Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learner. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Do you want to be part of a growing college of business with a teaching-focused mission?  Are you an industry expert who wants to share it forward?  Do you want to share your expertise as a marketing professional with undergraduate students?  We may have the teaching opportunity you have been looking for. 

Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business (CCOB), Colangelo College of Business, is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach Sports Business and Entertainment Management.  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community.

Please note, the Sports Business and Entertainment Management faculty position is located at our main campus in Phoenix, AZ.

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus
  • 9-month faculty role teaching Sports Business and Entertainment Management courses
  • Projected start date - January 2023
  • The chance to promote a business mindset for today’s changing world, as well as help with the integration of faith and celebrate free market capitalism
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of marketing professionals

What you will do:

  • Be engaging by preparing lectures that stimulate classroom discussions
  • Bring sports business and entertainment management industry concepts to life for undergraduate students
  • Network to provide internships and job placements
  • Continue to remain current in the field of sports business, the business of entertainment and effective teaching techniques. Participates in faculty and CCOB meetings and College/University committee activities
  • Supports the integrity of the GCU Christian mission, faith integration & learning outcomes

What you need:

  • MBA or MS in Business Administration (preferably discipline emphasis on sports and entertainment management)
  • Experience teaching marketing or similar topics
  • Significant (5+ years desired), documented, industry experience in the sports or entertainment business industry
  • Ideal candidates will have experience in both the sport and entertainment business industry with a strong understanding of event planning/execution, venue management and marketing of experiential events
  • Candidates who also have sports, events, entertainment or applied analytics will also be considered
  • Significant network of sports or entertainment industry relationships to provide student experience and student hiring/intern opportunities.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
  • Free Covered parking, access to campus activity center and onsite gym
  • We also offer full-time employees an Education Tuition Discount Program of up to 100% of tuition costs
  • Generous holiday and paid time off package - we aren’t kidding, it’s good!


Application Instructions

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