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. 

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is seeking a full-time faculty member for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) program which is currently in development

GCU’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions is seeking an innovative faculty member. As a full-time Faculty member, you will provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.

As this program is still in the developmental stages, the faculty member will have the unique opportunity to provide input to shape course development, structure, and focus of the program. Initial responsibilities will include collaborating with department leadership and faculty to design courses, develop program policies and procedures, and have an important role in preparing for ACOTE accreditation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building an exceptional graduate program from the ground up and take pride in creating a nurturing educational environment that allows students to thrive. As the program evolves, responsibilities will shift toward teaching courses, advising students, supervising students with hands-on learning and simulation, and assessing student learning outcomes.  The faculty member may teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

Target Hire: June 2024

Location: The role is located at our main campus- 33rd and Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona

Schedule: 12-month, full time benefits eligible.  Hybrid schedule with minimum 3 days/week on campus.  Opportunity for clinical practice release. 

Benefits: Full benefits portfolio including tuition package. Professional development allowance. 

What you will do:

  • Deliver instruction to students. 
  • Stimulate class discussions.
  • Provide students with feedback on examinations and assignments.
  • Remain current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise.
  • Participate in activities that support development of the program and the accreditation process.
  • Maintain a course load consistent with the university's definition of full-time status (80-100 students).   

What you need:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in occupational therapy. 
  • University teaching experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
  • Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: functional anatomy and physiology, neuro and physiologic rehab, psychosocial practice.
  • Experience working with the accreditation process preferred.
  • Active, current, unencumbered, unrestricted OT license. Eligibility for Arizona state licensure.
  • Evidence of involvement in one’s professional area (I.e., membership in professional organizations, presentations, research, and /or publications). 
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

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

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