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. 

Do you want to be part of a growing College of Engineering and Technology with a teaching-focused mission? Are you an industry expert who wants to share your expertise as an Engineering Professional with undergraduate students? We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for. 

The College of Engineering and Technology, is seeking a full time faculty member to teach Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace emphasis for the traditional ground campus.

Do you want to work collaboratively across all colleges, and with industry leaders to promote human flourishing?  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community and integrate faith.

Location:   GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and online student population

  • 9 month faculty role teaching starting August 2024

What you will do:

  • Equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession. 

  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major, mentors and assists undergraduate majors in electrical engineering outside class

  • room hours.

  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development.

  • Works with leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing engineering education.

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

  • Assists the University in building a solid foundation for growth of engineering programs.

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

  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry to support internships, project collaborations, industrial mentoring and Capstone projects.

  • Assists the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.

What you need:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace engineering, or mechanical engineering with an emphasis in aerospace engineering, from a regionally accredited institution.

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in the aerospace industry or higher education teaching experience in an aerospace program. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted. 

  • An extensive, advanced, and current knowledge of aerospace engineering, specifically, in one of the following sub-disciplines - aerospace structural design and analysis (finite-element analysis and mechanics of aerospace materials and composites or closely related field.

  • Able to teach related coursework in aerospace or mechanical engineering technology.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 3-5 years of aerospace industry experience and aerospace or mechanical engineering teaching experience.

  • 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.

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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