Job: AQR/Assistant Professor

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Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies is seeking a full time Academic Quality Review (AQR)/Assistant Professor with quantitative research expertise to support quality dissertation research in the doctoral programs.  The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success teaching research courses, and relevant research experience evidenced by teaching, dissertation chair/committee work, Institutional Review Board (IRB) experience, grant writing, publications and conference presentations. 

This position supports Academic Quality Review (AQR) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) review processes for evaluating overall quality, scientific merit, and ethical integrity of dissertation research conducted at GCU.  This position may also provide instruction in doctoral level research and residency courses that incorporates current teaching methodologies, research design, and data analysis approaches. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking and analytic skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with doctoral learners, faculty and administration.

Position is located on GCU's Phoenix campus and is NOT a telecommuting position.  Out of state candidates will be considered, however, relocation services are not offered.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Academic Quality Review
    • Conduct AQR and IRB reviews of dissertation milestone documents (proposals and manuscripts) to evaluate overall quality, scientific merit and ethical requirements for dissertation research conducted by GCU doctoral learners.
    • Provide research support and protocol guidance through the AQR processes to doctoral learners and dissertation chairs on study alignment, quantitative research methodologies, designs, and analytic approaches.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Teach one online or on-ground doctoral research or residency courses per quarter within prescribed curriculum including preparation and delivery of lectures.
  • Pursue an ongoing research and publication agenda.
  • Participate in staff, faculty and College of Doctoral Studies meetings and College/University committee activities. 
  • Perform other duties as by the Director Office of Dissertations or Dean, College of Doctoral Studies.


  • Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least 3 years of research-related experience in higher education including teaching, dissertation chair, committee, and/or research methodology work.
  • Demonstrated quantitative research expertise in design and analysis through teaching, research publications, or related professional experience.
  • Scholarly record of research publications/presentations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and Visio.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

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Posted 20 Days Ago

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