Education - Sessional Faculty (Teacher Education Program)

University College of the Fraser Valley

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-05-28

Faculty Opening

Re-Posting 2013.62
Position Teacher Education Program Sessional Faculty
Status Teacher Education Program
Contract July 29, 2013 2013 - May 31, 2014
Review Date June 7, 2013

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.

The University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for one full-time, eleven month appointment to teach courses in its post-degree Teacher Education Program (TEP), a 12-month program based on a cohort model. In the current program, TEP provides professional development for elementary and middle school pre-service teachers in a K 8 module of 36 students. In July 2013, the program is expected to expand to include a secondary module of 36 students. The program is located on the Abbotsford campus.

This is a position for an individual who enjoys the challenge of working in an innovative program and whose philosophy about teacher education is consistent with TEP's Mission Statement, Program Values and Program Goals.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a K-12 teaching certificate and classroom experience, who has demonstrated a proven commitment to teacher education with relevant expertise in K-12 school curriculum. The individual will be expected to teach courses in the TEP, be a faculty mentor during the pre-service teaching practica, work collaboratively with a variety of faculty and seconded faculty mentors, and be part of the TEP student admissions process. A key responsibility of faculty in TEP is to ensure that teachers who successfully complete the UFV program meet all TEP program goals, demonstrate TEP program values and are fully aware of their obligations to adhere to the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTRB) Standards.


A completed doctorate in Education (nearly completed with a set defense date will be considered) with a strong background in Language Arts and Literacy. The ability to teach additional courses in at least one of the following areas is required: Fine Arts, Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Literacy Across the Curriculum and Reflective Practice. A teaching certificate is preferred and experience as a teacher educator with K-12 classroom experience, preferably in the public school system, is required. Other requirements include a recently demonstrated research interest in teacher education and evidence of experience and/or scholarship oriented toward a progressive vision of public education that is inclusive and committed to social justice, critical thinking, reflective practice and professional learning communities. The successful candidate will also demonstrate and include evidence of strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute to innovative program development. Familiarity with learning technologies, portfolio assessment and supervision models are definite assets.

For further information regarding this position please contact Awneet Sivia at 1-888-504-7441 (x2809) or e-mail

Direct curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications, recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference, referring to POSTING 2013.62 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:

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on June 7, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check

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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