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.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology is seeking applicants for a full-time instructor of systematic theology and Christian worldview to begin in the fall of 2024. This 9-month position primarily involves teaching graduate and undergraduate theology courses and undergraduate Christian worldview courses within the College of Theology. Willingness and ability to teach both in the traditional ground classroom and online courses will be required. Committee work, course/program development, and other types of faculty service will be expected.

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.

Targeted Start Date: August 2024

Location:      GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

What you will do: 

  • Conducts classes, teaching subjects which are relevant to the learning needs of the students and facilitates engaging individual and group instructional activities.

  • Assists in developing and maintaining designated areas of the college’s shared curriculum, primarily within areas related to theology, but also in Christian worldview as needed.

  • Mentors students, engages in scholarly activities, and participates in service to the college and university.

  • Assists students in achieving course objectives and learning outcomes.

  • Provides students with substantive feedback and critical evaluation in a timely manner.

  • Utilizes available technology for instruction, such as PowerPoint presentations, LMS, and other internet resources.

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

  • Participates actively in department, college and university committees.

  • May participate in research activities and/or collecting, analyzing, and reporting data. 

What you will need:  

  • PhD from an accredited institution in the area of systematic theology. Preference will be given to candidates who are capable of instruction in areas of the curriculum beyond theology and Christian worldview (e.g. applied theology, Christian history, or biblical theology).

  • Teaching experience in the areas of theology and/or Christian worldview at the college and/or seminary level and consistent involvement in a local church are highly valued.

  • All faculty in GCU’s College of Theology are required to sign and teach in accordance with the University’s Doctrinal and Ethical Positions Statements and the College of Theology Covenant. If necessary, additional materials such as a sample sermon or lesson may be requested.

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

  • Free covered parking

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

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

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