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Posting number 2017.166
Position Assistant Professor, Library & Information Technology
Department Library and Information Technology, Faculty of Professional Studies
Contract type Faculty; Permanent (tenure track); 100% full-time
Start date August 1, 2018
Closing date February 1, 2018

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

UFV is a regional teaching and learning focused institution with a stated mandate to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada; to be a leader in the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-responsible development of the lower Fraser Valley; and to be entrepreneurial, innovative, and accountable. The population of the Fraser Valley is demographically diverse in terms of age groups, cultural background, and ethnicity.

The Department of Library & Information Technology (LibIT) invites applications for one (1) full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The date of appointment is August 1, 2018.

Located within the Faculty of Professional Studies, LibIT offers the Library and Information Technology Diploma in both online and on-campus formats as well as the Library Technician Post-diploma online certificate, in conjunction with Continuing Education.

We seek collegial applicants who demonstrate our shared passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment; who successfully integrate both current technologies and their scholarship into teaching; and who are experienced in the delivery of high-quality service in communities of practice, particularly libraries and related information centres.

The minimum educational requirements are a Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association-accredited program and five years of full-time, professional experience. Applicants without the minimum qualifications will not be considered. An earned PhD in LIS or a related field is strongly preferred. Doctoral candidates will also be considered. Applicants must have relevant, demonstrable expertise in one or more areas of LibIT curricula. Previous instructional experience in a postsecondary setting, either in-person or online, is a definite asset. Experience with the Blackboard course management system is a definite asset.

The successful candidate will teach a range of subjects across the Diploma Program, including foundational and elective courses. The candidate will be required to teach face-to-face on the Abbotsford campus and online. Professors at UFV teach, conduct scholarship, and participate in service activities. They are also expected to commit to ongoing professional development related to their teaching, scholarship, and service.

How to apply

Electronic applications must include a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest clearly indicating your area(s) of expertise and instructional experience, three letters of reference, and up to three samples of academic scholarship. Refer to Posting 2017.166.  Send applications to the email address below.


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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