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

Military Science Instructor (Part-Time)

Gardner-Webb University seeks qualified applicants for a part-time position as ROTC Military Science Instructor, employed by the University, and supervised by the 49er Army ROTC Detachment Professor of Military Science, headquartered on the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  Primary duties include the following:

  • Teach, coach, mentor, and provide ROTC-specific administrative support to all first and second year Army ROTC Cadets enrolled in Military Science Courses on the university campus.
  • As the Professor of Military Science’s representative on the GWU campus, maintain the highest academic, professional, and military standards and conduct three to four two-credit hour Freshman and Sophomore-level (MS I or MS II) ROTC class sessions per academic week.
  • Maintain at least 6 hours of regularly-scheduled Office Hour time each academic week.
  • Supervise at least three Cadet-led Physical Training (PT) sessions per academic week.
  • Provide ROTC-specific logistical support to GWU Cadets, including driving GWU Cadets to and from periodic events and training exercises.
  • Provide ROTC-specific recruiting support on the GWU campus.
  • Maintain service-member physical fitness requirements.
  • Fulfillment of these duties will require approximately twenty hours per week on site.

The successful candidate will have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution and have substantial (branch-immaterial) military experience, which may include either

(1) current service in the US Army Reserves or Army National Guard, holding a minimum rank of Sergeant First-Class (SFC / E-7) or Captain (CPT / O-3), or (2) having retired or separated with an Honorable Discharge from the US Army within the last three years (having served for no less than 10 years). All applicants must submit appropriate documents and a memorandum of endorsement from the appropriate officer or Rater in their chain of command (specifics available upon request). Additional experience, not required but favorably considered, include prior assignments in ROTC, JROTC, or USAREC; teaching experience secondary level or above; secret (or above) DOD-issued security clearance; advanced degrees beyond the baccalaureate level.

Application: Send application letter, vita, transcripts and names and contact information for at least 3 references to Dr. C. Earl Leininger, Associate Provost for Arts and Sciences, P.O. Box 997, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Duties may begin as soon as the position is filled. The selected applicant will be required to submit to a background investigation, as are all University employees.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing two (2) 9-month positions, tenure or non-tenure track, for an Assistant Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin fall semester 2016.

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 insure 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 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 and may include teaching during the summer semester. Responsibilities will also include working with graduate students on theses, practicums and DNP projects.

 Required 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 progress of obtaining terminal degree

 Preferred Credentials:

  • Terminal degree in Nursing
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses
  • Experience advising thesis, practicum and DNP project students

 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. Sharon Starr, Dean, Hunt School of Nursing

P.O. Box 7309

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@gardner-webb.edu.  


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month position, tenure or non-tenure track, for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (SON) to begin August, 2016.

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, responsible management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs, Director and the Dean to insure efficiency in Program, SON and University operation. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, SON, 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 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.   Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner program, offered year round, providing a variety of teaching opportunities in fall, spring, summer and online. 

 Required Credentials:

  • National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Terminal degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or
  • Terminal degree in education with a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Will consider candidates in progress of obtaining terminal degree

 Preferred Credentials:

  • Doctorate in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner certification

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 3 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.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure and advanced practice approval in North Carolina
  • 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.  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. Anna S. Hamrick, DNP, FNP-C, Chair of Faculty Search Committee

P.O. Box 7309

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to ashamrick@gardner-webb.edu.  


Professor of Biology

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in Biology, with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology. Applicants should have a graduate degree in biology (doctorate preferred) with expertise in human anatomy and physiology or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  Teaching responsibilities include the following lecture courses with corresponding laboratories: Anatomy and Physiology and Human Biology. The candidate may also have opportunities to teach upper-level biology courses according to his or her expertise.

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support a Christian value system.  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 August 2016.  Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin March 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: Dr. Benjamin Brooks, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences via e-mail at naturalsciences@gardner-webb.edu.

Staff Positions

American Sign Language Interpreter

Gardner-Webb University has an opening for an American Sign Language Interpreter. This is a ten-month position that requires some evening and weekend work. Occasional off-campus work may be required. Applicants must be a self-starter, flexible and able to work independently in a fast paced environment.

Description of Duties

  • Provide interpreting services for deaf/hard of hearing students for classes and all University sponsored activities and events utilizing the students’ preferred communication mode, including tactile interpreting.
  • Provide interpreting services for deaf faculty members including, but not limited to: faculty, departmental and committee meetings, appointments with students and University personnel.
  • Make professional decisions based on University Policy and RID Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Establish effective working relationships with coworkers, faculty and staff.
  • Proctor tests as needed.
  • Provide semester and yearly reports.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the associate/assistant dean of the Noel Center.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two year Associate of Interpreting Degree
  • Has begun process of obtaining NC Licensure or RID certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four year degree
  • RID certification or NC Licensure and willingness to obtain RID certification
  • Two years’ experience on the postsecondary level
  • Multicultural competencies

Essential Functions

  • Ability to hear, identify and understand the speech of another person
  • Ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener
  • Visual acuity
  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to maintain repetitive wrist/hand movement
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor environment
  • Ability to lift and carry 10-20 pounds
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff and faculty
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Cheryl Potter, Associate Dean
Gardner-Webb University
Noel Center for Disability Resources
P.O. Box 7274
Boiling Springs, NC
cpotter@gardner-webb.edu


Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning

Gardner-Webb is seeking an Enrollment Development Officer for Digital Learning to recruit prospective applicants and applicants (“clients”) for Degree Completion (DCP) and Graduate (GRAD) programs. This position reports to the Enrollment Development Team Leader.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment and Director of Marketing and Communication Strategies in the development, implementation, and assessment of marketing and recruiting plans for DCP and GRAD programs
  • Cultivate and maintain a congenial service-oriented relationship with clients through effective phone, email, video-conference, and face-to-face communication
  • Maintain proper communication and follow-up with clients and Student Success Coaches
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve client issues and concerns and to ensure positive client experience
  • Document all client interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to insure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with college, university, and community college personnel as well as medical facilities, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and chambers of commerce (requires travel)
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in a team approach to ensuring client success and effective enrollment management

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with the Chairs/Deans of Departments/Schools housing DCP and GRAD programs, Program Directors/Coordinators, and support staff of the University
  • Represent DCP/GRAD enrollment at various internal and external events (requires travel)
  • Other duties as assigned or apparent

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s required, from a regionally accredited college or university with one-to-two years of related experience and/or training
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and in the use of or ability to quickly learn AdmitGold, Banner, and other software platforms as needed
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including confident, professional, and customer-friendly phone, e-mail, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills; the ability to function in a team environment; a strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Energetic, service-oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up in a timely fashion
  • Travel required

APPLICATION

Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three references to Mr. Ralph “Scoot” Dixon, Director of Enrollment, at rdixon@gardner-webb.edu, or P.O. Box 7286, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Selected applicant will be required to submit to a background investigation and drug screening, as are all University employees.


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 sbowling@gardner-webb.edu 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.