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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 private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and whole heartedly support Christian values.

 

Faculty Positions 

 

Instructor of English

 

Gardner-Webb University seeks qualified candidates for a position as Instructor of English beginning with the fall 2015 semester. Applicants should have an earned Master’s-level degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field, and must have a strong commitment to teaching first-year composition and basic English.

 

The successful applicant will teach four courses each fall and spring semester (summer teaching is optional) and will serve the department and the university in accordance with expectations for rank.

 

The University desires to fill the position before August 1, 2015. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of a similar size and purpose. 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 three letters of recommendation to: Dr. David Parker, P.O. Box 7278, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. E-mail: dparker@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month non-tenure-track position for an Instructor in the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) to begin August, 2015.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Planning, coordinating and administering campus laboratory experiences for students to support all nursing programs
  • Utilizing the computer to maintain inventories of supplies, and utilizing software applications and programming simulations
  • Collaborating with faculty to assure safe, effective simulation and laboratory activities.
  • Teaching and managing assigned courses
  • Collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the HSON and the University
  • Identification of the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with colleagues, the Chairs and the Dean to insure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operation.
  • Student advisement
  • Providing service to the University, HSON, and 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 and BSN 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 will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs.

 

Education Requirements:

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with one degree in nursing.

 

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 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 teaching expertise based on clinical competence, computer skills and current classroom modalities

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with simulation
  • College level teaching experience
  • 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 Sharon Starr, PhD, RN, P.O. Box 7309, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to sstarr@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Reference and Instruction Librarian

 

Gardner-Webb University is seeking a person to fill the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. This position provides reference service and instruction to the students, faculty, and staff of Gardner-Webb University. In addition, the position participates in collection development, information literacy curriculum development and instruction, library web site development and improvement, the creation and dissemination of information literacy instruction materials and tools, and strategic planning for the library.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides on-site and virtual reference service, using the reference collection and a variety of print and online resources.
  • Shares responsibilities with other librarians for providing library instruction lectures and tours as needed.
  • Prepares appropriate instructional tools such as written exercises, LibGuides, and video tutorials.
  • Shares responsibility with other librarians in designing, developing and enhancing the library web page.
  • Participates in maintaining an up-to-date reference collection, suggesting items to add and weed.
  • Supervises the Interlibrary Loan Assistant and the overall processes in the Interlibrary Loan Department.
  • Serves the University as a faculty member, with attendant committee and other responsibilities.
  • Serves as Library Liaison to designated Departments or Schools as assigned.

 

Qualifications:The Master of Library Science (or a comparable degree) from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required. Five years or more of professional library experience is preferred. Expertise with instructional tools such as LibGuides, Camtasia, Captivate, and Blackboard is desired.

 

The position will remain open until filled with a projected start date of July 1, 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to mroby@gardner-webb.edu.

 

As a university affiliated on a mutually voluntary basis with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the National Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Gardner-Webb University employs persons who participate in and wholeheartedly support the value system of the Christian church.

 

Principal Faculty-Physician Assistant Studies Program

 

Mission Statement: Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

 

Position Summary: This is a university 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 for which he or she is qualified. The incumbent who serves in this position will work closely with the Director of Didactic Education to review, revise, and create lecture materials. He/she will also work 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:

  • Design, review, and/or modify as appropriate existing curricula to correspond 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.
  • Generate and deliver classroom lectures and clinical skills instruction within the basic medical and clinical science topics for which he/she is assigned.
  • 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
  • Educate preceptors and staff members at clinical sites regarding objectives and expectations.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The incumbent should have the requirements listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A Master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certification, and eligible for license to practice in North Carolina.
  • Two years of clinical experience.
  • 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.

