Skip to Main Content
← Back to Jobs

Faculty - Mechanical Engineering

Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Mechanical Engineering Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Through hands-on, project-based learning, the college provides an outlet for innovation and cross-disciplinary exposure. It features degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering and engineering technology programs.

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.

Responsibilities:

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. There are 9- or 12-month positions available that will start in August 2018. Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaches undergraduate courses within the major
  • Assists students outside classroom hours
  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development
  • Works with leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing engineering education
  • Develops and administers forward-thinking short and long term plans for development and growth
  • Provides vision and leadership promoting consensus building and collaboration
  • Assists the University in building a solid foundation for growth of engineering programs
  • Mentors undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering
  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry to support internships, project collaborations, industrial mentoring and Capstone projects
  • Actively supports college/university mission and initiatives
  • Actively participates on college and/or university committees
  • Assists the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University
  • Provides leadership to adjunct faculty
  • Active engagement in professional development activities
  • Compliance with all college and University policies
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience or higher education teaching experience. An equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education may be substituted.
  • An extensive, advanced and current knowledge of mechanical engineering, specifically, in one of the following sub-disciplines – thermodynamics, robotics, mechanical design, manufacturing or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Able to teach related coursework in mechanical engineering technology
  • Ability to work “hands on” with engineering instrumentation and devices.
  • Working knowledge of computer aided engineering and mathematical software.
  • Ability to program in a high-level, general purpose computer language.
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, or similar, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience and mechanical engineering teaching experience
  • Familiarity with higher education, curriculum planning, best teaching and administrative practices; or a record of excellence in teaching.
  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning.

We also have on-campus and remote, part-time, Adjunct positions available. To view a list of all Adjunct openings visit: https://jobs.gcu.edu/joblist?page_size=20&page_number=1&keyword=Adjunct&sort_by=start_date&sort_order=DESC

Interested in GCU Faculty and Adjunct positions, but can't find a position that's right for you?

Submit your resume to our Faculty Jobs Talent Community to be considered for future opportunities. Visit the Faculty Jobs page on the GCU Career Site and scroll down to join the Talent Community.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ. During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape. GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview. Exciting Growth & Expansion GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community. Thriving Work Environment We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too. Generous Benefits & Special Perks Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events. Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time. Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members. We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu

Address

3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phoenix, AZ
USA

Website