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. 

As an online full-time faculty member, you will provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. You will also have the opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and with online student populations. If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we would like to hear from you.

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.

What will you do:

  • Teach social work courses in varying class sizes and assist students in achieving course objectives and learning outcomes.

  • Assist students outside the online classroom during office hours.

  • Provide qualitative, holistic, and timely feedback to support grades received for assignments.

  • Assist in the design of licensure path programs in social work.

  • Participate in curriculum design & development.

  • Actively participate on college and/or University committees.

  • Assist the Dean and Director in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.

  • Actively engage in professional development activities.

  • Remain current in field(s) of expertise through ongoing, continuous learning; fulfill required faculty development sessions.

  • May participate in research activities and/or collecting and analyzing data and may participate in other administrative tasks as necessary, including preparation of reports.

What will you need:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.

  • Two years of post-master’s social work degree practice experience.

  • Licensed Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW).

  • Two years of instructional experience in social work at the post-secondary level.

  • Familiarity with web enhanced instructional tools such as Angel/Blackboard/WebCT/Halo.

  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.

  • Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.

Bonus Points:

  • Doctorate degree in Social Work or related field (psychology, counseling, sociology, etc.).

  • Research experience with social service agencies (state or non-profit) a plus.

  • Three years of instructional experience in social work at the post-secondary level and online education at the post-secondary level.

  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals related to social work.

  • Direct experience evaluating learner achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.

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

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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