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

Lecturer/Experiential Lab Coordinator

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 12-month non-tenure-track position for a Lecturer/Experiential Lab Coordinator in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin July, 2017.

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 nursing Experiential Lab Coordinator identifies the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs, and the Dean 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.
  • Utilizes the computer to maintain 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, Inc (ACEN) and offers ADN, BSN and ABSN prelicensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management Leadership. Responsibilities may include teaching courses from one or more of these programs.

Education Requirements:

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

If Applicable: preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation is required. Applicants without this preparation must complete the required coursework within 3 years from the 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
  • Minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Meets criteria for employment of the University for teaching faculty
  • Maintains expertise based on clinical competence, technology skills and current learning modalities
  • Has experience with simulation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the accreditation process

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
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 7309
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to

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Physician Assistant Studies Program - Didactic Faculty

Gardner-Webb University is seeking two instructional faculty members for its Physician Assistant Studies Program. Having successfully graduated the first class with a 91% pass rate on the PANCE, the program, which is provisionally accredited by ARC-PA for a 36-student cohort Master’s degree program, the program is now running at full student capacity and additional faculty members are needed. The PA program is part of the College of Health Sciences and housed within a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility including virtual cadaver lab, standardized patient lab, and more. GWU is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and whole-heartedly support Christian values. The area offers easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg, the mountains and the beach as well as airports with national and international destinations. Salary and rank (assistant or associate professor) will be commensurate with experience. To learn more, visit the Physician Assistant Studies Program website.

Procedure for Candidacy:

Click here to download the full position description (PDF).

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Applications should be accompanied by a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and should be sent to:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner
Harris Search Associates
614-798-8500 ext. 125

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Director of Clinical Education

The Gardner-Webb University Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program requests applications from qualified individuals for a full time Director of Clinical Education (DCE) position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position is at the Assistant Professor level (or higher) commensurate with experience and scholarly activity. The faculty member will be part of a team of seven faculty members, adjunct faculty, as well as four full-time administrative support staff plus two part-time administrative support staff. This is a full-time (12-month) faculty appointment with administrative release time.

The PA program at Gardner-Webb University is a provisionally accredited master’s degree program with our third provisional site visit scheduled this year. The program is ARC-PA accredited for 36 students per class. The PA program is part of the College of Health Sciences and housed within a brand new, state-of-the-art facility including virtual cadaver lab, standardized patient lab, robotics lab and more. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Candidates must possess a terminal degree in their field. PAs must be eligible for licensure in North Carolina, currently certified by the NCCPA, and have a minimum of a master’s degree. Physicians must hold a license to practice medicine within the State of North Carolina and hold board certification.
  • Previous teaching experience in a PA program as a core faculty member is preferred but not required.
  • Previous clinical experience as a PA or physician within your field of study is necessary.
  • Strong organizational, communication, teaching, and leadership skills are necessary.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of the clinical curriculum and coordinating of all supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs).
  • Maintain and develop supervised clinical sites in collaboration with the clinical team including clinical support staff.
  • Monitor effectiveness of supervised clinical instruction and maintain accurate records and reports through program databases and software.
  • Maintain compliance with ARC-PA Standards.
  • Prepare and deliver assigned courses, including course syllabus and instructional objectives of clerkship year courses and other didactic instruction as assigned.
  • Evaluation of student performance in assigned courses.
  • Promote student success through identification of students who are not achieving course or program objectives and contribute to a remediation plan.
  • Assist other instructional faculty members in the successful delivery of didactic courses.
  • Participate in program and institutional committees.
  • Contribute to the program recruitment and admissions process.

Occasional responsibilities:

  • Participate in program evaluation and development and accreditation maintenance.
  • Engage in other activities as determined by the Physician Assistant Program Director.
  • Involvement in the activities of regional, state and national organizations concerned with promoting a positive image of the PA concept.

Application and Contacts:

Gardner-Webb University offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including tuition remission and retirement plan. For consideration, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and goals to:

Professor Tracy Bell
Physician Assistant Studies Program
Gardner-Webb University
PO Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-2326

Click here to learn more about the University and the program.

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Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management

Gardner-Webb University’s Godbold School of Business invites applications for a non-tenure track nine months faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management. We value quality teaching and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach off-campus and in an online environment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach managerial concepts and strategies relating to the ethical management of production and operations in both manufacturing and service environments
  • Teach and apply quantitative and qualitative methods and tools
  • Research and apply the design, management, and improvement of operating systems and processes
  • Study problems involving scheduling, inventory control, supply chain coordination, project management, quality management, productivity improvement, operations strategy and environmentally-friendly systems
  • Know how to apply methodologies to include mathematical modeling, game theory, economic analysis and simulation

Eligibility requirements for consideration include:

  • A doctoral-level degree in Operations Management or a related field before Fall 2017
  • Willing to teach off-campus and in an online environment
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Record of successful collaboration and teamwork
  • Record of commitment to the Christian faith
  • Teaching experience in this discipline preferred
  • Business experience desirable

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The Godbold School of Business is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) worldwide.

The University desires to fill the position by August 1, 2017. Salary is negotiable, depending upon credentials and experience. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and names of three references to:

Dr. Van Graham 
Associate Dean, Godbold School of Business 
Gardner-Webb University 
Box 7308
Boiling Springs, NC 28017 
Electronic submissions welcome:

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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.

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 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


Competitive, commensurate with experience.


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

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Staff Positions

Currently, there aren't any open staff positions at Gardner-Webb University.

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