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. 

This is a 9-10 month, 32-hour per week position.


  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major, and general education courses.

  • Assists students outside classroom hours (8-9 hours per week).

  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline and best practices in pedagogy.

  • Actively supports college/university mission.

  • Active engagement in professional development activities.

  • Compliance with all college and University policies.

  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.


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

  • 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 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.)

Education and/or Experience: 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in history from a regionally accredited institution with 18 graduate credits in history.

  • 2-3 years of instructional experience at the post-secondary level.

  • Ability to teach survey history courses in US or World History.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in history from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 graduate credits in history.

  • 3-5 years higher education teaching experience that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, and evaluating student achievement.

  • Experience teaching a variety of history courses as well as survey courses in US or World History.

  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning, education deployment/delivery including distance education/online services and classroom.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.

  • Demonstrated engagement in the integration of Christianity with the discipline of history.


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 24 Days Ago

Full time


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