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Posting number 2018.044
Position Instructor, Biology
Group Faculty
Department Biology, 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 April 20, 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 Biology invites applicants who are internal to UFV for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, including Biology 111, 112 and 210. In addition, the faculty member would be expected to offer upper level courses in their field of expertise which could include Conservation Biology 310, or the development of new advanced ecology 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 minimum of an MSc in Biology or a related field. Familiarity with UFV and a proven record of excellence in teaching is also desired. The successful applicant would also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the department, faculty and university. This includes regular attendance at department meetings, participation at Faculty Council and other university committees. A final component of the appointment is support of student research in an area of the candidate’s expertise.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their application materials including a CV, cover letter, evidence of effective teaching, and the names and contact information for three references.

Direct application materials by April 20, 2018, referring to Posting #2018.044 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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