Job Description

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an online adjunct faculty member for the online division 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 an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction in an online format, 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, we’d like to hear from you. 


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.

Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


  • Master's Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, or related field AND valid state teacher certification in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education or Special Education, a valid state teacher certification in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education or Special Education, a teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Special Education OR a minimum of two items from the following criteria: 1. Leadership position and/or membership in an educational advisory board or a department of education sponsored committee such as a school improvement solutions team within the past five years. 2. Has minimum of one publication of article(s) in a professional education magazine or journal within the last five years. 3. Has minimum of 2 presentation(s) such as in-service for teachers and/or administrators on best practices within the last five years. 4. Served as a subject matter expert; wrote new curriculum, or revised materials in early childhood education or early childhood special education content areas within the last five years. 5. A minimum of 3 years teaching students ages birth to age 8/grade 3. 6. Evidence of a minimum of 2 years of part-time or full-time teaching experience in higher education (undergraduate or graduate level) in the area of Early Child Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Special Education.

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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.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 12 Days Ago

Part time


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