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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 Humanities and Social Sciences, which provides a job focused education.  The college features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.

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. 

Course: PCN-475: Treatment of Addiction & Substance Use Disorders - Children and Adolescents:

  • This course focuses specifically on the special issues involved in treating children and adolescents struggling with addiction or substance use disorders and how that treatment compares to treatment of adults. Students demonstrate and apply assessment, diagnosis, and treatment methods, as well as understanding of risk factors, social influences, prevention strategies, intervention, treatment planning, and relapse prevention. The importance of family involvement, family education, and legal issues involved in treating children is also discussed. Prerequisites: PCN-100 and PCN-107.


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. 


  • Minimum: Masters (or higher) in Professional Counseling or Mental Health Counseling or Addiction Counseling or Clinical Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy from a regionally accredited university AND current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or current Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor or current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor AND 2 years of clinical experience in addictions. Exceptions may be granted to individuals with a current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or current Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor or current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor AND 2 years of clinical experience in addictions AND Masters or Doctorate in any related field AND Meets 2 or more Exceptional Expertise criteria.

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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. 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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