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. 

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which provides a job focused education.

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 position based at our main campus in Phoenix, AZ with a start date of August 2023.

What you will do:

  • Teach Professional Writing in varying class sizes.

  • Provide direction to instructional assistants including norming and training in writing instruction.

  • Assist students outside classroom during office hours.

  • Active engagement with students outside of the classroom for special events, career preparedness, and student club activities.

  • Assist in recruitment efforts to build the undergraduate Professional Writing program

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

  • Participate in curriculum design & development.

  • Active support of college/university mission and initiatives.

  • Actively 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.

  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty.

  • Active engagement in professional development activities.

  • Compliance with all college and University policies.

  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Master's degree in English with emphasis in Professional Writing, Journalism, or related field.

  • 3-5 years of practical experience in a professional writing position.

  • 2-3 years of instructional experience at the post-secondary level.

  • Ability to teach courses in professional writing.

  • 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.

  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills

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

Bonus points:?

  • Doctoral degree in English with emphasis in Professional Writing.

  • 3-5 years of higher education teaching experience in a closely related field that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, and evaluating student achievement.

  • Experience teaching courses in developmental writing.

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

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.

  • Demonstrated engagement in the integration of Christianity with the discipline of English Rhetoric and Composition.

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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