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

Dean - School of Education

Gardner-Webb University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic and engaging leader who will effectively lead the School of Education as Dean. The School of Education, comprised of 16 academically well-credentialed and experienced educators and 35+ adjunct instructors, offers multiple degrees to over 800 students at the bachelor’s, 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 developed and/or implemented include Birth-Kindergarten Education, a concentration in Exceptional Children and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Masters Degrees include programs in Instructional Technology, Teacher Leadership and Executive Leadership Studies. The 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. Programs are offered in both face-to-face and online modes of delivery and doctoral programs are offered in a blended online and low-residence format. Multiple sites across North Carolina are used for delivery of cohort designed graduate courses. Undergraduate degrees are offered in both traditional face to face classes and online though the Degree Completion Program. 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.

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

The Dean of the School of Education 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, including multiple program chairs,
  • Evaluating faculty and staff,
  • Guiding the faculty in curriculum development and the identification of new programs where appropriate,
  • Recruiting, selecting, assigning, and supervising a large cadre of adjunct instructors,
  • Engaging in assessment and accreditation efforts to ensure the school is appropriately credentialed,
  • Communicating effectively with full-time and adjunct faculty to ensure that student learning outcomes and program objectives are accomplished,
  • Coordinating program deployment and improvement with department faculty and university leadership,
  • Supervising all programs to ensure quality of student outcomes,
  • Directing doctoral dissertation research and completion activities,
  • Advancing the School’s network of external relationships in the region and internationally,
  • Assisting the University with fund-raising and public relations efforts as needed,
  • Managing the School’s budget,
  • Serving on University assigned committees and councils.

Other negotiable duties may include:

  • Coordination of specific graduate programs,
  • Management of activities of the Center for Innovative Leadership Development housed in the School of Education,
  • Teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate programs within the School,
  • Chairing doctoral dissertation committees.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership skills in higher education and/or K-12 schools,
  • Outstanding communication abilities,
  • Experience in higher education, including teaching,
  • An appropriate record of scholarship,
  • Familiarity with assessment and CAEP 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. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

School of Education Dean Search Committee Chair
Dr. Lane Wesson
Professor of Education
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7304
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to lwesson@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 British Literature

The English Department of Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of British Literature, starting August 1, 2018. The candidate will teach literature survey courses in early British and upper level courses in Medieval and/or Renaissance literature as well as composition courses. Expertise in Shakespeare and the history of the English language is preferred. In addition to teaching seated classes on our Boiling Springs campus, the candidate will also teach classes in our innovative, online graduate MA in English program, according to candidate’s area of expertise.

Our undergraduate as well as graduate degrees offer specializations in English education, literature, and writing. The successful candidate will become part of a department dedicated to helping students foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge through the study of composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and linguistics. Gardner-Webb University is primarily a teaching institution with opportunities for research; the teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD in English with an emphasis in pre-1660 British literature, experience teaching, record of research, and evidence of knowledge of current theories in teaching composition. Preference may be given to candidates who also have secondary experience in fields such as professional and technical writing.

Please email electronic documents including a cover letter, a current CV (or link to online portfolio), a professional writing sample (20 pages max), copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Debbie Hill, Administrative Assistant to the Department of English. Address questions to Jennifer Buckner, English Department Chair. Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled.

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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 instituition.

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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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 mataylor@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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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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Staff Positions

Admissions Counselor - Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor with a focus on the Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program. Gardner-Webb University is a top ranked comprehensive, liberal arts based institution historically affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions and Director of the Accelerated Pastoral Ministry Program.

The essential responsibility of the recruiter for the APMP will be to assist with all aspects of student recruitment and enrollment management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Matriculate a required number of new freshman students from a specific geographic territory and APMP Program annually.
  • Complete weekly goals of a predetermined number of external contacts, prospective student visits to campus, new applications, new admits, and new commitments to the University.
  • Create strategies to generate interest in Gardner-Webb University and to ensure there are an adequate number of applications to meet goals within the assigned geographic territory and APMP program.
  • In coordination with the Director of the APMP and Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, arrange and execute a minimum of 12 weeks of recruitment travel annually.
  • Coordinate, conduct, and develop relationships with visits to private schools, Christian high schools, and focused public high schools in the territories determined by the Director of APMP in coordination with the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Coordinate and conduct visits to denominational events, churches, Christian camps, and other conferences in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, Office of Church Relations, and the Director of the APMP.
  • Assist the Director of the APMP with visits and interviews of potential students.
  • Help maintain the APMP budget in conjunction with Director of APMP and AVP of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Develop marketing materials for the APMP in conjunction with Director of Enrollment Marketing.
  • Maintains communication and weekly report of all inquiry and applied students within their geographic territory.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the institution at college fairs.
  • Conduct interviews with visiting students, parents, and groups.
  • Attend admission functions held in the evenings and weekends.
  • Coordinate specific projects as assigned.
  • Build and maintain relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions process.

The key role of the Admissions Office is to market the University’s academic programs to prospective students from public and private high schools, community colleges, other colleges and universities, and churches through presentations, personal visits, telephone and e-mail communications, and mailings.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. He/she must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. He/she must possess personal characteristics and values consistent with the mission of Gardner-Webb University: friendly, approachable, patient, caring, flexible, professional, self-directed, trustworthy, committed to the task, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy. Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient understanding of call to vocational Christian ministry, a commitment to the local church, and knowledge of church culture.

Candidates should be committed to a strong Christian value system and lifestyle. A minimum Bachelor’s degree from a four year regionally accredited institution. A degree in Religious Studies is preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well within a team, and good organizational skills are required. Interpersonal skills and the ability to connect, motivate, and inspire people are essential. Recruiting/sales experience is preferred. Counseling background not required.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Annie K. Freeman
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Gardner-Webb University
Post Office Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Applications may be submitted by email to akfreeman@gardner-webb.edu.

Gardner-Webb has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

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