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Posting number 2017.190
Position Assistant Professor, School of Business (Financial Accounting)
Department School of Business, Faculty of Professional Studies
Contract type Faculty; Permanent (tenure track); 100% full-time
Start date August 1, 2018
Review date December 5, 2017
Salary scale See Article 22.8 of the Collective Agreement

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 Business invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018 in the area of financial accounting. Located within the Faculty of Professional Studies, the School of Business has more than 1,500 students enrolled in certificate, diploma, degree, and post-degree programs.

The accounting major and certificate are two of several programs offered by the School of Business. The Accounting major provides the necessary prerequisites or required courses for the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). Many of our students become accountants, selecting careers in areas such as banking, insurance, and consulting.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in accounting, including—but not limited to—introductory to advanced financial accounting. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will actively participate in the development and promotion of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program within UFV and the broader community. Engagement of faculty in university and community service is one of the institution’s three-fold goals of teaching, scholarship and service. It is expected that the successful applicant will actively contribute to UFV and the School of Business, the social, cultural, and economic development of the lower Fraser Valley region, and extra-curricular forms of teaching and learning (e.g., student mentorship, community outreach, etc.) and in an on-going process of professional development.

Applicants must have (1) a PhD or DBA in Accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution, preferably accredited by AACSB or EQUIS, and a CPA designation, or (2) a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution, preferably accredited by AACSB or EQUIS, a Canadian CPA designation, and a minimum of five years relevant and recent industry experience as an accountant

The successful applicant has developed an innovative and effective teaching and learning style that engages the diverse student population at UFV and aligns with the university’s education plan, demonstrates ability to integrate research into teaching, and is committed to continuing professional development. Applicants with excellent, recent teaching experience in a relevant subject area at the undergraduate level of a recognized university will be given priority. 

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 5, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement), a sample of scholarly work (if applicable), and three confidential letters of reference referring to Posting 2017.190, 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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