Job Opportunities

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 3,600 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 of Renaissance and/or Medieval Literature

The English Department of Gardner-Webb University invites applications for Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Renaissance and/or Medieval Literature, starting August 1, 2019.

The candidate will teach courses in Renaissance and/or Medieval literatures, including a comparative approach, as well as composition courses. In addition to teaching seated classes on our Boiling Springs campus, the candidate will also teach classes in our innovative, online graduate MA in English program, according to candidate’s area of expertise.

Our undergraduate as well as graduate programs offer specializations in English education, literature, and writing. The successful candidate will become part of a department dedicated to helping students foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge through the study of composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and linguistics. Gardner-Webb University is primarily a teaching institution with opportunities for research; the teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD in English with an emphasis in a relevant field, experience teaching, record of research, and evidence of knowledge of current theories in teaching composition. Preference may be given to candidates who also have secondary experience in fields such as global literature or professional/technical writing.

Please email electronic documents including a cover letter, a current CV (or link to online portfolio), a professional writing sample (20 pages max), copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Debbie Hill, Administrative Assistant to the Department of English. Address questions to Jennifer Buckner, English Department Chair. Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator

The Hunt School of Nursing at Gardner-Webb University is seeking a nurse practitioner for a full time Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure or non-tenure track position, and Program Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program. The position will begin spring semester 2019.

In collaboration with the Chair of Nurse Practitioner Programs, the Program Coordinator responsibilities include oversight of curriculum and program planning for the DNP-PMHNP program, instruction of students in didactic, clinical, and simulation experiences, and fostering innovation in application of evidence-based practice. This individual will join a dynamic team in providing education to the next generation of advanced practice nurses. Additional responsibilities include student advisement, maintaining active NP practice, and providing service to the University, HSON, and community.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, offered year round, providing a variety of teaching opportunities in fall, spring, summer, both on-campus and online. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a 12-month faculty position.

Gardner-Webb University and the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) are regional leaders in delivery of high quality, faith-based, and holistic nursing education. The mission of the HSON is to “enhance the health status of the global community by preparing individuals to practice holistic and professional nursing through the provision of student centered programs of study for a diverse student population that promotes academic excellence within a Christian, private, liberal arts setting utilizing teamwork and community engagement”.

Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the HSON offers a comprehensive array of programs including the pre-licensure Associate of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Traditional and Accelerated), RN to BSN completion program, Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner, and post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership.

Pending SACSCOC approval, the HSON will offer the post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks.

Required Candidate Credentials:

  • Current National Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Terminal degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or
  • Terminal degree in education with a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Will consider candidates in progress of obtaining terminal degree

Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is preferred. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within 3 years from time of employment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • A current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina
  • A minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure and advanced practice approval in North Carolina
  • Experience in psychiatric-mental health as a nurse practitioner is required
  • Experience in distance based teaching methods is preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Creative, highly motivated, and innovative

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

Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing
Mrs. Amy P. Heavner
Secretary to Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to

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Principal Faculty Member for Physician Assistant Program

Gardner-Webb University announces a faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. As this faculty member’s duties are primarily instructional, this individual is involved in generating and delivering classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics which are assigned. The incumbent who serves in this position will also work closely with the Director of Clinical Education to develop, monitor, and sustain supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs) necessary to ensure students receive the clinical experiences required to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned
  • Design original or review and modify as appropriate existing curricula to correlate with established or new course and program outcomes and implement curricula in harmony with the educational approach of the GWU PA program through active course direction to assure core competencies of entry-level graduate PAs
  • Mentor, instruct, and evaluate students within areas of expertise and interest
  • Oversee classroom activity, assessment, and evaluation of instruction for didactic and clinical year students
  • Help identify clinical sites, secure affiliation agreements, and perform site visits and evaluate students during their clinical year
  • Orient preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations for supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs)
  • Participate in admissions processes by scoring qualifying applications, interviewing candidates, and rendering selection decisions
  • Participate in activities of state, regional, and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PA concept within academic, lay, and professional communities
  • Participate as a member of program-level committees
  • Represent the Physician Assistant Program through service on University-level committees
  • Pursue professional development activities such as clinical practice, scholarly works, or an advanced degree
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The incumbent should have the requirements listed below:

