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Assistant Professor - Arts and Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies
Application deadline: March 7, 2024

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$68,385.00 - $109,584.00/Year

Job Summary:

The College of Arts at UFV invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Arts and Integrated Studies (AIS). The research area is open, but we will give preference to those whose research is related to:

  • Adult and Transformative Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Social Innovation
  • Mentorship
  • Life Design
  • Inclusive Workplace Innovation
  • Liberal Education in the 21st Century
  • Career Development

In addition, we are especially interested in candidates who can support at least three of the following four goals:

  • To cultivate teaching models that simultaneously support critical thinking, collaborative teaching, and experiential/applied learning in a manner that supports the needs of all students, including international, Indigenous, and mature students.
  • To champion the value of a Liberal Education as critical to career development through a lifetime of accelerating social, political, technological, and economic change.
  • To prepare diverse student populations for academic and post-secondary success.
  • To cultivate interdisciplinarity, and inclusive workplace innovation, within our courses, across UFV’s programs, and with community and employer partners.


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a PhD in Adult Education, Educational Studies, Workplace Learning, Social Innovation, or a related area;
  • Have a background in Humanities or Social Science;
  • Be able to teach subjects related to our AIS 111 (Foundations of Learning, Reflection and Academic Success), AIS 280 (Introduction to Work Integrated Learning), AIS 299, 398, 399 (Professional Practices 1 & 2), and AIS 380 & 480 (Practicum/internship 1 &2);
  • Demonstrate successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
  • Have experience teaching, mentoring, and coaching working learners;
  • Employ an inclusive, internationalized and decolonized pedagogical approach in their teaching;
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with others, including international and Indigenous students;
  • Be able to teach a diverse body of students;
  • Actively engage in curriculum development and program stewardship, including developing new and innovative instructional approaches and community/employer partnerships;
  • Be committed to academic excellence and an ongoing practice of research and professional development;
  • Have experience teaching with multiple modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online, and computer-assisted learning);
  • Engage in service work for the Department, the College of Arts, and the University as a whole.

Candidates should submit the following through the online application portal:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae (please indicate your status of eligibility to work legally in Canada);
  • Recent student evaluations;
  • Teaching philosophy (1-2 pg);
  • contact information for three referees*.

*Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference at time of interview.

Applications will begin to be reviewed Mar 8, 2024, for an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.

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 Tém:éxw (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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