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

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

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

Staff Positions

Web Communications Manager

The Web Communications Manager leads a team that supports the content management system for the Gardner-Webb University website. He/She also oversees social media campus wide, including all of the top level social tools and the strategies and processes associated with these.

He/She reports to the Vice President of Marketing and works collaboratively with IT staff as well as graphic designers, digital content creators for imagery and video and written content contributors and clients campus-wide.

This position requires leadership abilities related to the development and management of a campus–wide CMS. Essential responsibilities/duties will include leading the overall organizational information architecture development, coordinating security and compliance issues, working with IT on network and hosting issues as appropriate, facilitating the creation and maintenance of web pages within the CMS, and coordinating training for local area site managers working with University faculty and staff to maintain their program/department pages. 

Familiarity with a variety of CMS environments, some proficiency in HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/PHP/MySQL, experience with design/coding principles, and knowledge of responsive design techniques are required.  Candidates should be able to effectively communicate on campus at all levels and be the spokesperson for web based content deployment, training, security, compliance and management.  

Other duties will be assigned as necessary.  Some weekend/evening work required.

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and possess three to five years related experience including management of a CMS as well as social media management. Previous work in a nonprofit or education environment is required.   

Applicants should submit a resume, portfolio/work samples, and cover letter to Richard McDevitt, Vice President for Marketing at

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 NC 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.