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

Experiential Lab Coordinator

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12 month non-tenure track campus-based position, for a Lecturer in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin Spring semester January, 2019.

The Experiential Lab Coordinator has faculty status and all the rights and responsibilities pertaining to faculty within the Hunt School of Nursing. The Experiential Lab Coordinator is directly responsible to plan, coordinate and administer campus laboratory experiences for students to support all nursing programs. The Experiential Lab Coordinator will collaborate with faculty to assure safe, effective simulation and laboratory activities. The Experiential Lab Coordinator identifies 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assigned faculty responsibilities as described in section III-1 of the Gardner-Webb University Faculty Handbook.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining appropriate licensure for nursing practice.
  • Serves as a public representative for the Hunt School of Nursing.
  • Implements the Systematic Evaluation Plan in collaboration with Program Chair or Dean.
  • Actively participates in HSON Faculty Meetings, HSON Committees, and Program Meetings.
  • Maintains inventories of supplies, and utilizes software applications and programming simulations.
  • Coordinates and supervises Student Lab Assistants.
  • Collaborates with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the HSON and the University.
  • Serves as a resource and support for course, lab, and clinical faculty.
  • Serves as a student advisor.
  • Provides service to the University, HSON, and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and offers ASN, 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.

Required Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Credentials:

  • Simulation certification

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.
  • Simulation experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process

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
Ms. Melissa McNeilly
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to

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Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

The School of Education at Gardner-Webb University seeks a strong candidate to serve as the Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation (non-tenure track). The 12-month director position will begin in January 2019.


The preferred candidate will have a doctorate in education, educational measurement, statistics, educational research or a related field and a strong record of research, scholarly, and/or creative achievement. Administrative and/or supervisor experience as department chair, program coordinator, or similar position also is preferred. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with quality assurance systems and accreditation in higher education; strong interpersonal, analytic, and written and oral communication skills; knowledge of the disciplines and programs represented in the School; ability to perform the essential duties related to internal operations of the School including, but not limited to: accreditation (CAEP, SACSCOC and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction), assessment, curricula development, research programs, and student success; commitment to serving diverse constituencies in a shared governance environment; ability to interpret policies and apply regulations within given business practices and organizational structures; desire to work in a team-based, dynamic environment.

The Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation:

  • Coordinates the School of Education’s quality assurance system including strategic planning, assessment and evaluation for continuous improvement, statistical analysis of instrumentation to establish validity and reliability, and data dissemination
  • Provides leadership for and coordination of the operational function of the research mission of the School including strategic partnerships with Foundations, grants, agencies, corporations, and businesses
  • Works closely with the dean, associate deans, and department chairs/program coordinators to develop processes to support academic programs through continuous improvement structures
  • Serves on the SOE Dean’s Council, PEC (Professional Education Council) and other committees as assigned
  • Generates and submits all required School reports: annual Gardner-Webb University reports, NC Institution of Higher Education reports, CAEP, SACSCOC and other reports as requested
  • Performs other duties as requested by the dean or other Gardner-Webb University supervisors
  • Coordinates the IRB and research processes for doctoral candidates
  • Serves on doctoral committees as needed

Candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Jim Palermo
Search Committee Chair

Non-electronic transcripts may be sent to:

Dr. Jim Palermo
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7304
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Medical Director - Physician Assistant Program

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12-month, part-time, non-tenure track, position for an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

Responsibilities include ongoing support of the program by extending the PA Program to his/her affiliated medical community, clinical site recruitment/maintenance, collaboration with the Director of Clinical Education and support of the PA Program clinical team, and site visits to clinical PA students. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with the Director of Didactic education to review/update curriculum, delivery of lectures pertaining to the appropriate field of practice, participation in occasional laboratory evaluation, student assessments, and programmatic assessments. Support of the admissions process and interviews, program-level and university-level committee participation, and promotion of the PA Program throughout local, state and national organizations.

