Multuple Disciplines - Sessional Faculty

University of the Fraser Valley

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2014-03-26

Sessional Openings
Posting 2014.22a - i
Position Sessional Faculty - Fall 2014
Semester Fall (September - December)
Closing Date April 25, 2014


The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. Learn more about UFV's forty-year history at ufv.ca/40

Sessionals are required in the following areas:

Upgrading and University Preparation: Posting 2014.22a
The Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Department requires sessional faculty to teach courses in fundamental to provincial level math, developmental level Biology, and English for Fall 2014. Sessionals may be needed on all four campuses: Hope, Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford. Teacher qualifications and a Master's degree in a related discipline required. Evidence of successful adult developmental teaching is preferred.

The UUP Department also requires a sessional to teach a multi-level math and English combined class in Mission for the Fall 2014 semester. Preference will be given to a qualified Aboriginal. Teacher qualifications and a Master's degree in a related discipline required. Evidence of successful adult developmental teaching is preferred.

Kinesiology and Physical Education: Posting 2014.22b
The Kinesiology and Physical Education Department requires sessional faculty for potential course selections in Motor Learning lectures and laboratories, Anatomy and Physiology lectures and laboratories, and other Exercise Physiology-related courses and Laboratories. Master's Degree is required and some teaching/laboratory instruction experience is preferred.

Physics: 2014.22c
The Physics department is seeking applicants for sessional lecturer and sessional lab instructor positions for the Fall 2014 semester, which runs from September to December inclusive.

Available courses potentially include:

  • PHYS 100: Introductory Physics I
  • ASTR 103: The Solar System
  • PHYS 083: Preparatory College Physics I
  • PHYS 101: Introductory General Physics I, Mechanics and Fluids
  • PHYS 111: Mechanics

In addition we have approximately 15 first year labs to be taught by sessional lab instructors.

See UFV's online course calendar for brief descriptions of each. All but PHYS 111 would run on the Abbotsford campus.

Minimum requirements for a sessional lecturer are an MSc (PhD preferred) in physics or engineering or experience teaching high school physics. Minimum requirements for a sessional lab instructor are a BSc (MSc or PhD preferred) in physics or engineering. Note that PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for both lecturer and lab instructor positions.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of strong teaching ability such as teaching evaluations and/or reference letters. Application packages will be kept on file for a year, and applicants will be considered for subsequent sessional openings.

For further information, please contact Acting Department Head Tim Cooper at tim.cooper@ufv.ca (or phone 604-504-7441 Ext. 4456) or the departmental assistant Judy Becker at judy.becker@ufv.ca (or phone 604-504-7441 Ext. 6345).

Visual Arts - Art History: Posting 2014.22d
The Visual Arts department is seeking applicants for a sessional instructor in the fall semester of 2014 to teach a course in Baroque Art & Architecture.
http://www.ufv.ca/calendar/CourseOutlines/PDFs/AH/AH312-20090824.pdf

This course is designed to accommodate a range of possible topics within the Baroque period (e.g. the focus could be geographic or thematic, or a survey). Please include in your application a proposal and basic course outline to indicate the content you envision teaching in this course.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in Art History or related Visual Studies. Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of two-years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Please submit a cover letter, a brief teaching philosophy statement, CV, names and contact information of three referees, and previous course evaluations, in addition to the course proposal.

Visual Arts: Posting 2014.22e
The Visual Arts department is seeking applicants for sessional instructors in the fall and winter semesters of 2014/2015. Available courses include:
  • VA113 - Introduction to Drawing
  • VA115 - Introductory to Studio I: 2D Material Practices
  • VA223 - Painting I
  • VA224 - Painting II
  • VA321 - Painting III
  • VA322 - Painting IV

Applicants will have completed a Master's Degree in Fine Arts, or have a combination of Fine Arts degree and additional post graduate studies coupled with a professional artistic practice. Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of two-years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Please submit a cover letter, a brief teaching philosophy statement, CV, names and contact information of three referees, and previous course evaluations. Documentation of studio work and exhibition practice should also be included (10-20 images) on either a CD/DVD, or active weblink.

Mathematics & Statistics: Posting 2014.22f
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 2014.22g
The Communication 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. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, teaching evaluations, and the names of three referees.

School of Business: Posting 2014.22h
The School of Business requires sessional faculty able to deliver one or more introductory and advanced courses in Fall 2014. Available courses potentially include:
  • BUS 325 - E-Marketing
  • BUS 400 - Business and Society
  • BUS 403 - Strategic Management

Additional courses might become available. We therefore encourage applicants to list all courses they are able to deliver.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, academic curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three referees, and a brief teaching philosophy statement (max. 2 pages). If available, applicants should also submit evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or a sample of scholarly work.

Applicants are required to have a Master's degree in Business Administration or related area. A PhD from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution in a relevant discipline is preferred. Applicants with demonstrated excellent teaching experience from a recognized post-secondary institution or with relevant industry experience are given priority. A professional designation is required for those applying to teach accounting classes.

Geography: Posting 2014.22i
The Department of Geography and the Environment is seeking qualified applicants to teach the following courses in the Fall 2014 term: GEOG 131: British Columbia, GEOG 240: World Regional Geography, GEOG 242: Economic Geography, GEOG 303: Hydrology, and GEOG 312: Political Ecology. All courses are contingent on successful enrolment. Applicants must possess at minimum an MA or equivalent (GEOG 131, GEOG 240, GEOG 242, GEOG 312) or MSc/ MGIS (GEOG 303); PhD or ABD preferred. Given content of courses, ideally preference applicants from local catchment (i.e. southwestern British Columbia) area, although non-local applicants will be considered for some courses. Demonstrable quality teaching experience, as supported by evaluations, is preferred. Applicants should willing to assist in departmental activities involving students and attend necessary meetings, and may be asked to teach at Chilliwack campus.

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

Direct curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 25, 2014, referring to the POSTING NUMBER to:

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

Tel: (604) 854-4554Fax: (604) 854-1538Website: http://www.ufv.ca
Email resumes to hrinfo@ufv.ca

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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