Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon 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.  The college features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.

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.  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 faculty position and will be based on our Main Campus in Phoenix, AZ. The start date is August 12, 2019.


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach sociology courses in class sizes ranging from 20-50 learners
  • Provide direction to instructional assistants including norming and training in writing instruction
  • Assist students outside classroom hours.
  • Assist in recruitment efforts to build  an undergraduate program in sociology with an emphasis in social work
  • Assist in the design of a licensure program in social work (MSW)
  • 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.
  • Under the program’s director’s guidance, serves as the coordinator of the program’s field placement
  • Coordinates all aspects related to the field placement
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker(LMSW or LCSW)
  • Masters in Social Work or related degree
  • ABD status in a related doctoral degree (Psychology, Sociology, Education, etc)
  • Research or professional experience with social service agencies (state or non-profit)
  • Two years of instructional experience in sociology at the post-secondary level in sociology
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW)
  • Doctoral degree in a related field
  • Three years of undergraduate level teaching experience in sociology and/or social work.
  • Publication in peer reviewed journals related to social work or sociology
  • Direct experience evaluating learner achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.

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GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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