Job Description

Grand Canyon University is 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 with a servant-leader and teaching-focused mission? Are you an industry expert who wants to share your expertise as a Social Work Professional with undergraduate students?

We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach Bachelor’s Level Social Work courses! We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community.

*Please note, this is an in person, 9-month faculty position based at GCU’s Main Campus in Phoenix, AZ.

What we are offering:

  • Projected start date - August 2023.
  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus.
  • The opportunity to contribute to and purposefully enrich the learning and development of the next generation of Social Workers.

What you will do:

  • Teach Social Work classes in an engaging manner by preparing lectures that stimulate classroom discussions.
  • Network to provide internships and job placements.
  • Remain current in the field of Social Work and effective teaching techniques.
  • Participate in faculty and college meetings and college/university committee activities.
  • Support the integrity of the GCU Christian mission, faith integration & learning outcomes.
  • Provide direction to instructional assistants including norming and training in writing instruction.
  • Assist students outside classroom during office hours.
  • Actively engage with students outside of the classroom for special events, career preparedness, and student club activities.
  • Assist in recruitment efforts to build the undergraduate program in social work.
  • Participate in curriculum design & development.
  • Actively participate on college and/or university committees.
  • Assist the Dean and Director in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.
  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty.
  • Actively engage in professional development activities.

What you will need:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.
  • At least two (2) years of post-master’s social work degree practice experience.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW).
  • Two years of instructional experience in social work at the post-secondary level.
  • 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.

Bonus points:

  • Doctorate degree in Social Work or related field (psychology, counseling, sociology, etc.).
  • Research experience with social service agencies (state or non-profit) a plus.
  • Publication in peer reviewed journals related to social work.
  • Direct experience evaluating learner achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K savings plan.
  • Free covered parking, access to our state-of-the-art Campus Activity Center and onsite gym.
  • We also offer full-time employees and their qualified dependents a Tuition Benefit Program of up to 100% of tuition costs.
  • Generous holiday and paid time off package - we aren’t kidding, it’s good!


Application Instructions

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