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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 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.

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. 

Doctoral Residency Faculty teaches residency classes to doctoral students. Courses are delivered in dual modalities, online and cohort classroom environments. This is a 12 month Faculty contract and will start ASAP.


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:

  • Facilitates residency classes, teaching subjects which are relevant to the learning needs of the doctoral candidates and in a manner which stimulates and engages active discussion and learning in the classroom.
  • Mentors and advises doctoral students as needed and refers to other GCU resources as appropriate
  • Teaches undergraduate courses or graduate courses within the requisite discipline meeting the required course load requirements.
  • Compiles, administers and grades examinations meeting prescribed deadlines.
  • Develops and provides instruction that incorporates current teaching methodologies, technologies and other trends that reflect advances in the requisite discipline educational instruction.
  • Incorporates relevant research resources and experiential activities to support course objectives, lectures and learning outcomes.
  • Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading.
  • Develops and administers forward thinking short and long term learning plans for students’ development and growth
  • Maintains compliance with requirements for program accreditation.
  • Assesses student performance in accordance with University Assessment Practices.
  • Assist with curriculum design and development; be a sound advocate for change to programs, curriculum and teaching methodologies/pedagogies.
  • Engages regularly in professional development activities
  • Participates actively in college or university committees for advancing the overall educational mission of the university.
  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students and staff.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to adjunct faculty.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with professional contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and student mentoring.
  • Assists college administration in developing internal and external communities that promote the Colleges academic programs/majors.
  • Maintains compliance with all college and University policies and program accreditation/licensure requirements.
  • Effectively utilizes assigned resources including any budget allocations.
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.


  • Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years’ research related experience in higher education, including teaching, dissertation chair, committee and/or research methodology work.
  • Ability to use different teaching methods and to transmit information in a manner which is accessible and comprehensible to students
  • Strong analytical skills including ability to think synthetically and analytically with the ability to communicate complicated information in a comprehensible manner.
  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning, education deployment/delivery including distance education/online classrooms.
  • Strong understanding of curriculum design and development and peer curriculum reviews.
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to effectively mentor and guide students.

    A respect for and ability to work with students.

  • Ability to navigate Instructional tools, overhead projectors, computer assisted presentations, web based tools such as Loud Cloud.
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values based education from a Christian perspective.
  • Strong ability to compose written communications (when necessary in AP format) in a manner which ensures collective understanding.
  • Strong understanding of student assessment of learning outcomes and how instructional efforts support the learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior congruent with GCU’s pillars and mission with a commitment to Christian ideals and philosophy.
  • Participation in and/or support of the university’s programs in all areas including an evident congruence with the philosophy and direction of the institution, and service to the community.
  • Demonstrates through example the active support of the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of GCU.
  • Ability to develop collaborative and cooperative relationships with committees, colleagues, faculty and administration.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, databases, and routine office software (email, internet, etc.)
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

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

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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 11 Days Ago

Full time


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