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Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an online adjunct faculty member for the online division in the College of Education. Whether students are looking to start or advance their career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas including early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education degrees, TESOL and special education.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction in an online format, incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction, we’d like to hear from you. 


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.


  • Preferred: Doctorate in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages or Doctorate in Teaching English as a Second Language or Doctorate in Second Language Acquisition or Doctorate in Second Languages and Cultures or Doctorate in Multicultural Education or Doctorate in Bilingual Education or Applied Linguistics or Curriculum and Instruction or related field AND valid state teacher certification. Minimum: Masters in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages or Teaching English as a Second Language or Second Language Acquisition or Multicultural Education or Bilingual Education or Applied Linguistics or Curriculum and Instruction or related field AND a valid state teacher certification in ESL or bilingual education or a valid state teacher certification in elementary or secondary or early childhood or special education and endorsement in ESL or bilingual education. AND exceptional expertise to include a minimum of two items from the following criteria: 1. Is enrolled in a terminal/doctoral degree program with a minimum of 18 credits successfully completed. 2. Has minimum of 4 years experience as a board member on two or more boards related to content areas. 3. Has been recognized with two or more awards for their expertise in content area. 4. Has over 3 publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 7 years. 5. Holds a minimum of 4 years experience in leadership position within their respective professional association. 6. Have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in the field for which they would be assigned a course. 7. Hold certifications in their respective content area above and beyond degree credentials. 8. Holds or has held a position as a director or higher in the work setting for a minimum of 8 years in the area related to the course. All instructors must have a minimum of three years experience teaching English Language Learners AND At least six graduate level credit hours in foundations and methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education or equivalent content.

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Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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