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. 


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.


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.


Staff Positions

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Gardner-Webb University (GWU) seeks an energetic, entry-level or veteran 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 emailed to Gretchen Tucker, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions at gtucker1@gardner-webb.edu.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is December 2016.


Visit Coordinator for Undergraduate Admissions

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate and ensure successful visits for prospective students, and assist the Undergraduate Admissions team with ground-level tactics and responsibilities associated with undergraduate admission visit programs and special events. As the front-line face and voice of the Welcome Center of Gardner-Webb University, the position will formally and professionally greet and assist all visitors to the University. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and coordinate all prospective students’ visits to the University.
  • Send “follow-up” correspondence to visitors.
  • Maintain the utmost professionalism at the front desk (e.g., stand and greet all guests, timely morning and evening set up, no loitering of current students, no food at the desk, etc.)
  • Evaluate and improve the personal visit experience, continually looking for ways to improve service to our prospective students.
  • Make required reservations for food, set up and personnel for admissions special events including an individual visit and group visits.
  • Maintain hospitality in the reception area and interview rooms, ensuring coffee and snack service are always replenished, computer kiosks are set to appropriate GWU websites, video displays are up and running, and publications and reading materials are up-to-date.
  • Schedule admission-related events on campus through Meeting Room Manager.
  • Work collaboratively with the Communication and Events Coordinator to maintain supply inventory for events, including vases, wristbands, t-shirts, bags and materials directly related to recruiting events. Process special request ordering as required.
  • Ensure all guests are registered and accounted for at each event.
  • Maintain accurate data in AdmitGold for events related to prospective students.
  • Work closely with the recruiting team to manage the needs of prospective students and their families.
  • Maintain accurate data records in AdmitGold system in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Issue work orders related to visits or Fireside Lounge and ensure work orders are fulfilled.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must possess knowledge or be able to quickly learn Apple (Mac) and Windows-based computer systems.
  • Assist the Associate Vice President and Associate Director as needed.
  • Punctuality is essential. The hours begin promptly at 8 am – 5 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Gretchen Tucker, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, gtucker1@gardner-webb.edu.


Enrollment Development Officer - Nursing

Gardner-Webb is seeking an Enrollment Development Officer to lead the enrollment efforts for undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs. Enrollment Development Officers are the first point of contact for prospective students and other members of the community; prompt, accurate and courteous customer service is critical to success. This position reports to the Associate Provost for Digital Learning.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment for Digital Learning, the Enrollment Development Team Leader, Enrollment Development colleagues, the Director of Marketing and Communication Strategies, and the faculty of the Hunt School of Nursing in the development, implementation, and assessment of marketing and recruiting plans for Degree Completion and Graduate Nursing programs (ADN, ABSN, RN-BSN, MSN, DNP, and certificate programs).
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with applicants and prospective applicants in person and by phone, text messaging, printed media, and the internet.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain partnerships with healthcare facilities, high schools, community colleges, colleges, universities, and other organizations to facilitate and enhance Nursing recruitment.
  • Represent the University at career fairs, professional conferences, and trade shows. Travel, potentially overnight, will be expected.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all degree programs of the Hunt School of Nursing, including requirements, curriculum, policies and procedures, student and faculty accomplishments, and general knowledge about Gardner-Webb University.
  • Meet quantitative and qualitative departmental goals for inquiries, applications, admitted, and enrolled students.
  • Verify applicant credentials are complete for consideration by admissions committees.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Financial Planning, Registrar Services, Student Success, and other campus offices to ensure a smooth and consistent transition from applicant to student.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handle confidential student information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.
  • Work aggressively in the community to increase public awareness of Gardner-Webb University's Hunt School of Nursing programs, success stories, and opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain a dynamic, collaborative relationship with the Hunt School of Nursing administration, program coordinators, and faculty.
  • Interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, administrators, and the Gardner-Webb University community at large.
  • Other duties as assigned or apparent.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing who is licensed as a Registered Nurse is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of nursing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in higher education nursing programs serving diverse students preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with healthcare professionals, faculty, campus officials, staff, community agencies and schools, and students from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills: must be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of populations throughout the day, including traditional and nontraditional students, families, school staff and administrators, healthcare, business and community leaders.
  • Experience working in a professional setting with demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of tasks simultaneously in an organized and meticulous manner.
  • Team-oriented approach and desire and ability to work closely with peers.
  • Sensitivity to working in a multicultural setting required.
  • Able to use multi-line phone system, Windows computer, and Microsoft Office suite required; knowledge of AdmitGold/Banner student information system a plus.
Applicants should submit a resume, portfolio/work samples, and cover letter to Ms. Frances Sizemore, Associate Director of Human Resources, at fsizemore@gardner-webb.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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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.