Job Description

Come Grow With Us


Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

Grand Canyon Education’s Faculty Development department is seeking a full time Faculty Specialist.  This position will assist with the research, planning and facilitation of faculty development training and workshops that focus on best practices in higher education pedagogy in order to enhance teaching and student learning in the classroom. This position will be responsible for supporting GCU faculty.


  • Assists in identifying core topics for campus faculty professional development opportunities that are founded in the GCU Mission and the common program outcomes of various colleges.

  • Assists in planning and facilitating professional development in Higher Ed pedagogy for faculty. Researches topics, trends, etc. and plans, prepares and delivers training, classroom, presentation, workshop, and/or e-learning courses.

  • Participates in the University’s Faculty Development Advisory Board initiatives which may include planning the learning opportunities for Faculty.

  • Facilitates the implementation of Peer Classroom Review process to increase teaching effectiveness that directly impacts student learning.

  • Collects, analyzes, monitors, and reports data related to the effectiveness of professional development activities, provide faculty support and coaching.

  • Designs training for electronic resources like Citation and Grammar Tool, Digital Learning Platform, and classroom technology.

  • Collaborates with other University departments to design professional development that enhances instruction, student learning and assessment.

  • Researches and reports on current innovations in higher education teaching, learning, and assessment models.

  • Supports the department’s and University’s Academic Strategic Plans.

  • Supports, subscribes to and maintains the University’s guiding principles.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Professional Development


  • Language Skills: excellent verbal and written communication along with excellent presentation skills and the ability to present information in an interesting, clear and concise manner.

  • Mathematical Skills along with a proficiency in analyzing data and information in order to formulate sound conclusions and create summary reports.

  • Reasoning ability, critical thinking and interpretive skills.

  • Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Office suite, data analysis software competency (ex: Excel, XRM), Presentation software (ex: Prezi, power point), e-learning/Learning Management Systems, and Student Response Systems.

  • Knowledgeable of needs analysis techniques, adult education and current trends in faculty development.

  • Knowledge of and experience with designing, facilitating and evaluating professional development workshops and trainings.

  • Knowledge of pedagogy and best practices in teaching and learning in the traditional college classroom.

  • Familiarity with conducting classroom observations and instructional coaching.

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work harmoniously within a team and/or independently.

  • Self motivated and self directed and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Fluency in Spanish is helpful, but not required

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

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution required.

  • Experience working in post-secondary setting.

  • 3-5 years post-secondary face to face teaching experience.

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