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Posting number 2018.028
Position Instructor, Computer Information Systems
Group Faculty
Department Computer Information Systems, Faculty of Professional Studies
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)
Contract timeline One-year term
Start date August 16, 2018
End date August 15, 2019
Review date March 30, 2018

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

Located in the heart of BC’s Fraser Valley, UFV offers a wide range of undergraduate and professional degrees, a collegial environment and a commitment to developing graduate programs.

The Computer Information Systems department invites applicants for three (3) one-year Limited Term faculty appointments.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of six (6) sections, with expertise in software development.  Preference will be given to candidate who have a demonstrated interest and expertise in at least one of the following areas:  distributed programming, programming for mobile devices, cloud computing, gaming, multimedia and graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics, simulation and modelling, operating systems and real-time and systems programming.  Other related expertise will be considered.

We are seeking individuals who have an outstanding ability to teach and communicate effectively with undergraduate students, and are able to instruct and develop courses across a range of computer information systems and computing science courses.

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 Computing Science or a closely related area from a recognized university, and demonstrated excellence, or commitment to establish a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Flexibility, industry experience, currency in topic areas, and evidence of scholarly activities are also important considerations.

For further information, contact the Department Head, Computer Information Systems.

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 (student evaluations if available)

Direct application materials by March 30, 2018, referring to Posting #2018.028 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

Find out how to prepare your application

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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