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Posting number 2017.085
Position Assistant Professor, Certified Dental Assistant Program
Group Faculty
Department School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences
Contract type Faculty tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, 50% full-time, permanent
Start date August 1, 2017
Review date May 31, 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 School of Health Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, located in Chilliwack, British Columbia, invites applications from qualified individuals for a permanent 50% faculty position in the CDA program commencing August 1, 2017.

UFV’s growing, vibrant and progressive CDA program offers a one year Certified Dental Assistant certificate program. CDA faculty teach in the classroom, laboratory and clinic settings and requires the flexibility to teach in more than one level of the program. Classroom and clinic teaching occur on the Chilliwack campus of UFV. Given UFV’s mandate as a teaching intensive university, the CDA faculty are committed to scholarly and research activities that contribute to an innovative and positive teaching and learning environment. Simulation learning, inter-disciplinary initiatives, aboriginal health and internationalization are ongoing priorities for curriculum integration and development. Participation on departmental and institutional committees is an expectation.


Successful applicants will have practicing licensure with CDSBC, and will hold a CDA certificate and Baccalaureate degree (enrolment in a degree program will be considered). A strong, current clinical practice foundation as a Certified Dental Assistant. Classroom and clinic teaching experience in a CDA program. Highly developed time management, communication, and collaboration skills. Evidence of ongoing professional development and scholarship. Experience in curriculum development and community service are assets.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 31, 2017.

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications, referring to Posting #2017.0xx to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

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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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