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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 Doctoral Studies , which offers programs tailored towards the interests of our students, including: Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership,  Doctor of Business Administration , and Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology.  Specializations are offered that respond to the needs of a global society.

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.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Consult on study design for doctoral students in the Ed.D, Ph.D, and/or DBA programs for approximately 75 learners
  • Provide high quality, substantive, and timely methodological feedback on doctoral artifacts
  • Participate in proposal and dissertation defense calls
  • Participate in dissertation committee meetings as needed
  • Participate in monthly SDA methodologist and chair meetings
  • Support processes and procedures for promoting quality dissertation research.
  • Maintain records and updates as required by the college for each learner


  • Doctorate (Ed.D, Ph.D, or DBA) from a regionally accredited institution with scholarly publications/presentations is required.
  • Three years or more experience teaching graduate level statistics or research methods (qualitative or quantitative or mixed)
  • Experience working online and/or in a virtual team environment desired
  • Preference given to individuals with demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring graduate students and peer-reviewed publications/presentations
  • 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 14 Days Ago

Part time


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