Job Description

Grand Canyon University’s Online Instruction department is seeking full time faculty candidates to teach courses in our Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. program.


  • Teaches one of more subjects within prescribed curriculum and encourages student success.

  • Prepares and delivers competency-based online education and delivers online class instruction, providing theory and practice education; instructs and facilitates a meaningful learning experience of the course competencies in the curriculum.

  • Through distance delivery mechanisms, ensures learning objectives are being met.

  • Partners with Enrollment, Academic and Finance counselors to provide support to students.

  • Stimulates class discussions and fosters and encourages an online culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity and ethics as well as personal and professional development.

  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations or assigns this work to others.

  • Provides qualitative, holistic feedback to support the numerical score awarded for assignments.

  • Demonstrates effective written communication skills (i.e. clarity, spelling, grammar) and an overall professional and respectful tone with students.

  • Support student learning through multiple delivery systems including phone calls and emails.

  • Contributes to a culture of learning.

  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards.

  • Serves on program specific committees.

  • Assists in duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

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


  • Has a doctoral degree in a related field (Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Behavioral or Mental Health, or Substance Abuse Counseling), and was employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.  Holds an independent license in the field of counseling, and has experience in conducting research or scholarly related activities. 


  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to successfully adapt to an e-learning environment.

  • Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format and to work online with students on a daily basis.

  • Demonstrated strength in teaching at the college level is essential.

  • Must have knowledge in discipline approved to teach.

  • A commitment and interest in teaching courses within the GCU philosophical teaching framework.

  • A high degree of knowledge in and ability to execute active teaching techniques of adult learners.

  • Student oriented and dedicated for ensuring each student’s success.

  • Good coaching, counseling, mentoring and advising skills and ability.

  • Excellent writing ability with a good command of the English language.

  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.

  • Proven organizational and time management skills with ability to complete assignments timely and accurately with minimal supervision.

  • Familiarity with curriculum development and student learning assessment.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer software.

  • Able to pass pre employment background investigation.

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


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