Job Description

Faculty - Electrical Engineering - College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Electrical Engineering Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  We take an active learning approach that focuses on project-based learning that provides a basis for innovation and cross-disciplinary exposure.

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 in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d love to hear from you. 


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.  This 9-month faculty position is open now and will be filled ASAP.  Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major
  • Assists students outside classroom hours
  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development
  • Works with leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing engineering education
  • Develops and administers forward-thinking short- and long-term plans for development and growth
  • Provides vision and leadership promoting consensus building and collaboration
  • Assists the University in building a solid foundation for growth of engineering programs
  • Mentors undergraduate majors in electrical engineering
  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry to support internships, project collaborations, industrial mentoring and Capstone projects
  • Actively supports college/university mission and initiatives
  • Actively participates on college and/or university committees
  • Assists the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University
  • Provides leadership to adjunct faculty
  • Active engagement in professional development activities
  • Compliance with all college and University policies
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience or higher education teaching experience. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted. 
  • An extensive, advanced and current knowledge of electrical engineering, specifically, in one of the following sub-disciplines - Power Systems, robotics, Circuit Design (both digital and analog), computer architecture, embedded systems, digital systems  or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Able to teach related coursework in electrical engineering technology
  • Ability to work "hands on" with engineering instrumentation and devices.
  • Working knowledge of Labview, a circuit simulator such as Spice or Multisim, and mathematical software such as MATLAB or equivalent.
  • Ability to program in a high-level, general purpose computer languages such as C/C++.
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.
  • 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 electrical engineering, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution.  
  • 3-5 years of industry experience and electrical engineering teaching experience
  • Familiarity with higher education, curriculum planning, best teaching and administrative practices; and a record of excellence in teaching.
  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning

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