Job Description

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 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.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies is seeking a full time Assistant Professor with quantitative research expertise to support quality dissertation research in the doctoral programs.  The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success teaching research courses, and relevant research experience evidenced by teaching, dissertation chair/committee work, Institutional Review Board (IRB) experience, publications and conference presentations. 

This position supports Peer Review and Institutional Review Board (IRB) review processes for evaluating overall quality, scientific merit, and ethical integrity of dissertation research conducted at GCU.  This position may also provide instruction in doctoral level research and residency courses that incorporates current teaching methodologies, research design, and data analysis approaches. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking and analytic skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with doctoral learners, faculty, and administration. This position requires strong quantitative knowledge.

Position is located on GCU's Phoenix campus. Out of state candidates will be considered, however, relocation services are not offered. This is a 12 month faculty contract with a target start date of 12.03.18.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Peer Review
  • Conduct peer reviews of dissertation milestone documents (proposals and manuscripts) to evaluate overall quality, scientific merit and ethical requirements for dissertation research conducted by GCU doctoral learners.
  • Provide research support and protocol guidance through the peer review processes to doctoral learners and dissertation chairs and methodologists on study alignment, quantitative research methodologies, designs, data collection, and analytic approaches. 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Teach one online or on-ground doctoral research or residency courses per quarter within prescribed curriculum including preparation and delivery of lectures.
  • Pursue an ongoing research and publication agenda.
  • Participate in staff, faculty and College of Doctoral Studies meetings and College/University committee activities. 
  • Perform other duties as by the Director Office of Dissertations or Dean, College of Doctoral Studies.


  • Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least 3 years of research-related experience in higher education including teaching, dissertation chair, committee, and/or research methodology work.
  • Demonstrated quantitative research expertise in design and analysis through teaching, research publications, or related professional experience. Knowledge of multiple quantitative research designs.
  • Scholarly record of research publications/presentations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and Visio, with strong knowledge of SPSS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • 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. 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.

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