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Posting number 2017.189
Position Assistant Professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies
Department Child, Youth and Family Studies, Faculty of Professional Studies
Contract type Faculty; Permanent (tenure track); 100% full-time
Start date August 1, 2018
Review date December 7, 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

Located in the heart of the British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, one of Canada’s fastest-growing, most diverse regions  - diverse in terms of age groups, cultural backgrounds, and ethnicity - 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 Fraser Valley; and to be entrepreneurial, innovative, and accountable.

On the Abbotsford campus of UFV, and located within the Faculty of Professional Studies, the Department of Child Youth & Family Studies (CYFS) offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care. We invite applications for one (1) full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Child & Youth Care (CYC) Degree Program. The date of appointment is tentatively set for August 1, 2018.

We seek collegial applicants who demonstrate our shared passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment. Our students work with populations that have overrepresentation of Indigenous people so we encourage the application of those who are of an Indigenous or other diverse cultural background, and use this lived experience to inform their teaching. We strive for faculty who can actively and positively contribute to the department team, and have experience teaching at the post-secondary level. We seek those who use inclusive and diverse educational approaches that explicitly demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence. The successful candidate will uphold the values of high quality human service and seamlessly integrate both current research and their own scholarship into teaching. And finally, we seek people who are experienced in the delivery of high-quality service in community organizations.

The successful candidate must have completed at minimum, a Master’s Degree from a recognized institution in an accredited program in a Human Service field (CYC preferred), and five years of full-time professional experience. An earned PhD in a related field is an asset. Applicants must have relevant, demonstrable expertise in one or more areas of CYC curricula and be able to teach any and all courses in the program. An Indigenous background is highly desired. Five years of instructional experience in an accredited post-secondary setting is an asset as is experience with the Blackboard course management system. Professors at UFV teach, conduct scholarship, and participate in service activities. They are also expected to commit to ongoing professional development.

We strongly encourage applications from qualified people who are Indigenous, visible minorities, or persons with disabilities. 

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 7, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence (student evaluations if available), and one-page statement of teaching philosophy plus examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design if available. Three letters of reference will be required prior to being interviewed.  Applications, citing Posting 2017.189 should be sent 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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