Job Description

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is one of Arizona’s leading higher learning institutions. Based in Phoenix, the regionally accredited, private, non-denominational Christian university offers online and campus-based bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs through the College of Doctoral Studies; Colangelo College of Business; College of Education; College of Nursing and Health Care Professions; College of Theology; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and College of Fine Arts and Production.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time online faculty position in Social Work.


  • Teach social work courses in varying class sizes.

  • Assist students outside classroom during office hours.

  • Assist in recruitment efforts to build the graduate program in social work.

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

  • Stay current on topics and practices related to the discipline.

  • Participate in curriculum design & development.

  • Actively support of college/university mission and initiatives.

  • 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.

  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty.

  • Actively engagement in professional development activities.

  • Comply with all college and University policies.

  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Three years of instructional experience in 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.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities.


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