Job Description

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. 

Do you want to be part of a growing College of Science, Engineering and Technology with a teaching-focused mission? Are you an industry expert who wants to share your expertise as an Engineering Professional with undergraduate students? We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for. 

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology, is seeking a full time faculty member to teach Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering for the traditional ground campus.

Do you want to work collaboratively across all colleges, and with industry leaders to promote human flourishing?  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community and integrate faith.

Targeted Start Date: August 2023

Location:   GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and online student population

  • 9 month faculty role teaching

  • Projected Start Date: August 2023

What you will do:

  • Provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.

  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major

  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline

  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development

  • Works with leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing engineering 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 engineering programs

  • Mentors undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering

  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change

  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry to support internships, project collaborations, industrial mentoring and Capstone projects

What you need:

  • Master’s degree in aerospace engineering, or mechanical engineering with an emphasis in aerospace engineering, from a regionally accredited institution

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in the aerospace industry or higher education teaching experience in an aerospace program. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted. 

  • An extensive, advanced, and current knowledge of aerospace engineering, specifically, in one of the following sub-disciplines - aerospace structural design and analysis (finite-element analysis and mechanics of aerospace materials and composites or closely related field.

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

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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