Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

This position teaches undergraduate mathematics courses to students in all majors, facilitates classroom discussions, and assesses student performance. In addition, this position is part of a team defining best practices in mathematics and statistics pedagogy and researching Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Courses taught include: Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Higher Geometry, Applied Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Mathematical Modeling.

Please note: This is a 9-month Faculty position based at GCU's Main Campus located off of 33rd Ave. and Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, Arizona.

The start date for this position is August 22, 2022.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Assists students outside classroom hours (15 hours per week).

  • Provides leadership and mentorship to adjunct faculty.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 APA 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.).

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution with 18 graduate credits in mathematics.

  • 2-3 years higher education teaching experience in a closely related field.

  • Ability to learn and use learning management system and mathematical software, such as MATLAB/Simulink, MyMathLab, Aleks, or Microsoft Excel.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 graduate credits in mathematics.

  • 3-5 years higher education teaching experience in a closely related field.

  • Familiarity with higher education, curriculum planning, best teaching and administrative practices; or a record of excellence in teaching.

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

  • Desire to integrate mathematical modeling principles into undergraduate mathematics courses.

       

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