|Position||Associate Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies|
|Department||Faculty of Professional Studies|
|Contract type||100% full-time, 5 year excluded appointment|
|Start date||August 1, 2018|
|Salary scale||Appropriate placement on the Excluded Salary Scale|
|Closing date||March 23, 2018|
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.
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.
UFV strives to be a place of learning that recognizes, respects, and includes indigenous ways of knowing. Our Fraser Valley locations are in the traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples.
About the Position
The Faculty of Professional Studies (FPS) is comprised of seven professional program areas; two Schools and five Departments including the School of Business, School of Social Work & Human Services, Department of Adult Education, Department of Computer Information Systems, Teacher Education Department, Library & Information Technology Department and the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. In FPS, we strive for creative, innovative and collaborative leadership directed toward UFV’s strategic vision with student and community success at its heart. We are committed to the process of indigenization of the university.
FPS invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, subject to budgetary approval. The date of appointment is August 1, 2018 and is open to all UFV Type ‘B’ (i.e., permanent) faculty members.
Under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean will assist FPS in the attainment of UFV's Strategic, Education and Strategic Enrolment Management Plans. As a member of Deans’ Caucus, Deans’ Council and the Provost’s Council on Student Success, the Associate Dean will contribute to senior administrative decisions.
The position of Associate Dean in FPS will be focused on supporting faculty to become excellent teachers, academic citizens and scholars while ensuring FPS is engaged with our goals of Indigenization and internationalization. The role can be defined within three key areas: faculty development and mentorship, Indigenization and international development.
To ensure compliance with the Collective Agreement and University policies and procedures related to faculty qualifications and duties, the Associate Dean will administer periodic review of all faculty expertise and performance with respect to teaching, scholarship and service, as well as professional development opportunities to meet these needs.
Working in collaboration with the Dean and UFV International, the Associate Dean will facilitate partnerships with international partner institutions, including exchange opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
The FPS is committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ (TRC) Calls to Action on Education and adhering to the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Associate Dean, working together with the FPS Faculty Council subcommittee on Indigenization, will further this work in liaising with the UFV Office of the Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs, with community partners, and in developing/facilitating learning opportunities for faculty, staff and students in FPS to foster a greater understanding of cultural diversity and Indigenization.
Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree. The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of:
Applications should be submitted by March 23, 2018, along with curriculum vitae, referring to Posting #2018.008 to:
Email application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538
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.