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Assistant Professor, Psychology (Generalist)



Posting number 2019.267
Job type Faculty
Contract Faculty, 100% full-time, Permanent
Start date August 1, 2020
Review date January 15, 2020

Job summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time, permanent appointment to begin in August 2020. The successful candidate will have a specialty in at least one (and preferably two) of the following areas: psychology of health, drugs and behaviour, and learning theory. In addition to teaching courses in the relevant area(s) of expertise, the successful candidate will be asked to teach introductory courses in psychology.

We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centered environment; who can develop new and innovative courses; successfully integrate their scholarship or research into their teaching; and develop experiential or research opportunities for students. Ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate students is necessary.

Applicants will have a record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and demonstrated ability to establish a successful research program. The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers or researchers with experience of racialization or colonization.


  • A PhD in Psychology with expertise in the relevant area(s) from a recognized program, or solid indication of imminent completion
  • At least one year (or equivalent) of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred
  • Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) is an asset
  • Ability working with diverse student or community populations is required 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in other disciplines and with community partners
  • Ability to work in team situations

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

How to apply

Candidates should submit the following materials: (1) a letter of application; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) current teaching evaluations; (5) three letters of reference (should be submitted separately and directly to UFV HR), referring to Posting #2019.267 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
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