  • A Master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university (doctorate preferred)
  • Graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certification, and eligible for license to practice in North Carolina. If the candidate is a physician, current board certification and licensure as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in the state of North Carolina
  • Minimum of two years of clinical practice as a PA
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and curriculum development
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, preceptors, clinical site staff, and organizational administrators
  • Familiarity with the use of computers for organization, word processing, and communication
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated with refined organizational skills

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest as well their current CV to:

Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences
Ami Steele, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
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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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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Adjunct Faculty - School of Education

The Gardner-Webb University School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty in the following areas for Spring Semester 2019 and beyond:

Undergraduate – Initial Licensure Programs
Teach, mentor, and advise undergraduate students/candidates in the teacher education program.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related area

Hold or be eligible to hold current North Carolina educator certification

Hold a successful record of P-12 classroom teaching, and evidence of faculty leadership experience with and/or a commitment to working with culturally-diverse and/or at-risk student populations

Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction - Master’s Level
Familiarity with the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Organizational Leadership – Doctoral Level
Teach cultural development in organizations, organizational theory, organizational behavior, research and measurement, innovation, and transformation and creativity.

Degree: Ph.D. Or Ed.D. in Organizational/Educational Leadership, Organizational Psychology, or closely related area.

Educational Leadership Studies – Doctoral Level
Course Concepts: Innovation, Transformation, Creativity

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or closely related area

Curriculum & Instruction – Doctoral Level
Familiarity with the Teacher Leader Model Standards and/or the NC Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates.

Degree: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction or Educational Leadership, and experience teaching in K-12 settings.

Inquiries, letters of interest and Curriculum Vitae should be addressed to Dr. Prince Bull, Dean, School of Education via email at

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Staff Positions

Waste & Recyclable Materials Collector

The University is hiring a Waste & Recyclable Materials Collector. This person will be responsible for gathering up the trash that our janitorial staff places outside of campus buildings. In addition, this person will be responsible for maintaining a clean campus environment around our apartments and other university grounds (natural areas, athletic fields, etc). Periodically, this person will help with carpet cleaning and water extraction. This is a 40 hour a week position that reports to the Director of Operations Administration.


  • Complete Operations training and practice workplace safety in all job functions
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant policies and procedures
  • Drive trash truck to pick up trash at all daytime cleaned buildings
  • Operate the equipment that compresses the collected waste
  • Emptying all outside trash receptacles around campus
  • Checking campus grounds and apartments for trash
  • Blowing out apartment breezeways/stairwells (twice a week)
  • Periodically running the carpet van to extract water and clean carpets
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


  • Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able to work in various weather conditions
  • Ability to pick up 75 lbs. and to occasionally carry weight on inclines
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to work overtime (periodically)
  • Ability for “call back” in the middle of the night for cleanups and water extraction (seldom)
  • Ability to work major university events (graduations, etc)
  • Must wear required safety gear at all times while maintaining a neat and professional appearance


Interested applicants should email Brian Speer at

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Charlotte Center Manager

Gardner-Webb University is seeking to hire a Manager for the Gardner-Webb University Charlotte Center. This position is under the guidance and supervision of the Associate Provost with facility maintenance and quality control oversight by Facility Services. In carrying out the general duties of this position and to enhance the effectiveness of the position, the Center Manager position will be located geographically in the Charlotte Center and will be responsible for campus security, excellent faculty and student experiences, classroom management, light housekeeping, and operational tasks. The duties of this position are as follows:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides afternoon, evening, and weekend presence of the Charlotte Center and reports any security concerns. This position would be expected to call 911 in the event of a security breach or emergency concern. Follow-up with GWU Associate Provost and Facility Services team with an e-mail report would be required
  • Assists in the facility management of the Charlotte Center, which includes scheduling, managing student and faculty excellence in the Charlotte Center, facilitating room rentals, maintaining current contact information, communicating with the Associate Provost and Facilities Management on any concerns that include occupancy and security obligations
  • Communicates with Associate Provost on matters of inclement weather and assists with the coordination of the dissemination of information to interested parties with input from Facilities Management
  • Establishes a positive relationship with students, faculty, guests and walk-in student inquires and others involved in center administration and academics
  • Assists in the coordination of classroom location assignments for the Charlotte Campus based on faculty request and student counts
  • Fields complaints from professors regarding the Charlotte Campus and refers them to the Associate Provost when appropriate
  • Assists the Associate Provost in special projects at the Charlotte Campus as directed
  • Demonstrates commitment to Christian higher education
  • A proven track record that demonstrates exceptional skills in organization, communication and interpersonal communication and the ability to effectively manage the daily, evening and weekend operation
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Works with Technology Services staff to support the Charlotte Center remotely
  • Performs semi-skilled and routine manual tasks involved in providing facilities, technology and administrative support, security and related cleaning and light maintenance necessary to maintain facilities at Gardner-Webb University-Charlotte
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Provost or Facilities Management

