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.  

We are seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position teaching undergraduate communications to the general education population. 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. You will also have the opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and with online student populations. 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:

  • Teaches four undergraduate communications courses within the communications major through a Christian lens. Course focus is interpersonal and workplace communications.

  • Assists students outside classroom hours.

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

  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development.

  • Works with University leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing mathematics education and pedagogy.

  • Develops and administers forward-thinking short- and long-term learning plans for students’ development and growth.

  • Manages assigned resources including the budgets.

  • Mentors undergraduate majors in mathematics for secondary education, humanities, pre-nursing, and social science.

  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with professional contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and mentoring.

  • Actively participates on college and/or university committees.

  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • Master’s degree in communications with an emphasis in interpersonal and workplace communications.

  • Academic and/or professional background in interpersonal/workplace communications.

  • Minimum of 2 years' higher education teaching experience. Experience teaching communications preferred.

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

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

  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintain 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.


  • Doctoral degree in communications, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Academic and professional background in interpersonal and workplace communications.

  • Experience with curriculum development and planning.

  • Understands various methods of adult learning and has executed changes in curriculum both in online and classroom to enrich and aid in student learning outcomes.

  • 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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