 

The successful candidate will work with a team of 6 Physician Assistants and Physicians in a program that will matriculate its second class in January 2015. GWU is located 50 miles west of Charlotte, NC in the Piedmont area of Western North Carolina. Asheville, NC with hiking and a wealth of outdoor activities is 65 miles north. The GWU main campus of 200 acres is located in Boiling Springs, NC.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send via email a cover letter providing a narrative of your qualifications and goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

 

Terry Mulligan, M.S., PA-C
Gardner-Webb University, PA Studies
Box 7252
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
tmulligan@gardner-webb.edu

 

Full-Time Faculty-Voice

 

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in voice in the Department of Music (tenure-track possible, rank dependent on qualifications). Tenor or bass preferred but all voice types encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities include teaching applied voice, directing opera workshop scenes or fully staged operas bi-annually, serving as co-music director and vocal coach for bi-annual musicals, and teaching additional courses including vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, lyric diction, performance seminar, and music survey as needed. Terminal degree or ABD preferred. The qualified candidate will be an excellent collaborator with proven success in applied and classroom teaching. Additional duties consist of serving on departmental or school-wide committees, recruiting talented students, advising students and remaining actively involved in performance, pedagogical or scholarly pursuits. Review of applications will begin on February 15 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for four references via email to Dr. Patricia Sparti, Chair, Vocal Search Committee at psparti@gardner-webb.edu or
(704-406-4453). Letters of recommendation may be included. Any additional materials will be requested as needed.

 

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month position, tenure or non-tenure track, for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Hunt School of Nursing (SON) to begin August, 2015.

 

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 insure efficiency in Program, SON and University operation. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, SON, 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 and BSN 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. Concentrations in the DNP program include Educational Leadership and Management/ Leadership. Responsibilities will include teaching courses from one or more of these programs. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner program, offered year round, providing a variety of teaching opportunities in fall, spring, summer and online.

 

Required Credentials:

  • National Certification as a 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

 

Preferred Credentials:
  • Doctorate in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner certification

 

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:

  • 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.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure and advanced practice approval in North Carolina
  • 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. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Anna S. Hamrick, DNP, FNP-C, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Hunt School of Nursing, P.O. Box 7309, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Electronic submissions should be sent to ashamrick@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

 

Gardner-Webb University seeks qualified candidates for a position as Assistant Professor of American Sign Language. GWU offers a Major in ASL with a minor in Interpreting. Applicants should have an earned graduate degree, superior or superior plus on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview, American Sign Language Teacher Association certification and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and public outreach. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in a related field and training as a SLPI evaluator.

 

Gardner-Webb University currently offers a four year degree in American Sign Language with a minor in interpreting. Our goal is to prepare students to interpret in the community, to teach ASL, and to have the language skills and cultural sensitivity necessary to work with deaf people in a variety of settings. Many of our students go on to complete graduate degrees in Deaf Education, Counseling, and Social Work.

 

The University desires to fill the position no later than August 1, 2015. Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of a similar size and purpose. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Bernhard Martin, P.O. Box 7266, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017. E-mail: bmartin13@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, private institution with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts, located in Boiling Springs, NC (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional fields to approximately 4000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

 

Physician Assistant Studies Program Director

 

Department: Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Sciences

Supervisor: Associate Provost for Professional and Graduate Studies

 

Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

 

Position Summary: Gardner-Webb University seeks an experienced Program Director for the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Program in the College of Health Sciences. Gardner-Webb has received Accreditation-Provisional by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The first cohort of students began classes in January 2014. The director will serve with a team of collaborative and committed colleagues in the PAS program. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position with academic rank based upon the appointee’s academic and experiential qualifications. Candidates must have earned a master’s degree from an accredited PAS program and institution and hold a current NCCPA certification or be a board certified (ABMS or AOA) physician with a current North Carolina license or be able to be licensed in North Carolina. A doctoral degree in an area related to requirements of the position, higher education teaching experience, and previous experience as an administrator in a PA program are highly desired. A minimum of three years' experience as a clinically practicing PA is required. In partnership with the Associate Provost for Professional and Graduate Studies, the Director will be responsible for the supervision, planning, development, implementation, organization, administration, evaluation, and general effectiveness of the Physician Assistant Studies program.