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA), and offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Required Credentials:

  • Terminal degree as a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Credentials:

  • Current licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state of North Carolina and certified by an ABMD or AOA-approved specialty board
  • Minimum of three years clinical practice experience as a physician
  • Experience working closely with physician assistants in a clinical environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in medical education with demonstrated abilities in teaching
  • Previous experience with a physician assistant education program
  • Knowledge of and experience in the physician assistant accreditation process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current CV, official undergraduate and medical school transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences
Ami Steele, MMSc, PA-C
Department Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
P.O. Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions should be sent to

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Instruction Librarian

Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Library, the Instruction Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for UNIV 111 Freshman Seminar, ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. Provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours. Serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. At Gardner-Webb University, the Instruction Librarian is a professional position with faculty status.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and duties
  • Knowledge and application of emerging trends and best practices in IL instruction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community members
  • Ability to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years instruction experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of Health Sciences and/or Natural Sciences
  • Experience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)
  • Experience with reference chat services


  • Serve as a member of the Instruction Team, assisting in the development of instructional content, research guides, and audio/visual content (LibGuides, Infographics, and Instructional Videos)
  • Serve as a member of the Reference Team, providing proactive, user-centered reference both face-to-face and virtually (reference desk, chat, phone)
  • Contribute to short-term and long-term planning for the library with other library faculty
  • Serve as a voting, non-classroom faculty member at the University, holding faculty membership of academic and special committees
  • Engage in a professional learning community with fellow librarians to ensure currency and relevance in our professional practice; including representation of the library at regional and national conference and meetings

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Pam Dennis
Dean of the Library
P.O. Box 82
6 Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to

John R. Dover Memorial Library:

The John R. Dover Memorial Library is an active and integral part of the University’s academic program. It holds collections that support all areas of the curriculum. Professional librarians are involved in an extensive information literacy program and are available for individual and group instruction, via live chat, email, phone, and face-to-face appointments. Interlibrary loan, audiovisual, and production (lamination, color copies, posters, etc.) services as well as a thriving archives and robust digitization projects round out the library's offerings. Click here to visit the Library's website.

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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

Director of Institutional Assessment

Gardner-Webb University is seeking to fill the position of Director of Institutional Assessment. This is a full time, exempt position with benefits. This person will report to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Distance learning.


  • Provide leadership and expertise on assessment-related policies, practices, and activities by collaborating with faculty and administrative offices throughout the entire campus community
  • Provide consultation and training services to Schools and Departments on assessment of academic programs and student learning outcomes
  • Serve as an ad-hoc member of the General Education Committee in its work in developing and assessing student-learning outcomes specific to Gardner-Webb’s core curriculum
  • Assume a primary leadership role in producing all reports required for SACS-COC accreditation including, but not limited to, the decennial and fifth-year interim reports In consultation with the senior leadership of the university, provide direction related to the purchase and implementation of a campus-wide compliance software system
  • Direct the academic program review process
  • Oversee all survey administration processes, including survey development, design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, reporting and results dissemination
  • Serve as consultant to university’s General Education Curriculum Committee


  • A master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Experience with academic assessment
  • The ability to advise academic and administrative units on outcome and program assessment methodology and practice
  • The ability to develop and provide training on assessment-related initiatives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience providing written and oral reports on assessment plans, strategies and results
  • Proficiency with quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • The skill to adapt sound assessment principles to a variety of settings

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references with contact information to:

Dr. Jeff Tubbs
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Distance Learning
Webb Hall
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Electronic submissions may be sent to

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Building Maintenance Technician

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a person to fill the position of Building Maintenance Technician. The successful candidate will possess the following required skills: painting, drywall repair, minor electrical installation and repair, minor plumbing installation and repair, carpentry, and minor appliance repair.

This position is full time with benefits package and requires that the individual be highly motivated while working independently with little supervision.

Interested persons should email a resume to Rick Hollifield, Director of Facilities and Construction at

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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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