Job Description

Grand Canyon University’s Online Instruction department is seeking an Online Full Time Faculty member to teach DDN-101, Design Thinking.

This position will require a relocation to Phoenix if coming from out of state. However, this position will be 80% working remotely. Online Full Time Faculty will be required to be in the office 2 days per month, scheduled by their Supervisor.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Able to work Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional availability on weekends to provide a 24 hour turnaround time for questions or concerns from students.

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

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication arts, graphic design/photography, illustration, animation, fine arts, art education or other related discipline.

  • A grasp of Design Thinking processes, creative brief creation, color theory, principles of composition, typographical layout, drawing and rapid visualization in traditional media.

  • Facility in fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Behance.


  • Master’s degree AND 3 or more years’ experience in the design industry.


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.

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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Posted 30 Days Ago

Full time


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