 

Program Director’s Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Demonstrate good communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills and possess a progressive, collaborative management style.
  • Oversee and direct academic programs and community partnerships; and serve as an integral member of the College of Health Sciences leadership team.
  • Direct and oversee personnel management, faculty development, new program development and implementation, curriculum assessment and revision, budgeting, strategic planning, facilities management and technology coordination.    
  • Explore and assist in securing external funding through preparation of grants, reports, and self-studies related to program development. 
  • Manage all fiscal responsibilities for program and make appropriate recommendations to the Associate Provost.
  • Encourage curricular revision to keep pace with technologic and scientific advances in health science.
  • Serve on institutional and professional committees.
  • Maintain clinical competence as a health educator and physician assistant and obtain and maintain NCCPA certification
  • Provide direction and supervision of PA self-study, substantive change reports and other accreditation documentation to meet PA accreditation standards of ARC-PA.
  • Oversee close contact with clinical preceptors to ensure that the continuity and quality of clinical instruction is maintained.
  • Ensure program operations are in harmony with the policies and regulations governing the GWU School of Graduate Studies.
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty partners from the College of Health Sciences to develop,implement,and evaluate inter-professional activities.
  • Provide administrative oversight of Remediation/Adverse Actions of student files.
  • Provide administrative oversight of program’s admissions processes.
  • Participate in activities of state,regional,and national organizations to promote a positive image of the PAS concept within academic,lay,and professional communities.
 

GWU is located 50 miles west of Charlotte, NC, in the Piedmont area of Western North Carolina. Asheville, NC, with hiking and a wealth of outdoor activities is 65 miles north. The GWU main campus of 200 acres is located in Boiling Springs, NC.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send via email a cover letter providing a narrative of your interest, qualifications, and goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

 

Dr. Jeff Rogers, Search Committee Chair
Dean, Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies

Phone (704) 406-4724  Fax (704) 406-3859

jrogers3@gardner-webb.edu

  

Staff Positions

  

Director of Academic Support for Student-Athletes

 

Responsibilities: Serve as the academic support resource for an NCAA Division I institution sponsoring 22 intercollegiate sports. The individual will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and work as a part of a student success team. Major responsibilities would include monitoring the academic progress of all student-athletes; serving as the liaison among the advising center, athletics department, and faculty; adhering to all NCAA Division I eligibility and institutional requirements for athletic participation; assisting student-athletes with information and referrals as needed for academic success and graduation and assisting in the compilation and maintenance of academic statistical data related to Graduation Success Rates (GSR) and Academic Performance Rates (APR), team and individual grade point averages, and overall athletic departmental performance.

 

Minimal Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated collaborative skills as a team member; effective written and oral communication skills; high organizational ability; outstanding problem solving skills; commitment and effectiveness in working with diverse student populations; commitment to maintaining high academic and ethical standards; participating in continuing education in both academic advising and NCAA Division I rules and regulations; and supportive of the mission of Gardner-Webb University.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in appropriate field and/or experience in athletic eligibility and/or academic advising; and a working knowledge of FERPA and NCAA Division I rules and regulations.

 

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and five references to the Director of Academic Support Search Committee through email to tearls@gardner-webb.edu. Phone Number: (704) 406-4563.

 

Review of information will begin on April 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905 and employs individuals who participate in and whole-heartedly support Christian values.

 

Web Developer

 

The Web Developer is a member of the Creative Services team who supports the strategic initiatives of Gardner-Webb University by developing and updating the GWU website. He/She works collaboratively with the IT and marketing departments, along with graphic designers, content strategists, and content contributors. This position requires synthesis between design and development, primarily with a communications and marketing-related focus.  Essential responsibilities/duties will include creating and updating web pages within a template-based content management system, working with University faculty and staff to maintain their program/department pages, and working with HTML/CSS to create new/modify existing templates to provide a more diverse look and feel to the present site and meet the University’s communications and marketing needs.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary.  Some weekend/evening work required.

 

Familiarity with a CMS, proficiency in HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/PHP/MySQL, experience with design/coding principles, knowledge of responsive design techniques and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite are required.  Candidates should be able to effectively communicate and work in teams and should have an interest in and ability to research web technologies on a continual basis. Experience working with web servers such as Tomcat or Apache HTTPD is preferred but not required.

 

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and possess three to five years related experience and/or training. Work in a nonprofit or education environment is preferred but not required.  

 

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2015. Applicants should submit a resume, portfolio/work samples, and cover letter to Heather Bridges, Director of Creative Services, at hbridges@gardner-webb.edu.

 

 

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution with a strong emphasis in the Liberal Arts, located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering 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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.