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Posting number 2018.017
Position Instructor, Physics
Department Physics, Faculty of Science
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)
Contract timeline One year term
Start date August 1, 2018
End date July 31, 2019
Closing date April 28, 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 Department of Physics is seeking qualified applicants who are internal to UFV for a Limited Term Appointment (LTA) during the 2018-2019 academic year. This LTA is for a 12 month appointment (August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019) and will involve the preparation and teaching of six (6) Physics/Engineering courses in addition to some service to the Department and University.  Specifically, we are interested in applicants who are able to teach the following courses as part of our Engineering Physics Diploma program:

  • ENPH 151: Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
  • ENPH 320: Electronics II
  • ENGR 340: Micro-Processors and Embedded  Systems

In addition to the above courses, we will have several first year (and potentially second year) introductory physics courses available in order to bring the total number of courses to 6. For more information on these courses (or any others offered by the Department), please see UFV’s online course calendar ( 

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 in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent. Experience teaching Physics/Engineering courses beyond the first year university level will also be considered an asset.  Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching at UFV, particularly in the area of engineering physics.

How to apply

Qualified applicants (internal to UFV) should send an expression of interest (email) to outlining their interest in the position, by April 27, 2018 referring to Posting #2018.17 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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