Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

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

Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Homeland Security

Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Public Service invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Fall 2022. We value quality teaching, professional inquiry, and service to the profession, and we seek enthusiastic scholars who enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus, although faculty may teach some courses online.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 4,000 students. The University is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

We seek highly qualified, broadly trained individuals, who are expected to provide leadership in support of our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The teaching load for full-time faculty is 12 credit hours per semester, and depending on expertise, teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, as well as participation in our newly formed Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, set to launch in January 2023

Candidates must possess the following:

  • A terminal degree (PhD, DPA, EdD, JD) in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community outreach and public engagement.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion demonstrated through pedagogy and research.
  • Exceptional managerial, organizational, and collaborative abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to conduct discipline-specific research as part of professional development.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students and a record of student mentoring.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Christian Higher Education.

Successful Candidates are expected to:

  • Teach at the undergraduate and graduate level including introductory courses and advanced courses in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and/or Public Administration.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduates in programs housed in the Department.
  • Provide graduate student supervision for their Capstone Project.
  • Provide programmatic leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Attend monthly Department of Public Service meetings and monthly GWU faculty meetings.
  • Participate in faculty committees and business of the university as requested.
  • Participate in the recruitment of students through University sponsored events.
  • Develop an independent research program and publish within their discipline.
  • Travel to attend conferences and meetings.
  • Assist the Department Chair and other Program Directors, as needed.

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, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for at least 3 references with their application submission. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. Questions about program specifics or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Bobbie Cox, Chair of the Department of Public Service ([email protected]edu). Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.