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Posting number 2019.083
Position Associate Dean of Students, College of Arts
Department College of Arts
Location Abbotsford
Contract type 100% full-time, 5 year excluded appointment
Start date August 1, 2019
Salary scale Appropriate placement on the Excluded Salary Scale
Closing date May 21, 2019

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

The Dean and two Associate Deans direct the affairs of the College of Arts, which combines the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The College of Arts includes the following academic areas of study: Anthropology, Communications, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Global Development Studies, Graphic & Digital Design, Indigenous Studies, India-Canada Studies, History, Latin-American Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Media Arts, Migration and Citizenship, Modern Languages, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

This position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to bring their vision and strong leadership skills to curriculum design and delivery. The Associate Dean of Students is responsible for ensuring students’ success, which includes support for high impact practices and innovative pedagogy.

Under the direction of the Dean and in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Faculty and Manager of Academic and Administrative Services, the Associate Dean of Students will assist the College of Arts in the attainment of UFV’s Strategic and Foundation Plans The Associate Dean of Students will take a lead role in curriculum development and quality assurance through institutional curricular approval process and program reviews. The Associate Dean will also attend to articulation and partnership agreements. He/she will work closely with Heads, Directors and Chairs, the Office of the Registrar, the Advising Centre, and Student Services. The Associate Dean of Students will be expected to provide leadership on a number of institutional committees and policy development and renewal.


The successful candidate will have a terminal professional degree (M.A. in Creative Arts or Ph.D. in Liberal Arts); a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; a minimum of three years successful administrative and leadership experience at the post-secondary level; knowledge and practice of academic governance; excellent communication skills and experience in curriculum design and review. We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about student success and who have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the delivery and assessment of post-secondary education. The successful candidate will have experience with designing and implementing outcome-based curricular design, and the ability to take a leadership role in this regard.

How to apply

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by May 21, 2019, referring to Posting #2019.83 to:


Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554            Fax: (604) 854-1538           Website:
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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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