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 Professor of Political Science in International Relations

The Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University seeks a qualified individual for a tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science in International Relations beginning August 2017.

The teaching load is four courses per semester.  Teaching duties will include general education Global Understanding courses, and upper-level courses such as International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, and regional politics courses.  We welcome a broadly trained candidate whose teaching interests cover any of the following: security studies, diplomacy, American foreign policy, globalization, international law, foreign policy analysis, or theories of international politics. Comparative background in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East is welcomed.

The selected candidate will coordinate the Global Studies program, an interdisciplinary major grounded in Political Science.

We strongly value a candidate with demonstrated strengths, experience, or interest in developing students’ disciplinary engagement, professional development, and personal growth outside the classroom. Opportunities are available for those interested in working with the department’s non-curricular programs including: Model UN, the Pre-Law Society, a Pi Alpha Sigma honors society, internship development, study abroad opportunities, etc.

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.  The school is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg.  Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. 

Submit application materials via email to searchpolisci@gardner-webb.edu.  A completed profile should include a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi), and a statement of how the candidate's personal faith connects with the mission of Christian higher education. These and three letters of reference (under separate cover) should be electronically submitted via email.

Review of applicants will begin after October 15, 2016.  Applications by women and minorities are highly encouraged. 


Assistant Professor of History

The Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University seeks a qualified individual for a tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of History beginning August 2017. Areas of focus may include early modern Britain, early modern Europe, modern Britain, or modern Europe.  The Department is especially interested in candidates who would complement our existing strengths with expertise in one or more of the following: history of capitalism/business history, museum studies/public history, legal history, or history of religion.  The PhD (held by the start date) is required for a tenure track appointment. 

The teaching load is four courses per semester.  Two to three sections of Western Civilization in the General Education curriculum are required each semester.  Upper-level courses will include Nineteenth Century Europe and Twentieth Century Europe every two years.  Other upper-level offerings can be in the selected candidate’s area of expertise.

We strongly value a candidate with demonstrated strengths, experience, or interest in developing students’ disciplinary engagement, professional development, and personal growth outside the classroom. Opportunities are available for those interested in working with the department’s non-curricular programs including: Undergraduate Summer Scholar research mentoring, the Pre-Law Society, internship development, study abroad opportunities, etc.  The department has established an exemplary record in the preparation of undergraduates for top tier doctoral programs, law schools, and museum careers.  The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoing student success in these areas. 

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.  The school is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg.  Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. 

Submit application materials via email to searchhistory@gardner-webb.edu.  A completed profile should include a letter of application, CV, official transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi), and a statement of how the candidate's personal faith connects with the mission of Christian higher education. These and three letters of reference (under separate cover) should be electronically submitted via email.

Review of applicants will begin after Nov. 1, 2016. Applications by women and minorities are highly encouraged. 


Director of Clinical Education

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program requests applications from qualified individuals for a full time Director of Clinical Education (DCE) position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position is at the Assistant Professor level (or higher) commensurate with experience and scholarly activity. The faculty member will be part of a team of seven faculty members, adjunct faculty, as well as four full-time administrative support staff plus two part-time administrative support staff. This is a full-time (12-month) faculty appointment with administrative release time.

The PA program at Gardner-Webb University is a provisionally accredited master’s degree program with our third provisional site visit scheduled this year. The program is ARC-PA accredited for 36 students per class. The PA program is part of the College of Health Sciences and housed within a brand new, state-of-the-art facility including virtual cadaver lab, standardized patient lab, robotics lab and more. 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. The area offers easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg, the mountains and the beach as well as airports with national and international destinations.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Candidates must possess a terminal degree in their field. PAs must be eligible for licensure in North Carolina, currently certified by the NCCPA, and have a minimum of a master’s degree. Physicians must hold a license to practice medicine within the State of North Carolina and hold board certification.
  • Previous teaching experience in a PA program as a core faculty member is preferred but not required.
  • Previous clinical experience as a PA or physician within your field of study is necessary.
  • Strong organizational, communication, teaching, and leadership skills are necessary.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of the clinical curriculum and coordinating of all supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs).
  • Maintain and develop supervised clinical sites in collaboration with the clinical team including clinical support staff.
  • Monitor effectiveness of supervised clinical instruction and maintain accurate records and reports through program databases and software.
  • Maintain compliance with ARC-PA Standards.
  • Prepare and deliver assigned courses, including course syllabus and instructional objectives of clerkship year courses and other didactic instruction as assigned.
  • Evaluation of student performance in assigned courses.
  • Promote student success through identification of students who are not achieving course or program objectives and contribute to a remediation plan.
  • Assist other instructional faculty members in the successful delivery of didactic courses.
  • Participate in program and institutional committees.
  • Contribute to the program recruitment and admissions process.

Occasional responsibilities:

  • Participate in program evaluation and development and accreditation maintenance.
  • Engage in other activities as determined by the Physician Assistant Program Director.
  • Involvement in the activities of regional, state and national organizations concerned with promoting a positive image of the PA concept.

Application and Contacts:

Gardner-Webb University offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including tuition remission and retirement plan. For consideration, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and goals to:

Dean Lawrence Herman
Physician Assistant Studies Program
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-2017
Email: lmherman@gardner-webb.edu

Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Click here to learn more about the University and the program.


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.


