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 Science, Engineering and Technology.  Through hands-on, project-based learning, the college provides an outlet for innovation and cross-disciplinary exposure. It also features pre-professional degrees in biology, alongside our degrees in information systems and engineering, and forensic science and exercise science programs.

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.

We are currently hiring for a 9 month Software Engineering Faculty to start in August 2019 for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Please also attach a complete CV and 1-2 page Teaching Statement to your online application.


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:

  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major.
  • Assists students outside classroom hours.
  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline.
  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development.
  • Works with University leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing science and technology education.
  • Develops and administers forward-thinking short and long term plans for development and growth.
  • Provides vision and leadership promoting consensus building and collaboration.
  • Assists the University in building a solid foundation for growth of science, engineering, and technology programs.
  • Manages assigned resources including the budgets.
  • Mentors undergraduate majors in science, engineering, and technology.
  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.
  • Actively supports college/university mission and initiatives.
  • Actively participates on college and/or university committees.
  • Assists the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.
  • Provides leadership to adjunct faculty.
  • Active engagement in professional development activities.
  • Compliance with all college and University policies.
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MBA, Education, or a related technical field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Any two of the following criteria:
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a board member on two or more boards related to software engineering, computer science, or software development
    • Has been recognized with two or more awards for their expertise in software engineering
    • Has over three publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 7 years
    • Has a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a leadership position within their respective professional association
    • Greater than 5 years’ work experience in computer programming or computer science.
    • Holds multiple certifications in computer programming or related fields, above and beyond their degree credentials.
    • Holds or has held a position as a director or higher in the work setting associated with computer programming or a related field.
  • 5 years’ relevant work experience which may include progressive business/managerial experience in a field related to the computer programming disciplines, or higher education teaching experience in a closely related field. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted.
  • An extensive, advanced and current knowledge of software engineering, software development or closely related field.
  • Deep knowledge of Java SE, Java EE, C.
  • Extensive knowledge of embedded systems.
  • Familiarity with higher education, curriculum planning, best teaching and administrative practices; or a record of excellent in teaching.
  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning, education deployment/delivery including distance education/online services and classroom
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Administration, Education or closely related technical field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Comprehensive and extensive Industry experience, and interdisciplinary teaching experience.
  • Strong software development background in multiple programming languages.

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Application Instructions

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