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 Professor or Instructor/Program Coordinator for Secondary Social Studies Licensure

The Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University seeks a dedicated mentor to serve as Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) or Instructor and Program Coordinator for Secondary Social Studies Licensure. The start date is August 2018.

Disciplinary expertise is open to Anthropology, Geography, or History with subfield open. We are particularly excited by candidates with expertise in any of the following: digital humanities, GIS, the history of capitalism, or non-western history.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • At least five years of successful teaching experience in NC Public Schools
  • Strong command of North Carolina Social Studies Standard Course of Study
  • The ability to coach teacher candidates in planning, teaching, and assessment in the digital age, including the supervision of candidate who are completing their clinical experiences
  • Familiarity of the National Board Certification process or the edTPA portfolio
  • A proven track record of 9-12 social studies instructional success
  • A passion for mentoring future teachers and students in their discipline of expertise

The candidate will:

  • Serve as an advisor to candidates in the teacher licensure program
  • Assure all data related to social studies education is collected in a timely manner
  • Lead the review of data, identification of areas for improvement, and the development of strategies based on the review for their program
  • Facilitate the Social Studies Education clinical council, share meeting minutes, and participate in the Clinical Experience Council
  • Communicate to faculty regarding program-level assessment
  • Collaborate with School of Education faculty / other secondary education coordinators on an ongoing basis to ensure the social studies education program is operated with fidelity
  • Serve on the Professional Education Committee
  • Teach courses in their area of expertise, including Global Understanding, a sophomore level survey that integrates disciplinary perspectives on issues across the world

Candidates should send the following materials to Dr. Joseph Moore, Chair of the Dept. of Social Sciences via email at

  • Letter of interest
  • CV with at least 3 references for contact, one of whom should focus on the candidate’s secondary teaching credentials

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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.

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 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


Competitive, commensurate with experience.


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

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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

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Staff Positions


Gardner-Webb University is hiring a person to fill the position of Groundskeeper. The Grounds Department normally works a schedule of ten hours per day, four days per week. That schedule may vary depending on season and weather. This is a full time position and is eligible for benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Prior experience working as a groundskeeper or landscaper is preferred but not required.

Interested persons should e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Jamie Smith at or send by mail to:

Jamie Smith
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC, 28017

The position will remain open until filled.

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Summer Camp Lifeguard


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
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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