Job Description

Grand Canyon University’s Online Instruction Department is seeking Full-Time Faculty candidates to teach courses in our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health program. This is an e-learning, remote position.


  • Teaches one or more content specific courses within prescribed curriculum.
  • Prepares and delivers competency-based online instruction by providing theory and practice education. Instructs and facilitates a meaningful learning experience of the core competencies within the curriculum.
  • Ensures learning objectives are met using methods within the e-learning modality.
  • Through e-learning modality students in counseling programs meet and work closely with the core faculty.
  • Collaborates and offers recommendations to counseling program leads on curriculum related matters.
  • Partners with Enrollment, Academic and Finance counselors to provide academic support to students.
  • Stimulates class discussions and fosters and encourages an online culture of learning that values mutual respect, academic responsibility, life-long learning, diversity and ethics, as well as personal and professional development.
  • Administers and grades student assessments.
  • Provides substantive, holistic feedback to support the numerical score awarded for assignments and assessments.
  • Demonstrates effective written communication skills (i.e. clarity, spelling, grammar), and an overall professional and respectful tone in communications with students in the e-learning environment.
  • Support student learning through multiple delivery methods, including phone calls and emails.
  • Contributes to a culture of learning.
  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards and policies.
  • Serves on program specific committees.
  • Assists in other duties as assigned.


  • Maintain an active license.
  • Maintain an active membership to a recognized professional counseling association (American School Counseling Association, ASCA preferred).    
  • Show evidence of advocacy/professional service, research or scholarly activities in counseling. 
  • Have outstanding communication skills and the ability to successfully adapt to an e-learning environment.
  • Be willing to work in an accelerated learning format, and work in an e-learning environment with students on a daily basis.
  • Provide 24-hour turnaround responses to student questions and concerns.
  • Role model the University's Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, AND holds a current independent license in the field of counseling , AND has experience conducting research or scholarly related activities. 

  • Doctoral degree in a related field (clinical/counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, behavioral or mental health, or substance abuse counseling), AND at least one academic year as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program before July 1, 2013, AND holds a current independent license in the field of counseling, AND has experience in conducting research or scholarly related activities. 

GCU Online Full Time Campus Core Faculty:

  • # Classes Per 8 Weeks: 8
  • Teaching Cycle Per Year: 6.5
  • Credits Per Class :3
  • # Credits Per Year :192

GCU Remote Full-Time Core Faculty:

  • # Classes Per 8 Weeks: 8
  • Teaching Cycle Per Year: 6.5
  • Credits Per Class :3
  • # Credits Per Year :192

Remote core faculty will teach the same load as online full-time campus Core faculty, which is eight courses per cycle.  There are 6.5 cycles per year.  Each course will have approximately 12 students. Therefore each cycle contains a total headcount of approximately 96 students.  


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.

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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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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time


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