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Posting number 2017.071
Position Assistant Professor, Upgrading and University Preparation
Department Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP)
Contract type Faculty, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, 66% full-time
Start date August 1, 2017
Review date May 3, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department at UFV invites applications from qualified individuals for one (1) permanent 0.67 faculty position. The department is seeking applicants who can teach and develop Adult Basic Education (ABE) chemistry courses.


UFV’s UUP department offers ABE courses to help adults upgrade their literacy and numeracy skills, complete high school to earn the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood), meet employment requirements, or complete prerequisite courses for post-secondary programs. To accommodate the diverse needs of adult learners, classes are offered morning, afternoon, and evening. UUP also offers a Training in Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge for the Workplace (Workplace TASK) program for students with disabilities.


The department currently has ten permanent faculty, three permanent staff, and sessional faculty instructors.



The successful candidate will be required to teach Advanced and Provincial Adult Basic Education (ABE) Chemistry courses and must be able to teach on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses and accommodate a teaching schedule that will change semester-to-semester.


As the UUP department attracts a wide range of students from all demographics, the successful candidate will bring a demonstrated ability to embrace inclusiveness and diversity in the classroom, provide educational and developmental mentorship/leadership to students, and build relationships with institutional and community partners.


In keeping with UFV’s three-fold mandate of teaching, scholarship, and service, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to actively and competently participate in all three areas. The successful candidate also will be expected to engage in committee work for the department, institution, and communities UFV serves.



  • Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized/accredited university
  • Master’s degree in education, chemistry, or another related field from a recognized/accredited university
  • Recognized teaching credential
  • Minimum three years’ teaching experience
  • Ability to teach Advanced ABE Chemistry (Grade 11 Chemistry); Provincial ABE Chemistry (Grade 12 Chemistry)
  • Experience preparing manuals, equipment, and materials for student chemistry labs
  • Experience teaching chemistry laboratory classes
  • Must be able to teach at both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses
  • Must be available to teach various weekdays and times
  • Ability to teach other Advanced and Provincial ABE science courses an asset
  • Experience teaching adult learners preferred


How to apply

Interested individuals should send the following materials:


  • A letter of application, including relevant teaching experience
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of credentials, including teaching credential (student evaluations if available)
  • A one-page statement of teaching philosophy including (if available) examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design
  • Sample syllabi
  • Names and contact information for three referees.


Applications, citing Posting 2017.71, should be sent to:

Human Resources

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8

Tel: (604) 854-4554        Fax: (604) 854-1538       Website: www.ufv.caEmail resumes and cover letter to:

Incomplete application packages will not be processed.

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 3, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

  Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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