Become a College of Social Sciences faculty member

Who you learn from matters. Working in their chosen industry for an average of 19 years, our College of Social Sciences faculty members also have an average of seven years teaching with University of Phoenix. This blended experience means our students are offered an education of theory and practice from someone who has firsthand knowledge in both career and classroom.

Our faculty members undergo a robust onboarding process and work with a faculty mentor to ensure a streamlined introduction to the University experience. Aligned with our focus on the value of life-long learning, University faculty members receive continual opportunities to refine and upgrade their educational skills throughout the year.

College of Social Sciences faculty members work or have worked in more than 50 of the current Fortune 1000 companies. Employed by companies of all sizes across the U.S, our faculty members hold cumulative experience in areas including behavior therapist, psychologist, clinical director or supervisor, counselor, mental health specialist and director of programs and grants.

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To learn more about the college and types of programs offered, please visit the College of Social Sciences hub page.

A message from the dean

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Turn a Student into a Hero

Turn a Student into a Hero

00:09 Hello, I’m Dr. Constance St. Germain, Executive Dean for the Colleges of Humanities and Sciences and Social Sciences.
00:16 Thank you for your interest in teaching in the College of Social Sciences.
00:19 The College of Social Sciences offers programs in the areas of psychology, correctional and human services, and counseling, and prepares students to be social heroes in their communities.
00:30 I believe that you would find it rewarding to teach in this college, because we acknowledge that our faculty are the most important resource, as they spend the most amount of time with our students than any other position within the college.
00:42 We strive to create a positive learning environment for our students.
00:45 To do that, we provide our students access to the most qualified faculty.
00:49 You will find that our faculty are leaders in their fields and have a passion for teaching and learning, and believe in the mission of our institution, that we change the lives of our students, their families, and future generations through higher education.
01:02 Also, we are leaders in teaching innovation within the institution, which allows our faculty to be creative and try new technologies and pedagogies, which improve our students’ learning experience and outcomes.
01:13 Finally, we truly value the scholar-practitioner model.
01:16 We recognize that good teaching is both an art and a science, and we respect and value our faculty’s experience and wisdom.
01:23 I hope you’ll decide to join us in the College of Social Sciences.