Job Description

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.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


  • Preferred: Doctorate in Early Childhood Education or Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or Doctorate in Instructional Leadership or Doctorate in Organizational Leadership or Doctorate in Educational Psychology or related field AND valid state teacher certification. Minimum: Masters in Education or Masters in Early Childhood Education or related field AND (possess 1 or 2 or 3): 1. A valid state teacher certification in Early Childhood Education. 2. A valid state teacher certification in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. 3. A minimum of two items from the following criteria: a. Leadership position and/or membership in an educational advisory board or a department of education sponsored committee such as a school improvement solutions team within the past five years. b. A minimum of one publication of article(s) in a professional education magazine or journal within the last five years. c. A minimum of 2 presentation(s) such as in-service for teachers and/or administrators on best practices within the last five years. d. Subject matter expert; wrote new curriculum or revised materials for in the field of early childhood education within the last five years. e. A minimum of five years of successful classroom teaching experience within Birth-Grade 3 setting as evidenced through employer evaluations. f. Evidence of a minimum of 2 years of part-time or full-time teaching experience in higher education (undergraduate or graduate level) in the area of Early Child Education. AND (must have a minimum of two from among 4-11) 4. Is enrolled in a terminal/doctoral degree program with a minimum of 18 credits successfully completed. 5. Has minimum of 4 years experience as a board member on two or more boards related to content areas. 6. Has been recognized with two or more awards for their expertise in content area. 7. Has over 3 publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 7 years. 8. Holds a minimum of 4 years experience in leadership position within their respective professional association. 9. Have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in the field for which they would be assigned a course. 10. Hold certifications in their respective content area above and beyond degree credentials. 11. 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 of experience as an early childhood classroom teacher, early childhood instructional specialist, Birth-Grade 3 team lead, Birth-Grade 3 department chair, early childhood curriculum coach, or new teacher mentor of Birth-Grade 3 teachers.

Before submitting your application please attach the following to review:

  • Your unofficial transcripts for any applicable conferred graduate degrees.
  • Any applicable licenses/certifications



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