Multiple Disciplines - Sessional Openings

University of the Fraser Valley

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-03-22

Sessional Openings

Posting 2013.27 a - e
Semester Fall (September - December)
Closing Date April 26, 2013
Salary: $5,844.59 - $6,000 per section

Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, the University of the Fraser Valley, with over 16,000 students pursuing more than 100 programs, including two master's degrees, 15 bachelor's degrees, majors, minors and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs, is committed to teaching excellence. UFV is a multi-campus institution and is regularly at the top of national rankings in the areas of teaching excellence, faculty-student interaction, and class size. UFV is also committed to indigenization of the institution.

Sessionals are required in the following areas:
Mathematics & Statistics: Posting 2013.27a
The Mathematics & Statistics Department requires sessional faculty in the following areas: pre-calculus, calculus, introductory statistics. Applicants should have a completed Master's Degree in Mathematics or Statistics; a PhD is preferred. Post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.

Communications: Posting 2013.27b
The Communications Department requires sessional faculty to teach courses in Communication. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Communication, English, Technical Writing or related discipline, demonstrated successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a proven ability to teach from established curriculum. Online teaching and related industry experience is preferred. Must be available to teach on all campuses.

School of Business: Posting 2013.27c
The School of Business requires sessional faculty to teach in the areas of Marketing, Accounting and Management. Master's degree plus experience required. Candidates must have teaching experience in a recognized post-secondary institution.

Geography: Posting 2013.27d
The Geography department required qualified sessional faculty able to deliver introductory and advanced courses in Human Geography, Physical Geography, and/or GIS. For Fall 2013, the department is seeking individuals able to teach the following: Geography 131: Geography of BC; Geography 140: Human Geography; Geography 304: Coastal Geomorphology; Geography 317: Biogeography; Geography 323: Geography of War, Terrorism, and Peace; Geography 353: GIS Applications (intermediate GIS); Geography 433: Geography of a Selected Region (Region TBA, depending on qualifications of sessional hire); Geography 447: Aboriginal Geography.

PhD preferred; a Master's degree in Geography or related field required. An MSc or equivalent is required for Physical Geography courses. Candidates interested in teaching Geography 433 should indicate their regional specialization. Candidates for Geography 447 must demonstrate experience in research collaboration with Indigenous populations in Canada or elsewhere.

Candidates must submit the following: cover letter, CV, three references, and evidence of successful teaching experience gained in a recognized post-secondary institution in the relevant subject area(s). Candidates are encouraged to submit additional materials (e.g. syllabi) that they think may help to support their application. For more information on UFV Geography programs, see

Physics: Posting 2013.27e
The UFV Department of Physics is looking for people capable of teaching one or more lecture and lab sections of introductory physics, astronomy, first year calculus and non-calculus based physics, and possibly upper-year physics this upcoming Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 semesters. These are temporary positions for the academic year starting in September 2013, and will be based mainly at the Abbotsford campus although there will be a few sections at the Chilliwack campus as well. Lecture instructors should have at least a M.Sc. (Ph.D. preferred) in physics or in a closely related discipline such as engineering. Candidates without a graduate degree in physics or engineering may also be considered for a position provided that they have relevant experience (such as teaching astronomy or high school physics).

Teaching lab sections requires a minimum of a B.Sc. in physics or engineering (M.Sc. preferred).

PhD candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for both lecture and lab positions.

Along with a resume and cover letter, applicants should include evidence of strong teaching ability such as teaching evaluations or relevant reference letters. For further information, contact Department Head Derek Harnett at (or phone 604-504-7441 Ext. 4587) or the Department Assistant (604-504-7441 Ext. 6345).

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Direct curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 26, 2013, referring to the POSTING NUMBER to:

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


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