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Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Theology.  For those with a passion for ministry and helping others through Christ, the College of Theology offers bachelor and master’s degrees in Christian Studies. Specializations include Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership.   

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary at Grand Canyon University is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Dean. This position supports the Dean in matters of graduate faculty management, graduate student issues, and curricular development for graduate programs. Additionally, this position provides vital leadership in shaping and attaining the mission and vision of the seminary, building a strong faculty, and equipping graduates for faithful service in coordination with the Dean. The Assistant Dean also bears responsibility for development of the seminary’s faculty and student culture as well as its reputation within the ecclesial community. This role is primarily administrative but entails a limited teaching load. This is a full time 12 month faculty contract that will start August 13, 2018.


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:

  • Assists in developing and formulating the curriculum as well as creating new academic programs.
  • Oversees and approves programmatic and course development at the graduate level in coordination with the Dean, faculty, and the Curriculum Design and Development department.
  • Manages and supports full and part-time faculty (daily oversight, support, leadership, scheduling, encouragement, correction, delegation of tasks, annual reviews, etc.)
  • Works collaboratively with supporting teams and departments to ensure efficacy and efficiency of operational systems, processes, and policies.
  • Participates in and provides leadership throughout the hiring and onboarding process for all faculty and staff positions within the seminary.
  • Reviews, revises, and develops policies related to faculty, staff, curriculum, and students as necessary to ensure the quality of the seminary’s programs and student experience.
  • Strengthens reputation and relationships of the seminary within the university, the ecclesial community, and the local community more generally.
  • Participates actively in department, college and university committees.
  • Creates, maintains, and develops collateral materials that support the seminary’s programs including catalog and website information, graduate student and faculty manuals, and other materials that support curriculum and instruction.
  • Supports promotional and enrollment efforts and initiatives in order to grow the seminary.
  • Oversees spiritual and professional formation within graduate programs and co-curricular activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • PhD or DMin degree from an accredited institution in the area of biblical studies, systematic theology, or pastoral ministry.
  • Possess significant administrative experience, exceptional communication skills, some teaching experience, and a track record of substantial involvement in the local church.
  • A background in management and/or organizational leadership will be preferred.
  • All administrators and faculty in GCU’s College of Theology are required to sign and teach in accordance with the university’s Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.
  • 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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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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Posted 18 Days Ago

Full time


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