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Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Assistant Professor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The College of Education at Gardner-Webb University invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty with appointment as Assistant Professor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and to serve as the Clinical Experience Coordinator beginning August 2022. We value quality teaching, professional inquiry, and service to the profession, and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students within a supportive and diverse Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus, off-campus, and online.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the undergraduate program (on-campus and online), teaching in fall and spring, and with some summer teaching opportunities. The position requires a regular campus presence and office hours to be maintained.  Clinical Experience Coordinator duties include arranging clinical placements for initial teaching candidates (including clinical experiences and student teaching) in the Teacher Education Program. Additional Clinical Experience Coordinator duties include establishing and sustaining relationships with school leaders and clinical educators. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. 

essential duties and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach, mentor, and advise graduate and/or undergraduate candidates in the Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, and Birth-Kindergarten programs and opportunities to serve on dissertations as a committee member and/or dissertation chair. Provide service to the College of Education, University, community, and profession. Preparation in teaching and learning principles for pedagogy and andragogy, including knowledge of the edTPA portfolio process, and NC licensure requirements. Support College of Education faculty and field supervisors in identifying appropriate placements for each candidate in the teacher preparation program, based on requirements specific to the candidate’s chosen specialization. Organize and facilitate seminars and orientation for clinical educators and candidates entering clinical placements.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in literacy or related fields 
  • Hold or be eligible to hold a NC educator license 
  • Experience with and/or a commitment to working with culturally diverse and/or at-risk student populations
  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner, and the persistence to follow up with field supervisors and clinical educators to ensure task completion in all areas assigned.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong technology skills; experience with online course development and distance-based teaching methods 
  • Experience teaching at the university level 
  • Knowledge of the edTPA portfolio and NC licensure procedures 
  • Record of research and scholarly activities 
  • Experience with online course design and instruction 


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy, and the names and full contact information of three (3) references. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. Questions about program specifics or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Putnam, Associate Dean, College of Education via email at [email protected].