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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in International Relations/Comparative Politics

The Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University seeks a qualified individual for a non-tenure track appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor (PhD in hand) or Instructor (master's degree) of Political Science in International Relations/Comparative Politics beginning August 2016. This position is for one year. We anticipate a tenure track position will be interviewed and filled for August 2017. The selected candidate is welcome to apply for the tenure track position once it is advertised.   

The teaching load is four courses per semester, including general education Global Understanding courses, and courses for majors including Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, and either Asian, European, Latin American, or Middle Eastern Regional Politics. 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 theory of international politics. Comparative background in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East is preferred.

We strongly prefer a candidate with demonstrated strengths, experience, or interest in developing students’ disciplinary engagement, professional development, or 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 and Public Service Organization, a Political Science honors society, internship development, study abroad opportunities, etc.

Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, Baptist-related institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition and employs faculty who are committed to the university’s academic and spiritual goals.  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.

For information and/or inquiry, contact Dr. Joseph Moore, Chair, at  A completed profile should include a CV, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching ability, and a writing sample. These and two letters of reference (under separate cover) should be electronically submitted via email to the Chair.

This position is open until filled, with a start date of August 16. Applications by women and minorities are highly encouraged. 

Lecturer/Experiential Lab Coordinator - Hunt School of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12-month non-tenure-track position for a Lecturer/Experiential Lab Coordinator in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin August 2016.

The Experiential Lab Coordinator has faculty status and all the rights and responsibilities pertaining to faculty within the Hunt School of Nursing. The Experiential Lab Coordinator is directly responsible to plan, coordinate and administer campus laboratory experiences for students to support all nursing programs. The Experiential Lab Coordinator will collaborate with faculty to assure safe, effective simulation and laboratory activities. The nursing Experiential Lab Coordinator identifies the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs, and the Dean to insure efficiency in Program, HSON, and University operations. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assigned faculty responsibilities as described in III-1 of the Gardner-Webb University Faculty Handbook.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining appropriate licensure for nursing practice.
  • Serves as a public representative for the Hunt School of Nursing.
  • Implements the Systematic Evaluation Plan in collaboration with Program Chair or Dean.
  • Actively participates in HSON Faculty Meetings, HSON Committees, and Program Meetings.
  • Utilizes the computer to maintain inventories of supplies, and utilizes software applications and programming simulations.
  • Coordinates and supervises Student Lab Assistants.
  • Collaborates with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the HSON and the University.
  • Serves as a resource and support for course, lab, and clinical faculty.
  • Serves as a student advisor.
  • Provides service to the University, HSON, and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (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.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution 

If Applicable:

Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is required. Applicants without this preparation must complete the required coursework within three years from the 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
  • Minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Meets criteria for employment of the University for teaching faculty
  • Maintains expertise based on clinical competence, technology skills and current learning modalities
  • Has experience with simulation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process

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, P.O. Box 7309, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to

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  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Anticipated start date is June 2016.

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 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.