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 - 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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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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Instructor in Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9 month non-tenure track position, for Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin Fall 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 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. Abby Garlock
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to agarlock@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

Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for the Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives. This position will be in the newly formed Department of Multicultural Affairs within the Division of Student Development. Primary responsibilities will include providing vision and leadership in development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive program including, outreach and awareness, which promote intercultural education for traditional undergraduate students and the campus community in a Christian environment. The Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives reports to the Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and implement strategic goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for diversity and intercultural programs, while monitoring, evaluating, and assessing effectiveness to make changes required for improvement
  • Serves the needs of the various ethnic groups on Campus
  • Responsible for the implementation of services and programs that promote understanding of diversity and interculturalism on Campus
  • Establish and maintain an ongoing assessment and evaluation of the quality of minority student life
  • Serve as a liaison between minority students and faculty, staff, and adminsitration
  • Serve as a liaison between the Department of Multicultural Affairs and the Division of Athletics
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of minority students
  • Serve as a resource for the Campus Community and provide support in the areas of diversity and intercultural awareness
  • Create a multicultural resource library
  • Responsible for monitoring national trends on the changing needs of diverse students
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses
  • Administers an annual diversity and intercultural initiatives budget
  • Contributes to an effective Division by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students
  • Participates as a member of the Student Development Leadership Team
  • Serve on University committees as deemed necessary
  • Upholds the Christian mission of the University

Education and/or Experience:

Master’s degree strongly preferred in related area, three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

Sarah Currie, Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7271
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to scurrie@gardner-webb.edu.

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Evening and Weekend Assistant - Charlotte Center

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a part-time Evening & Weekend Assistant for the Charlotte Center. Under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant Provost for Adult and Distance Education, the Charlotte Center Evening & Weekend Assistant has responsibility for assisting in facility of Charlotte Center operations and working collaboratively with Charlotte Center Manager. In carrying out the general duties of this position and to enhance the effectiveness of Charlotte Center, the Evening & Weekend Assistant position will be located in the Charlotte Center. The duties of this position are as follows:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Christian higher education
  • Provides evening and weekend presence at Charlotte Center and reports any security concerns. This position is expected to call 911 in the event of a security breach or emergency concern. Follow-up with GWU facility staff and Associate Provost with an e-mail report would be required
  • Assists in the facility management of the Charlotte Center, which includes administrative support for scheduling, maintaining current contact information, communicating with the Charlotte Center Manager and Associate Provost on any concerns, which includes occupancy and security obligations
  • Communicates with Associate Provost on matters of inclement weather and assists with the coordination of the dissemination of information to interested parties
  • Establishes a positive relationship with individuals involved in center administration and academics
  • Assists in the coordination of classroom location assignments for the Charlotte Center
  • Fields complaints from professors regarding the Charlotte Campus and refers them to the Charlotte Center Manager or Dean, Degree Completion Program as appropriate
  • Assists the Charlotte Center Manager, Associate Provost and/or Dean, Degree Completion Program in special projects & other duties as directed
  • A proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates exceptional skills in organization, communication and interpersonal communication
  • The ability to work collaboratively to support Charlotte Center evening and weekend operations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Perform semi-skilled and routine manual tasks involved in providing facilities, administrative, and security support at Gardner-Webb University at Charlotte Center

Essential Job Functions:

  • Professionally greet all visitors completing a guest registry and making referrals to respective departments
  • Become familiar with university programs and be able to effectively communicate information to visitors and prospective students
  • Monitor the building and parking areas for potential security threats and to contact police when unable to safely confront or resolve an issue
  • Secure and unlock building for classes and events and perform light maintenance tasks
  • Setup and/or remove special event equipment to include tables, chairs, audio equipment and miscellaneous items as required for lectures, classes, seminars and special event activities in accordance with diagrams and written instructions. Also, must be able to assists with operation and setup of audio, lighting, computer, copier video equipment and academic technology
  • Perform housekeeping duties to include, but not limited to, insuring facilities are clean prior to events and classes, stock paper products in restrooms for and during events, maintain a safe and clean environment during events
  • Collect and dispose of refuse and waste material from University facilities prior to and following classes and events
  • Report tasks beyond capability or scope to the proper authority in a timely manner and follow up on referrals. Perform other related duties as required
  • Participate in safety training and apply all safety standards without exception
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Qualifications Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Physical:
Employee must frequently and independently be able to lift 25 pound items in a repetitive manner. The employee must be able to work in dusty and/or unconditioned spaces at times.

Language Skills:
Must be able to read and interpret safety literature and office correspondence, must be capable of complete forms and understand manuals. The employee must be able to converse with other individuals on a collegiate level.

Reasoning Ability:
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited resources exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to greet individuals and confront suspect individuals when necessary and to use proper judgment in maintaining personal safety.

Attendance:
Work schedule is 15-20 hours per week. The key component is flexibility in scheduling with hours needed in the evenings [3:00 pm – 10:00 pm] and Weekends [7:30 am – 5:00 pm]. A combination of these times is required. The employee should be available to work in times of inclement weather or other circumstances that may require continuing services to our Charlotte Center student population.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, resume, and two references with email and phone numbers to Dr. Catherine Burr.

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Summer Camp Lifeguard

Summary:

Under general supervision, lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Certifications Required:

American Red Cross
Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED

Afternoon and evening hours available.

Contact Jane Powell via email or by phone at 704-406-4299 for more information.

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Dining Services through Sodexo

Applicants interested in employment with GWU Dining Services through Sodexo USA may click here to learn more about current openings. 

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