Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an adjunct faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction 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 in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you. 

Immediate part-time, Evening instructors (In Person, on the Main Campus) needed for Advanced Pharmacology.

Only those in Phoenix and the surrounding areas will be considered. Must be willing to be on the Main Campus, 1 day a week from 5 PM- 9PM.

Class runs for 16 weeks, 1 evening per week, on the Main Campus.  Must be available for 4 hours, from 5 PM-9 PM, as the student demand and staffing need arises.

NUR-635: Advanced Pharmacology

This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their practical implication in clinical practice. This course also places an emphasis on the strong influence of physiological variables (age, ethnicity, or pregnancy) and pathological conditions (hepatic or renal insufficiency, cardiac dysfunction) on drugs’ pharmacological response. An in-depth understanding of the relationship between patient’s physiological/pathological variables and pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics can provide additional insight for practitioners in predicting potential drug interactions, and thus will provide additional guidance in prescribing strategies. This course also includes clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; clinical toxicology; and pathology and pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular, psychiatric, endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal, bone and joint, infectious, reproductive, and dermatological disorders. 



  • Required: Masters degree in Nursing (APRN) or a PharmD., DO, MD, or Master's prepared Physician's Assistant.
  • APRNs must maintain an active, current and unencumbered license. Current board certification required in area of practice for MD and DO.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience.
  • All license must be issued two year's prior to application date.
  • APRN Must hold ANCC or AANP (or similar) certification.
  • Please attach unofficial transcript reflecting conferred/awarded date. 
  • Proficient in English, Grammar, and writing in APA format.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen. 
  • Class is 1 evening per week on the Main Campus.  Must be available for 4 hours,from 5 PM-9 PM, as the student demand and staffing need arises.


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.

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GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

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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Posted 16 Days Ago

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