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 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 a full-time 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. 

Please Note: This position is a 12-month faculty position with an immediate start date.

Location: Based on our Main Campus in Phoenix, AZ, in person instruction only.


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:

  • Teach evening graduate courses and daytime courses as assigned
  • Helps to respond to inquiries regarding the overall academic unit
  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards and policies
  • Support the CACREP accreditation process
  • Work collaborative with other counseling education programs hosted in different colleges
  • Serves as the point of contact and lead research faculty
  • Provides year-round leadership to non-core faculty.
  • Under the guidance of the lead core faculty, establishes program curricula and supports operational policies and procedures of the assigned counseling program.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a related field (clinical/counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, behavioral or mental health, or substance abuse counseling), AND at least one academic year as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program before July 1, 2013, AND holds a current independent license in the field of counseling, AND has experience in conducting research or scholarly related activities. 
  • Knowledge and experience of CACREP standards
  • At least one years of experience teaching ground courses 
  • independent license as a professional or clinical mental health counselor and/or school counselor.
  • Maintain an active membership to a recognized professional counseling association (American Counseling Association, ACA preferred).    
  • Show evidence of advocacy/professional service, research or scholarly activities in counseling. 
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to successfully adapt to an e-learning environment.
  • Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format, and work in an e-learning environment with students on a daily basis.
  • Availability to provide 24-hour turnaround responses to student questions and concerns.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University's Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision preferably from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Maintain an active independent license as a professional or clinical mental health counselor and/or school counselor
  • Has experience conducting research or scholarly related activities. 

We also have on-campus and remote, part-time, Adjunct positions available. To view a list of all Adjunct openings please click here.

Interested in GCU Faculty and Adjunct positions, but can't find a position that's right for you?

Submit your resume to our Faculty Jobs Talent Community to be considered for future opportunities.  Visit the Faculty Jobs page on the GCU Career Site and scroll down to join the Talent Community. 


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