Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

PLEASE NOTE: This position will be based on our Main Campus in Phoenix, AZ and has an anticipated start date August 10, 2020.

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time 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 Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Biology, Forensic 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.

Faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology 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 (Fall/Spring semester) position that starts in August 2020 for the Fall and Spring semesters, with supplemental teaching opportunities available in the summer.  Please attach a complete CV and 1-3 page Teaching Statement to your online application. This position will teach various Forensic Science courses, and will also require significant teaching in support of other areas, such as introductory-level and general-level Chemistry, Biology, or other Science courses. Your Teaching Statement must include a brief summary of the coursework you are prepared to teach and your experience with such, and a description of your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.


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:

  • Teaching courses within the science majors.
  • Assisting students outside classroom hours.
  • Staying current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Participation in curriculum design & development.
  • Active support of college/university mission and initiatives.
  • Active participation on college and/or university committees
  • Assisting the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.
  • Providing 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 Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, or closely-related field
  • Two years of experience working in a forensic laboratory setting
  • 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 Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, or closely-related field.
  • Four years of experience working in a forensic laboratory setting
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a broad spectrum of Forensic Science-related coursework including crime scene processing and the analysis of various forms of physical evidence, as well as experience or ability teaching introductory and general Chemistry.

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

Submit your resume to our Faculty Jobs Talent Community to be considered for future opportunities.  Visit the Faculty Jobs page on the GCU Career Site and scroll down to join the Talent Community.


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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