Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences helps students become creative, ethical, and critical thinkers in the workplace.  We apply experiences with practical application to develop leaders in various fields of study.   

Grand Canyon University is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in Honors and English.  Courses taught include Intersections Between the Humanities and Sciences, Knowledge and Technology in the Humanities, and other undergraduate general education courses. 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 starting in August 2024 and based at our main campus in Phoenix, AZ.

What you will do:

  • Teach a variety of honors-level courses with a focus on the humanities, and other English courses, to a wide range of learners through a Christian lens.

  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty. Provide direction to instructional assistants including norming and training in writing instruction and content.

  • Assist students outside classroom hours. May work outside normal business hours in support of student clubs and field trips.

  • Stay current on topics and practices related to the discipline.

  • Participate in curriculum design & development.

  • Active support of college/university mission and initiatives and 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

  • Active engagement in professional development activities.

  • Compliance with all college and University policies.

  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • Master's degree in English, Literature, Rhetoric, Composition, and similar majors.

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

  • Ability to teach courses in a wide range of history focused topics with honors-level rigor.

  • 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

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


  • Ph.D. in English, Literature, Rhetoric, Composition, and similar majors.

  • 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.

  • Background in World Literature, British Literature, or American Literature.

  • Experience teaching courses in History with honors-level rigor.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

Application Instructions

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