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Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Education.  Whether students are looking to start or advance their career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas including early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education degrees, TESOL and special education.

As a full-time Faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.  If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you. 

Grand Canyon University is seeking a new School Counseling Coordinator / Lead Faculty. This positon acts as coordinator/faculty lead for the College of Education counseling program. Serves as the COE liaison with all other colleges who have counseling programs. Will have 2 course release load for serving as the CACREP coordinator. The work location for this position is the main campus of GCU.

This is a fulltime 12 month faculty contract and is targeted to start immediately. Please note, this position is based on our main campus in Phoenix. AZ and is NOT remote.


  • Prepares and delivers lessons to graduate students within the prescribed curriculum. Stimulates class discussions and facilitates learning in the on-ground or online classroom.
  • Assesses student performance in accordance with University Assessment Practices.
  • Remains current in the field of school counseling, counselor education, and effective teaching techniques.
  • Maintains course teaching load each semester, teaching in a blended format, face to face and online and assists with all CACREP accreditation processes and program development and maintenance. 
  • Offers curriculum recommendations and collaborates with Curriculum Design and Development department and other subject matter experts for all CACREP related content and program evaluation and/or revision.
  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards and policies.
  • Works with other Counseling faculty leads to evaluate and review all counseling applications
  • Becomes actively involved in the college to work alongside undergraduate and graduate students in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Participates in faculty, College of Education, University, curriculum design meetings, as well as College/University committee activities and commencements.
  • Maintains an active School Counseling license.
  • Show evidence of advocacy/professional service, research or scholarly activities in counseling.
  • Supports the integrity of the GCU mission and educational learning outcomes.
  • Supports the mission, goals, and curriculum of the of school counselor education program.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Faculty Chair/Director of Academic Programs for the College of Education, centered on teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • Collaborate with other colleges as needed.  


  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervisor, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Must hold an independent license in the field of counseling
  • Work or teaching experience in 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)
  • Employed as 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.

  • Work or teaching experience in conducting research or scholarly related activities
  • Student-oriented. Exhibits the highest standards of dedication and commitment to quality service to meet or exceed student requirements.
  • Problem-solving ability. Able to identify problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and make final recommendations.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternative solutions and make final recommendations.
  • Good planning and organizational skills with the ability to anticipate potential problems or obstacles and resolve.
  • 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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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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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time


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