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Posting number 2019.098
Position Assistant, Modern Languages Seminar (German)
Department Modern Languages
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, part-time, temporary (2.5 to 5 hours per week)
Contract timeline September 2019 - April 2020
Start date September 2019
End date April 2020
Salary scale $25.77 - $30.84 per hour (Staff pay group 7)
Closing date May 31, 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

Under the general direction of the permanent Modern Languages (German) faculty and the Department Head of Modern Languages, the Language Seminar Assistant is responsible for providing language tutorials for students. Responsibilities include developing materials and conversation exercises; assisting students with problems in pronunciation, sentence structure and conversation techniques; reviewing assigned lesson plans and preparing for scheduled class periods; giving oral exams and assisting instructors in establishing final marks.


Diploma is required. Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in the language in activities such as teaching, journalism, script writing, etc. Must be able to speak and write fluent German. A thorough knowledge of German culture is essential.

How to apply

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by May 31, 2019, referring to Posting #2019.98 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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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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