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Faculty career areas

Discover the rewards of teaching
in your career field.

Become a part of the faculty at University of Phoenix and experience profoundly meaningful work alongside leaders in your field. Like your students, you will rise with us.

Teach, learn and transform. 

Our faculty share a desire to positively influence future community leaders. Like us, they know the power of education and how it can transform lives. Our faculty’s commitment and passion to students inspires all of us. We show them our appreciation by supporting them with professional development programs that include ongoing workshops and mentors. Explore how you can make a real difference in the lives of students as well as your own.

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Learn to teach

We appreciate our faculty members and we support them with teacher training programs and mentors as well as professional development programs.

Meet your colleagues

In keeping with our Core Values – Brave, Honest, Focused – University of Phoenix is highly selective in its faculty selection process. Every professional our students call ‘teacher’ brings impressive real-world experience to the classrooms.

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Just the FAQ    

You probably have questions. We have answers.

Yes! Generally, if you’re working in your field of expertise, have a master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited university, and a demonstrated passion for helping others learn you can teach at University of Phoenix.

You’ll need relevant work experience in the course you’d like to teach and a proven understanding of your field (as well as a master’s or higher degree).

No. University of Phoenix requires all instructors have an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Where you teach (online or on-campus) depends on your preference, experience, and what courses we need instructors for when you apply. If there isn't a current opportunity for the online or on-campus course you prefer, please to check back often as our needs frequently change.

The maximum allowed courses is two classes concurrently. The University cannot guarantee a number or frequency of classes. Associate Faculty positions are considered part-time employment on a course-to-course basis.

Associate Faculty positions are considered part-time. The number of hours required to facilitate a course could depend on a number of factors including course content, course level, modality, class size, and individual faculty’s practices.

Typically, we recommend a computer with: 1.6 GHz processor; 256MB RAM; 20 GB hard drive space; and high-speed Internet connection. 


It’s also helpful to have a sound card, speakers, video card, and a monitor set to 1024 X 768 pixels per inch or greater.

To teach computer technology you must be an IT expert. Other courses require computer proficiency that includes hands-on knowledge of Microsoft® Office, emailing attachments and accessing online information. Experience with online forums is a big plus, and you may need CD ROMs and/or software more specific to the subjects you’re asked to teach. University of Phoenix also requires all faculty members to install and use an anti-virus application..

Yes. You must live in the United States. If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you must have an unrestricted work visa. You must also present your valid Social Security card for payroll purposes before you teaching your first class.

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Educate public safety professionals

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences practitioner faculty members are dedicated to facilitating education for current and aspiring public safety professionals that want to develop and enhance the application of law enforcement to serve the public.

Faculty includes leadership representatives from local, state and federal organizations. These men and women take pride in bridging the education gap from textbook and theory to practical applications and in providing students with a deep understanding of the complexities of this profession. We encourage you to explore our opportunities to teach.

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Teach your passion

College of Education

For over four decades, the College of Education has been offering programs to support America's educators. Today, we remain committed to excellence and innovation as we continue to address the needs of schools and school districts throughout the United States.

We serve the local needs of educators in select markets with courses designed to transform students into dedicated professionals capable of creating lasting and positive change in their communities by advancing student learning. Join us in our quest for excellence in preparing future educators.

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Improve lives in and out of the classroom

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions, like its faculty and students, is ambitious. It's striving to be the premier provider of post-licensure healthcare administration and management as well as healthcare support courses, certificates and programs.

Your hands-on expertise and desire to share your knowledge with students eager to learn qualify you for rewarding career opportunities.

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Promote academic success

College of General Studies

The College of General Studies places a special emphasis on developing world-class critical thinking, communication, problem solving and decision-making skills. Our courses prepare students academic success and deeper levels of understanding and achievement in other personal and professional pursuits.

Our faculty is committed to the promoting collaboration and creativity to improve the human condition. Your experience and passion for learning are welcome here!

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Shape tomorrow's business leaders & power the minds of the it industry

College of Business & Information Technology

The College of Business and Information Technology provides its faculty with opportunities to positively impact students through education that helps them develop meaningful careers.

Often working with senior leaders in Business or the IT industry (e.g. C-suite executives, vice presidents, supervisors and mid-career professionals, etc.), you'll share your industry expertise and knowledge teaching students the skills they will need to thrive in their industry. Start making a difference today. Explore our open positions.

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Influence tomorrow's thought-leaders

College of Doctoral Studies

The College of Doctoral Studies is a community of scholars committed to excellence. Founded in 2002, our mission is to help doctoral students rise as scholars and leaders in their fields. Our career-focused doctoral programs and vibrant research centers support students as they learn to conduct research as a foundation for creative action in their organizations and communities.

To achieve our mission, we need people like you – industry practitioners and leaders with a passion for teaching and a commitment to making the world a better place through advanced education.

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Improve the lives of students and the community

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing has been helping nurses advance their skills and their careers for over four decades. Our focus has always been providing a quality education to working nurses through programs that are affordable, flexible, and aligned with industry needs and standards. We serve the educational needs of registered nurses in programs from undergraduate to doctoral level. Our students can benefit from your experience and leadership as they learn competency, consistency, compassion in practice, and the highest standards of ethical conduct.