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Instructor, Plumbing Program

Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies


Posting number 2020.203
Job type Faculty
Contract Sessional, Temporary
Start date January 18, 2021
End date March 26, 2021
Review date November 20, 2020

Job summary

The Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies invites applications for an instructor in our plumbing department.   Under the general direction of the Director of the School of Trades, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies, the Instructor will organize, develop, manage and instruct Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2 (harmonized).

We seek a dynamic individual, fully certified as Plumber with relevant and current work experience. Responsibilities may include instructing Plumbing Apprentices to BC and Interprovincial standards in level two of apprenticeship training, or entry-level / pre-apprenticeship in the foundations of the trade, course preparation and tool and shop maintenance. Other responsibilities include program development and lesson planning, tool and equipment maintenance, and liaison with regional employers.


The successful candidate will have a diverse industry background; experience mentoring apprentices; leadership qualities; good interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills; and a working knowledge of computers and various software applications. Previous instructional experience will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge of the BC Apprenticeship Program and evidence of leading people towards a common goal in a diverse working environment.

This position requires someone who will commit to the on-going development of the Plumbing program and has demonstrated abilities for writing lesson plans and exam questions, developing presentations, as well as marketing and promoting this program.  Preference may be given to candidates who have completed or are enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to creativity, innovation and/or the application of technology in the delivery of educational programs will have an advantage.

Consideration will be given to those who have extensive connections and contacts with the local region and a broad involvement with local businesses and organizations.  This individual will be a creative thinker who has the ability to create excitement and enthusiasm about the trade and the program at UFV. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to teach and support the diverse student population served by UFV as an open access university. Experience in developing and delivering educational programming to both indigenous and international populations is an asset. Applicants who have additional certification in another trade may have an advantage.

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

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 20, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled. Direct cover letter, plus a curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications, referring to Posting #2020.203 to

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