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.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences helps students become creative, ethical, and critical thinkers in the workplace.  We apply experiences with practical application to develop leaders in various fields of study.   

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 on a thriving diverse campus. 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.

We are seeking a full-time faculty member to teach Bachelor’s level Social Work courses! GCU BSW's program is now fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. 

What you will do:

  • Teach Social Work courses to a diverse group of undergraduate students.

  • Serve on Departmental Committees to support the creativity, growth and development of the program.

  • Engage students in professional advisement.

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

  • 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.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

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 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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