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Posting number 2019.226
Position Assistant Professor, Library and Information Technology
Group Faculty
Department Library and Information Technology
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start date January 1, 2020
Review date November 8, 2019

Job summary

The Department of Library & Information Technology (LibIT) invites applications for one (1) full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The date of appointment is January 1, 2020.

Located within the Faculty of Professional Studies, LibIT offers the Library and Information Technology Diploma in both online and on-campus formats as well as the Library Technician Post-diploma online certificate, in conjunction with Continuing Education.

We seek collegial applicants who demonstrate our shared passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment; who successfully integrate both current technologies and their scholarship into teaching; and who are experienced in the delivery of high-quality service in communities of practice, particularly libraries and related information centres.


The minimum educational requirements are a Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association-accredited program and five years of full-time, professional experience. Applicants without the minimum qualifications will not be considered. An earned PhD in LIS or a related field is strongly preferred. Doctoral candidates will also be considered. Applicants must have relevant, demonstrable expertise in one or more areas of LibIT curricula. Previous instructional experience in a postsecondary setting, either in-person or online, is a definite asset. Experience with the Blackboard course management system is a definite asset.

The successful candidate will teach a range of subjects across the Diploma Program, including foundational and elective courses. The candidate will be required to teach face-to-face on the Abbotsford campus and online. Professors at UFV teach, conduct scholarship, and participate in service activities. They are also expected to commit to ongoing professional development related to their teaching, scholarship, and service.

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.

How to apply

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, evidence of appropriate qualifications, recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.

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