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 Nursing and Health Care Professions at our campus in Phoenix, AZ.  The College, boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.

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. 

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is seeking a full time ground/campus faculty for the DNP program. This position will develop and provide instruction that incorporates current teaching methodologies, technologies, and other trends that reflect advances in specific areas of the discipline.


  • Remains current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise.
  • Required to maintain the equivalent of a full course load (16 credit hours and 100 students).
  • Actively assists DNP students with direct practice improvement project and/or serves on DNP curriculum committee.
  • Faculty responsibilities include: plan, implement, and evaluate nursing degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
  • Teaching, scholarship, and service are components of work expectations of faculty.
  • Assume leadership for overall DNP curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, assuring quality and adherence to standards and requirements of relevant accreditation and certification bodies, State Board of Nursing, and other relevant curricular and program standards.
  • Additional responsibilities include: new program (regional, national, international) development, implementation, administration, and evaluation; preparation of accreditation and other relevant program reports; grant writing in support of the program, student recruitment, admissions, and advisement, development of informational webinars and other technology-based venues for information and ongoing program activities, teaching courses in her/his area of expertise, maintenance of an ongoing program of scholarship and dissemination (publications, presentations activities), community and academic service activities and participation in national, university, college-level committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) required.
  • Eighteen (18) hours of graduate study in a field relevant to teach responsibilities.
  • Three or more years of teaching and/or relevant nursing/medical experience.
  • Administrative experience preferred.
  • Communication, problem solving, computer literacy, management, and organizational skills.
  • Unencumbered, current RN Licensure in Arizona with multistate privileges or a compact state with multistate privileges required upon start. 
  • A respect for and ability to work with students.
  • Evidence of involvement in one's professional area (e.g. membership in professional organizations, presentations, research, and/or publications.
  • Participation in and/or support of the university program in all areas including an evident congruence with the philosophy and direction of the institution, and service to the community.
  • Must successfully pass a drug test.
  • 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.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

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Posted 10 Days Ago

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