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Posting number 2018.015
Position Instructor, Chemistry
Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)
Contract timeline One-year term
Start date August 16, 2018
End date August 15, 2019
Closing date May 15, 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

The Chemistry Department invites applicants for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, including CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry; CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry I; CHEM 114 Principles of Chemistry II; CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry I; CHEM 214 Organic Chemistry II; CHEM 311 Intermediate Organic Chemistry I; CHEM 412 Topics in Organic Chemistry.  

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.


The successful applicant must have a PhD from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution in chemistry or a closely related field. Applicants should have an outstanding ability to teach and communicate with undergraduate students, and must be able to instruct a diverse student population (with varying backgrounds) across a broad range of the undergraduate Chemistry curriculum.  The successful candidate will also be expected to partake in some form of service to the department and/or university. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching at UFV, particularly in the area of organic chemistry.

How to apply

Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and recent teaching evaluations.

Direct application materials by May 15, 2018, referring to Posting #2018.015 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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