Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Exercise Science Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the  College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Through hands-on, project-based learning, the college provides an outlet for innovation and cross-disciplinary exposure. It features programs in pre-professional Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Exercise science, alongside degrees in Information Systems and Engineering.

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. Faculty cultivate a supportive classroom environment, provide for the mentorship of students in our science programs, and have the opportunity to participate in faculty-driven research projects coupled to undergraduate student training.  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.

We are currently hiring Exercise Science Faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology who will normally teach 4-5 undergraduate sections per term, and provide student support and service to the College and University.  Please note, this is a 9-month position that starts in August 2019 for the Fall and Spring semesters, with supplemental teaching opportunities available in the summer.  This position will teach a variety of Exercise Science coursework, with a focus on Sports Performance/Strength and Conditioning.  Please attach a complete CV and 1-2 page Teaching Statement to your online application. Your Teaching Statement should include a summary of the coursework you are prepared to teach and your experience with each.


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 is a 9-month position.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach courses within the major.
  • Assist students outside classroom hours.
  • Stay current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Participate in curriculum design & development.
  • Actively support college/university mission and initiatives.
  • Actively participate on college and/or university committees
  • Assist the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.
  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty
  • Actively engage in professional development activities
  • Compliance with all college and University policies.
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or closely-related field
  • NSCA/CSCS certification  
  • One year of professional experience in the field of strength and conditioning/sports performance at the collegiate level or higher.
  • One year of instructional experience at the post-secondary level
  • Familiarity with web-enhanced instructional tools such as Angel/Blackboard/Loudcloud
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or closely-related field, with strong knowledge and teaching experience in human musculoskeletal function.
  • NSCA/CSCS certification and ACSM certification in clinical exercise physiology.
  • Five years of professional experience in the field of strength and conditioning/sports performance at the collegiate level or higher.
  • Three 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.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.


Application Instructions

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