadet-led Physical Training (PT) sessions per academic week.
  • Provide ROTC-specific logistical support to GWU Cadets, including driving GWU Cadets to and from periodic events and training exercises.
  • Provide ROTC-specific recruiting support on the GWU campus.
  • Maintain service-member physical fitness requirements.
  • Fulfillment of these duties will require approximately twenty hours per week on site.

The successful candidate will have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution and have substantial (branch-immaterial) military experience, which may include either

(1) current service in the US Army Reserves or Army National Guard, holding a minimum rank of Sergeant First-Class (SFC / E-7) or Captain (CPT / O-3), or (2) having retired or separated with an Honorable Discharge from the US Army within the last three years (having served for no less than 10 years). All applicants must submit appropriate documents and a memorandum of endorsement from the appropriate officer or Rater in their chain of command (specifics available upon request). Additional experience, not required but favorably considered, include prior assignments in ROTC, JROTC, or USAREC; teaching experience secondary level or above; secret (or above) DOD-issued security clearance; advanced degrees beyond the baccalaureate level.

Application: Send application letter, vita, transcripts and names and contact information for at least 3 references to Dr. C. Earl Leininger, Associate Provost for Arts and Sciences, P.O. Box 997, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Duties may begin as soon as the position is filled. The selected applicant will be required to submit to a background investigation, as are all University employees.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing two (2) 9-month positions, tenure or non-tenure track, for an Assistant Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin fall semester 2016.

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 insure 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 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. Responsibilities will also include working with graduate students on theses, practicums and DNP projects.

 Required 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 progress of obtaining terminal degree

 Preferred Credentials:

  • Terminal degree in Nursing
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses
  • Experience advising thesis, practicum and DNP project students

 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 3 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. Sharon Starr, Dean, Hunt School of Nursing

P.O. Box 7309

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@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, 2016.

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, responsible 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.   Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner program, offered year round, providing a variety of teaching opportunities in fall, spring, summer and online. 

 Required Credentials:

  • National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • 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
  • Family Nurse Practitioner certification

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.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure and advanced practice approval in North Carolina
  • 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:

Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing

Dr. Anna S. Hamrick, DNP, FNP-C, Chair of Faculty Search Committee

P.O. Box 7309

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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


Professor of Biology

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in Biology, with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology. Applicants should have a graduate degree in biology (doctorate preferred) with expertise in human anatomy and physiology or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  Teaching responsibilities include the following lecture courses with corresponding laboratories: Anatomy and Physiology and Human Biology. The candidate may also have opportunities to teach upper-level biology courses according to his or her expertise.

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support a Christian value system.  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 August 2016.  Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin March 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: Dr. Benjamin Brooks, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences via e-mail at naturalsciences@gardner-webb.edu.

Staff Positions

Admissions Counselor

Gardner-Webb University (GWU) seeks an energetic, entry-level recruitment professional for traditional undergraduate programs.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, undergraduate admissions counselors typically manage a recruitment territory in one or more states, and are responsible for recruiting a specific number of qualified applicants who will subsequently enroll at Gardner-Webb University.

Recruitment activities include, but are not limited to significant travel to high schools and college fairs, use of information technology and social media to build relationships with prospective students, guidance counselors, parents, alumni volunteers and other advocates of the college search process.  Counselors also assist with on-campus visit programs, and interface regularly with financial aid, athletics, student life, faculty and other campus staff to orchestrate the best possible impression of GWU for every prospective student. 

Night and weekend work, significant travel and the ability to work as a team are all characteristics of this career.  A bachelor's degree and a valid driver’s license are required.  A letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references should be sent to Gretchen Tucker, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, Gardner-Webb University, P.O. Box 817, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 or via email at gtucker1@gardner-webb.edu.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Anticipated start date is June 2016.


Major Gifts Officer

Gardner-Webb University is in search of a person to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer.  This position is responsible for securing major gifts (gifts of $25,000 and above) for Gardner-Webb University to help fund scholarships, programs, buildings, operations and the endowment.

Essential functions and duties are listed below.

  1. This is a major gift (gifts of $25,000 and above) fundraising position. A person in this position can expect to implement a comprehensive program to build relationships and generate support from alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations with respect to fundraising for Gardner-Webb University.
  2. Collaboratively work with other Development and Advancement staff or University personnel and volunteers to identify relationships, networking, linkage, giving ability, and interest of prospective donors.
  3. Complete a minimum number of prospective donor visits during established time parameters while also cultivating relationships with potential prospective donors for the purpose of developing strategies and for future solicitation.
  4. Document results of all substantive contacts with prospective donors for records, review and critique.
  5. Provide analysis and make recommendations regarding strategies to be utilized in the solicitation of funds from individuals.
  6. Ask for gifts personally, often as part of a team, or facilitate asking of donor prospects by influential individuals such as volunteers and academic leaders.
  7. Represent the Development Office and University before a variety of individuals and groups providing information concerning fund raising activities and programs.
  8. Enlist the assistance of faculty, colleagues, and University staff as required in researching of potential prospects, preparing and implementing proposals.

Interested persons should e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Steve Bessert at sbessert@gardner-webb.edu.  The position will remain open until filled. 


Event Personnel

Gardner-Webb University Event Services is seeking to hire a pool of part time employees to work in various roles during university events such as ballgames, concerts and commencement ceremonies. These employees will be paid $11 per hour with a minimum 3 hour pay guarantee for most events. Most work schedules are late afternoon and evenings and/or weekend assignments. Candidates must complete NC Crowd Management training (available at this link), be able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally, able to present themselves professionally to the public, must be able to stand for up to 4 hours with minimal breaks, able to work both indoors and outdoors and occasionally to work in poor weather conditions (sun, rain, cold). Positions will be available for crowd management, light housekeeping and event services technicians. Background check and drug testing required. To apply, submit a completed GWU application along with a Certificate of Completion of the N C Crowd Management Training (available at the link above). Email all materials to sbowling@gardner-webb.edu or apply in person at Human Resources Webb Hall, 109 West College Ave, Boiling Springs NC, Suite 103 Students, alumni, retirees and community members are encouraged to apply!


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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.