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Assistant, Modern Languages Seminar (Spanish)

Modern Languages
Application deadline: August 15, 2022

Job Number:
Contract Term:
Sept 2022 - June 2023
Open Positions:
Salary Scale:
Staff Scale, Group 7
10 -15
$27.35 - $32.73/Hour


Job Summary:

The Modern Languages Institute is looking for a Language Seminar Assistant to join our team for a period of 10 months. 

Under the general direction of the permanent Modern Languages (Spanish) faculty members and the Department Head of Modern Languages, the Language Seminar Assistant is responsible for providing language tutorials for students at the Abbotsford campus.

Responsibilities include developing materials and conversation exercises; assisting students with problems in pronunciation, sentence structure and conversation techniques; reviewing assigned lesson plans and preparing for scheduled class periods; giving oral exams and assisting instructors in establishing final marks.


Diploma is required. Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in the language in activities such as teaching, tutoring Spanish, etc. Must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish. A thorough knowledge of Hispanic culture is essential as is a disposition to offer extracurricular cultural activities.

To apply please submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three (3) references by August  15, 2022.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Temexw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.caLearn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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