Staff Positions

Clinical Scheduling Coordinator

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program requests applications from qualified individuals for a full time Clinical Scheduling Coordinator (CSC) position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate will be joining a team of seven faculty members, adjunct faculty, as well as a total of four full-time administrative support staff plus two part-time administrative support staff. This is a full-time (12-month) administrative appointment for an exceptional individual with experience in the health care setting which may include health professions, hospital or practice administration and/or medical sales.

The PA program at Gardner-Webb University is a provisionally accredited master’s degree program with our third provisional site visit scheduled this year. The program is ARC-PA accredited for 36 students per class. The PA program is part of the College of Health Sciences and housed within a brand new, state-of-the-art facility including virtual cadaver lab, standardized patient lab, robotics lab and more. 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. The area offers easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg, the mountains and the beach as well as airports with national and international destinations.

Position Summary:

The Clinical Scheduling Coordinator (CSC) assists and/or works side-by-side with the Director of Clinical Education (DCE), Associate Director of Clinical Education (ADCE) and Clinical Administrative Assistant (CAA) in all aspects of the clinical phase of the program. Duties include the evaluation, recruitment and maintenance of clinical sites, scheduling student supervised clinical practice experiences, along with record-keeping associated with all aspects of the clinical phase of the program. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload and recommend changes in office practices or procedures. The CSC must maintain a professional, upbeat, and energetic demeanor. This is an exempt position.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Performs scheduling of each students supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs).
  • Assists in the coordination of all aspects of the clinical year including development, modification, and maintenance of clinical rotation schedule for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs). This includes travel to clinical sites on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Identify potential clinical sites and secure affiliation agreements and documentation required.
  • In conjunction with the DCE and ACDE orients preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs).
  • Determines credentialing, documentation and student orientation needed by rotation sites and preceptors and communicates and coordinates rotation requirements for the program and site.
  • Provides students with up to date clinical site requirements, credentialing and orientation.
  • Assists in the administrative oversight for Clinical Academic Progression of student files.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Provides regular feedback to the program concerning student progress and problems.

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:

  • An enthusiastic inclination towards working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • A meticulous attention to detail.
  • An ability to prioritize appropriately both short- and long-term goals fluidly and adapt to changing obligations.
  • A minimum of one year of experience and familiarity with clinical practices (i.e., previous experience in similar role for medical education programs, pharmaceutical sales, etc.) and/or prior professional employment that necessitated handling multiple priorities and effectively completing responsibilities. A bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated with refined organizational skills.

Application and Contacts:

Gardner-Webb University offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including tuition remission and retirement plan. For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Mrs. Esther Porter, Clinical Administrative Assistant
Physician Assistant Studies Program
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-2404
Email: eporter1@gardner-webb.edu

Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Click here to learn more about the University and the program.


Physician Assistant Studies Program Secretary/Student Records Specialist

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program requests applications from qualified individuals for a full time Program Secretary and Student Records Specialist position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate will be joining a team of seven faculty members, adjunct faculty, as well as a total of four full-time administrative support staff plus two part-time administrative support staff. This is a full-time (12-month) administrative appointment for an exceptional individual with administrative assistant experience.

The PA program at Gardner-Webb University is a provisionally accredited master’s degree program with our third provisional site visit scheduled this year. The program is ARC-PA accredited for 36 students per class. The PA program is part of the College of Health Sciences and housed within a brand new, state-of-the-art facility including virtual cadaver lab, standardized patient lab, robotics lab and more. 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. The area offers easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg, the mountains and the beach as well as airports with national and international destinations.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The incumbent should have all of the requirements listed below.

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience as an administrative assistant is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills are necessary.
  • Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload and recommend changes in office practices or procedures.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software (including but not limited to Excel, Word and PowerPoint) as well as strong Internet computing skills.
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • General Office Duties
  • Greet and answer visitor questions or direct them to the appropriate person.
  • Answer the telephone and provide information, take messages, or route the call to the appropriate individual. Retrieve program voice mail and respond or forward as is appopriate.
  • Maintain databases of student contact information and on‐line calendar.
  • Serve as a recording secretary for assigned committee meetings. Ensure that all participants have a meeting agenda and remind attendees of meeting schedules. Attend meetings, take, transcribe and distribute minutes.
  • Utilize office and web-based software to facilitate communications with applicants, students, staff, and faculty.
  • Work with faculty to ensure all preparations are in order for learning activities conducted by guest lecturers and adjunct faculty.
  • Organize, coordinate and schedule complex activities such as faculty/staff travel arrangements including itineraries, briefing materials, appointments, and arrangements for conferences and lodging. Follow‐up and track purchase orders or expense reports involved.
  • Perform desktop publishing duties by creating and developing visual presentations for the Program. Design and draft general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, signs, etc. Proofread copy for spelling, grammar and layout, and make appropriate changes.
  • Deliver outgoing mail and pick up the incoming mail in the morning and in the afternoon. Open the mail, date stamp, and route mail to appropriate personnel.
  • Arrange meetings and special events (graduation, receptions, etc.) as needed by reserving meeting space, arranging food service (if needed) and working with the Facilities for room set‐up (if needed).
  • Organize and coordinate program events.
  • Participate in program evaluation and development and accreditation maintenance.
  • Engage in other activities as determined by the Physician Assistant Program Director.

Application and Contacts:

Gardner-Webb University offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including tuition remission, health care and retirement plan. For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Mrs. Alli Qualls, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Physician Assistant Studies Program
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-2017
Email: aqualls1@gardner-webb.edu

Gardner-Webb University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Click here to learn more about the University and the program.


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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.