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the Charlotte Center with little to no oversight while minimizing risk to self and Gardner-Webb University
  • Professionally greet all visitors completing a guest registry and making referrals to respective departments
  • Become familiar with all university programs and be able to effectively communicate information to visitors and prospective students
  • Monitor the building and parking areas for potential security threats and to contact police when unable to safely confront or resolve an issue
  • Secure and unlock building for students, classes and events
  • Perform light maintenance tasks
  • Setup and/or remove special event equipment to include tables, chairs, audio equipment and miscellaneous items as required for lectures, classes, seminars and special event activities in accordance with diagrams and written instructions. Also, must be able to assist with operation and setup of audio, lighting, computer, copier video equipment and academic technology
  • Have knowledge of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software
  • Troubleshoot classroom multimedia technology
  • Perform housekeeping duties to include, but not limited to, insuring facilities are clean prior to events and classes, stock paper products in restrooms for and during events, maintain a safe and clean environment during events
  • Collect and dispose of refuse and waste material from University facilities prior to and following classes and events
  • Report tasks beyond capability or scope to the proper authority in a timely manner and follow up on referrals. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
  • Participate in safety training and to apply all safety standards without exception
  • Wear professional clothing and/or clothing with GWU identification and represent the University in a professional manner
  • Assist in campus maintenance by creating work orders for perceived problems and discuss work order issues with Associate Provost for review and approval


Review of applicants will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Elizabeth Pack, Dean of Adult and Distance Education at

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Student Success Coach for the Digital Learning Department

Gardner-Webb is seeking a Student Success Coach to serve as a coach, advisor, and mentor to prospective applicants, applicants, and accepted students (“clients”) from inquiry through registration to graduation consistent with the mission and identity of the University. The Success Coach supports and assists clients in successfully clarifying and attaining their personal, professional, and academic goals by providing direct assistance and by serving as a bridge or ombudsperson between the student and academic advisors, the Registrar’s Office, the Student Accounts Office, Financial Planning, student support services, and other university resources in order to help clients to apply successfully and persist to graduation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain a congenial service-oriented relationship with clients through effective phone, email, video-conference, and face-to-face communication.
  • Guide and assist prospective applicants and applicants through the admissions process, including answering questions related to academic program requirements, transfer credits, transcript submission, online and seated learning options, and other application-related tasks.
  • Manage applicant documents and assist applicants in completing their application file Register accepted students for classes (as applicable).
  • Develop and maintain individualized curriculum plans consistent with clients’ personal, professional, and academic goals.
  • Lead retention efforts through consistent communication with students and reaching out to students each semester to assist them with registration for the next semester, with addressing holds on their account, or with any other steps necessary to persist to graduation.
  • Document all client interactions and engage in reliable data entry and information management to insure data integrity for reporting, analysis, marketing, recruiting, and budget projections.
  • Utilize critical thinking, professional expertise, and problem-solving skills to address and resolve student issues and concerns and to ensure positive student experience.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues in a team approach to ensuring student success and effective enrollment management.
  • Monitor student attendance and maintains advising log in AdmitGold to track contact hours, issues, and outcomes of advising sessions and student portfolios with appropriate documentation.
  • Assist students with setting goals and identifying, planning for, and overcoming potential obstacles and defining steps in education and career planning; builds rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion; monitors student progress toward goals; conducts follow up with program participants; offers advisement as needed; supports instructors and program efforts to infuse instruction with persistence and success strategies.

Education, Experience and Work Environment:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; one to two years of related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality service to a diverse group of clients.
  • Energetic, service oriented, motivated, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a data- and goal-driven environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to following up with clients in a timely fashion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience in the use of or ability to quickly learn Banner and AdmitGold CRM platforms.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including confident, professional, and client-friendly phone, email, video-conferencing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to work on a shift schedule that accommodates clients’ schedules (i.e., evening work when students are home) and on some weekends.
  • Some limited travel may be required.


  • Submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Mrs. Mavia Lee, Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning Enrollment, at, or PO Box 7286, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (electronic submission is preferred).
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
  • Selected applicant will be required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening, as are all University employees.

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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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