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Sessional Instructor, Criminology

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Application deadline: August 31, 2022

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Sessional Scale

Job Summary:

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has approximately 500 program students and offers a BA degree in Criminal Justice, an Honours program, and a Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) degree.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice requires sessional faculty for the Fall 2022 semester and beyond to teach CRIM 210 (Youth Crime and the Youth Justice System). A description of this course is available at:


  • Applicants must possess at minimum a Master of Arts degree in criminology, criminal justice, or a related discipline from a recognized institution. Preferred criteria include experience working in the criminal justice system with youth and previous post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence (or the potential for teaching excellence), as well as proficiency in the subject area.


We are seeking collegial, energetic, and innovative individuals who are able to effectively mentor students from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent teaching evaluations (if applicable), and the names of three referees. 


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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