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

Assistant Professor of British Literature

The English Department of Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of British Literature, starting August 1, 2018. The candidate will teach literature survey courses in early British and upper level courses in Medieval and/or Renaissance literature as well as composition courses. Expertise in Shakespeare and the history of the English language is preferred. 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 degrees 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 pre-1660 British literature, 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 professional and 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 November 15th and continue until the position is filled.

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Faculty Member - Hunt School of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University announces the opening for a 9-month position, non-tenure track, for an Instructor or an Assistant Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin as soon as possible.

Responsibilities include teaching and managing assigned courses, collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the Program and the University, identification of the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs, Director and the Dean to ensure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operation. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, HSON, and community.

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and offers ADN, BSN and ABSN pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Graduate programs that are offered include the Master’s with concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner and a DNP with a leadership focus. Responsibilities will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs and may include teaching during the summer semester.

Required Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited instituition.

Preferred Credentials:

  • Terminal degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or
  • Terminal degree with concentration in education, administration or leadership with a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Will consider candidates in process of obtaining a 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 three years from time of employment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Possesses a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina.
  • Has a minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse.
  • College level teaching experience is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process preferred.

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:

Tracy Arnold, DNP, RN
Chair of the Faculty Search Committee
Gardner-Webb University
Hunt School of Nursing
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to tarnold@gardner-webb.edu

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Instructors - Hunt School of Nursing

Gardner-Webb University is announcing two nine-month non-tenure track positions, for Instructors in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin Spring semester 2018. This is a campus-based position requiring teaching in face-to-face pre-licensure courses.

Responsibilities include teaching and managing assigned courses, collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the Program and the University, identification of 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. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, HSON, and community.

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and offers ADN, 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. Responsibilities will include primarily teaching in the pre-licensure programs and may include teaching courses from one or more of the HSON programs. Responsibilities may also include working with graduate students on theses, practicums, and DNP projects based on academic qualifications.

Required Credentials:

  • Master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Credentials:

  • Experience teaching medical-surgical nursing courses at the pre-licensure level

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process.
  • Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within three years from time of employment.
  • College-level teaching experience.

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
Dr. Candice Rome
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to crome@gardner-webb.edu

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Adjunct Faculty - Business Administration

Gardner-Webb University is seeking qualified candidates for adjunct positions in areas of Business Administration (both undergraduate and/or graduate). Applicants should have a doctoral degree or 18 graduate hours in field of study. Teaching responsibilities may include 1-2 three-hour courses per semester in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Financial Planning, Wealth and Trust Management and Management according to the applicant’s expertise. We have traditional face-to-face and online opportunities.

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 positions ongoing for upcoming academic year. Salary is based on qualification and experience and is competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the positions are 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. Mischia Taylor, Dean, Godbold School of Business via e-mail at mataylor@gardner-webb.edu.

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Instructor in Athletic Training

The Department of Athletic Training at Gardner-Webb University invites applicants for a one year appointment as an Instructor in Athletic Training for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.
 
Responsibilities:

A successful candidate for this position will serve as a fulltime member of the University faculty. Responsibilities for these roles are listed below:

Under the supervision of the Athletic Training Department Chair and Program Director, Instructor will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in the Professional Athletic Training Program as well as providing service to the Athletic Training Department and the University. Other duties may be assigned as needed.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with two years of experience
  • Understanding of CAATE standards


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience
  • Experience serving as a clinical preceptor
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with three or more years of experience


Please submit the following documents as your official application to search Chair, Professor Sarah Rabe srabe@gardner-webb.edu or P.O. Box 7218, Boiling Springs, NC 28017:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Proof of licensure/certification
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Salary:

Competitive, commensurate with experience.

Application:

Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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 thoyle@gardner-webb.edu.

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Staff Positions

Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications is responsible for developing, executing, and assessing strategic communication processes for all Gardner-Webb University programs that serve students regionally, nationally, and globally. The Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications reports to the Director of Enrollment Marketing, and works in collaboration with the admission teams (traditional, degree completion, and graduate), staff, faculty, students.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in developing integrated (call, text, email, and print) communication calendars and workflows for the Traditional Undergraduate, Degree Completion, and Graduate programs.
  • Serve as a liaison with admissions representatives to implement established outgoing communication strategies.
  • Implement all mass email communications as an expert in functionality, workflow management, batch management, and content updates within the email platform.
  • Facilitate all project requests with university Creative Services, including digital, print, and multimedia collateral.
  • Provide project guidance for any Student Recruitment Ambassador(s) or Graduate Assistant(s) tasked with content development (blogs, photos, videos).
  • Manage portal-specific social media accounts in accordance with overarching strategies.
  • Compile, analyze, and report on all email, landing page, form, and social media engagement.
  • Provide regular project request and data reporting updates to pertinent enrollment area Director/AVP.
  • Complete copywriting and proofreading projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain professional memberships and readings.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences.

Requirements:

Education: BA/BS in related occupational field of study.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years professional communications experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with project management in a deadline driven environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and finish projects on time.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of enrollment management.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional, support, and student staff members in a highly effective and collaborative manner.
  • Solid understanding of web technologies, applications and analytics, including social networking, social media tools and current communication trends (including video and mobile).
  • Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative and independence.
  • Proficiency in word processing using Windows based software: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of design, photography, production, and printing processes.
  • Possesses exceptionally strong writing, editing, proofreading and creative thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality.

Other:

  • Travel and work in off-campus settings is required as needed.
  • High self-confidence and poise essential to position function.
  • Candidates should be committed to a strong Christian value system and lifestyle.

Interested persons should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three personal references to jlanning2@gardner-webb.edu. The position is open until filled.

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Admissions Counselor

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for the position of Admissions Counselor. Gardner-Webb University is a top ranked comprehensive, liberal arts based institution historically affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Matriculates a required number of new freshman students from a specific geographic territory annually.
  • Completes weekly goals of a predetermined number of external contacts, prospective student visits to campus, new applications, new admits, and new commitments to the University.
  • Creates strategies to generate interest in Gardner-Webb University and to ensure there are an adequate number of applications to meet goals within the assigned geographic territory.
  • Develops a good working relationship with guidance personnel in all primary client schools.
  • Maintains a weekly report of all applied students within their geographic territory.
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the institution at college fairs.
  • Coordinates and conducts private visits to high schools in territory.
  • Conducts interviews with visiting students, parents, and groups.
  • Attends admission functions held in the evenings and weekends.
  • Coordinates specific projects as assigned.
  • Is a peer leader/mentor for new admission counselors.
  • Maintains proper communication and follow-up with all applicants through AdmitGold.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with prospective students, serving as a primary resource for them throughout the admissions process.

The key role of the Admissions Office is to market the University’s academic programs to prospective students from public and private high schools, community colleges, other colleges and universities, and churches through presentations, personal visits, telephone and e-mail communications, and mailings.

Candidates should be committed to a strong Christian value system and lifestyle. Candidates should possess a minimum Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well within a team, and good organizational skills are required. Interpersonal skills and the ability to connect, motivate, and inspire people are essential. Recruiting/sales experience is preferred. Counseling background not required.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Annie K. Freeman
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Gardner-Webb University
Post Office Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Applications may be submitted by email to akfreeman@gardner-webb.edu.

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

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