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.

Associate/Full Professor

Chair of Department of Music

Gardner-Webb University seeks applications for a Tenure-track Associate/Full Professor to serve as Chair of the Department of Music. We seek to hire energetic and engaging leaders who are exceptional instructors and proven experts within the Department of Music. The Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and works collaboratively with many others across campus.

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 (SACSCOC) and the National Associate of Schools of Music (NASM).

The ideal candidates would have teaching responsibilities, preferably having expertise in one of the following areas: Voice (soprano or mezzo-soprano preferred) and/or Traditional/Contemporary Worship.

Basic expectations for these positions include:

  • A completed terminal degree in music;
  • A demonstrated history of excellent teaching, performance, collaboration, leadership, and recruitment;
  • Personal commitment to the Mission of Gardner-Webb University;
  • Dedication to student learning, particularly undergraduate education.

Responsibilities for the Chair position include:

  • Leading the faculty in ongoing refinement of the Department’s vision and strategic plan;
  • Guiding the faculty in curriculum development and the identification of new programs where appropriate;
  • Advancing the Department’s network of external relationships in the region;
  • Formulating and managing the Department’s budget;
  • Creating semesterly schedules and assigning faculty loads;
  • Participating in Course-level and Program-level assessment, which contributing to SACSCOC accreditation;
  • Evaluating full-time and adjunct faculty annually and facilitating Department meetings;
  • Maintaining NASM accreditation by overseeing standards and completing all requirements;
  • Approving concert schedules, time sheets, contracts, and expenditures.

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. Shawn E. Holt, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences ([email protected]). Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. 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.