Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintains professional competence in academic discipline through reading, research and professional affiliations, and submits evidence of participation as necessary.

  • Plans course instruction based on the approved syllabus/course outline provided to assure course content and learning objectives are met.

  • Presents subject matter in an engaging and meaningful manner to students, following approved curriculum/course outline(s).

  • Designs, administers, and grades examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus and as approved by the Academic Dean

  • Achieves assigned retention rate in accordance with the institution, accreditation, and company guidelines by maintaining accurate attendance records and communicating attendance concerns to the Academic Program Director and/or Dean.

  • Responds to all student questions in a timely fashion and within the College’s guidelines and maintain open communications with students.

  • Maintains accurate records and completes as necessary all end-of-term responsibilities, including submission of final grades, copies of exams, attendance records, and any other designated materials.

  • Participates in course/program evaluations, course improvement and development.


QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in order to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Demonstrable experience in course development including mapping, preparation of presentation/lecture notes and other materials for online delivery.

  • Demonstrable experience in creating diversified assignments.

  • Commitment to student success and to developing student-centered solutions.

  • Ability to draft objective test materials.

  • Experience with online or web-based educational delivery systems and a proficiency in computer/information/digital communication technologies.

For Undergraduate and Graduate Programs:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the subject area OR Master’s degree with 18 semester credit hours of graduate level coursework in the subject area.

  • Two years’ work experience.

  • Note: an undergraduate degree may be allowable for certain programs

For Doctoral Programs:

  • A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the field of specialty.

  • If required by program, current national or state credentials/licensing.

  • If required by program, a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience.

For Clinical Programs:

  • Refer to the guidelines established for each College and program.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following physical demands are estimated by the amount of time spent. Usually, the amount of time spent will be estimated on a daily basis, but depending on the position could be estimated on a weekly basis or a monthly basis.

Constantly: 60%+ or 5-8 hrs/shift Occasionally: 10%-25% or 1-2 hrs/shift

Frequently: 25%-60% or 4-5 hrs/shift Rarely: Less than 10% or less than 2 hrs/shift

  • Work is constantly performed in an office or similar environment utilizing a computer to access networked programs.

  • Work constantly involves accessing a computer to communicate with students, post assignments, materials and documents, create documents, review posts and communications from students, review student coursework, grade coursework and assignments, conduct research, respond to communications.

  • Work constantly involves reviewing, identifying, researching, scrutinizing, selecting, comprehending, discerning, comparing information on a computer monitor or similar device.

  • Work constantly involves formulating and presenting communications, usually in written form, through the use of keyboard and mouse or fingerpad.

  • Work may occasionally involve relaying information to students, other faculty peers, academic professionals, deans and chairs through telephone, video conferencing, or other available technology.

  • Work rarely involves physical activities such as bending, reaching upward or outward, grasping, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, handling, lifting, moving, carrying objects,.

  • Mental acuity is constantly involved for concentration, comprehension of materials and information presented either verbally or in writing.


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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