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Posting number 2017.194
Position Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Department School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Contract type Faculty; Permanent (tenure track); 100% full-time
Start date August 1, 2018
Review date December 11, 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 beautiful Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (just outside of Vancouver), the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 1, 2018. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has approximately 500 program students and offers a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice, an Honour’s program, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice ( The School is seeking a generalist who would be expected to teach across the curriculum, including in core first year courses, and who will bring a unique perspective to the expertise currently offered by faculty in the School. Applicants with expertise in First Nations and Aboriginal issues and/or issues of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply, but those with specializations in other fields will be considered as well.

A PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related discipline is required. The candidate must also have a minimum of two years of post-secondary teaching experience and an active research portfolio. A willingness to supervise students in the Honour’s and Master’s of Criminal Justice programs is required. Evidence of quality teaching and research, and a demonstrated ability to teach core curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor and supervise students, and help fulfill a broad range of school and university commitments are also required.

As a primarily teaching-oriented institution, we are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and the ability to teach at the graduate level, who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom, and who is interested in mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students. While we are a primarily teaching institution, the University of the Fraser Valley encourages participation in research and scholarly activity and provides opportunities for annual releases from one section of teaching. The University of the Fraser Valley offers professional development funding to support engagement in research, scholarly, or other professional development activities. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is also home to the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research ( and houses a secure Crime Lab that facilitates faculty engagement in a wide range of Criminal Justice research opportunities.

Experience and interest in developing additional experiential learning opportunities, including working with local and/or international community agencies is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) is preferred. The successful candidate will show a collaborative approach to engaging in department business, and a commitment to university service. In addition to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and fostering a vibrant environment within our criminal justice programs and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research, preferably one which involves students and is community-linked. 

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 11, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit an electronic curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching; a summary of short- and long-term intended or anticipated research and scholarly activity; official transcripts of all graduate level work; and three letters of reference. Applications, citing Posting 2017.194, 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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