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 is a 9-month full time faculty position based at our main campus in Phoenix, AZ.


  • Teaches one or more subjects within prescribed curriculum.

  • Prepares and delivers lectures to students. Stimulates class discussions.

  • Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

  • Provides direction to instructional assistants including norming and training in writing instruction.

  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations.

  • Remains current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise.

  • Required to maintain the equivalent of a four course load (18 credit hours) either on-ground or online and assists students outside of the classroom hours.

  • Student classroom load will be assigned based upon teaching qualifications and demonstrated classroom facilitation.

  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.


  • Experience teaching courses in developmental writing.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.

  • Demonstrated engagement in the integration of Christianity with the discipline of English Rhetoric and Composition.

  • Willingness to work with colleagues at the department, college, and university levels (e.g., course development, serving on committees when selected or elected, attending meetings, advisement of development or revision of majors and minors in field of study, etc.).

  • 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.

  • Familiarity with web enhanced instructional tools such as Angel/Blackboard/WebCT.

  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.

  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in English with emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition

  • One year of instructional experience at the post-secondary level.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in English with emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition

  • Two years of instructional experience at the post-secondary level, that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.


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.

For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

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