Instructor, Biology

University of the Fraser Valley
May 31, 2023
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Instructor, Biology

Biology Abbotsford Application deadline: May 31, 2023

Job Number:



Limited Term Appointment

Contract Term:

One year

Open Positions:


Salary Scale:

Limited Term Scale



Job Summary:

The Department of Biology invites applicants for two (2) one-year Limited Term Faculty appointments. The successful applicants will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, including Biology 111, 112, 201, and 202. In addition, the faculty members might be expected to offer upper-level courses in their field of expertise which could include an advanced course on cell signaling, regulation of gene expression, and/or metabolism.

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.


The successful applicants must have a minimum of an MSc in Biology or a related field, PhD preferred. Familiarity with UFV and a proven record of excellence in teaching is also desired. The successful applicant would also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the department, faculty and university. This includes regular attendance at department meetings, participation at Faculty Council and other university committees. A final component of the appointment is support of student research in an area of the candidate's expertise.

Applicants must submit the below documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • A recently updated curriculum vitae
  • A one-page summary of teaching philosophy including (if available) examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design
  • A one-page summary of proposed research program or scholarly activity to be done at UFV (ideally including undergraduate students
  • A recent teaching evaluation.
  • All these documents should be uploaded directly by the candidate to the UFV HR employment portal.

    Separately, we ask that three letters of references (PDF) be sent directly by referees to [email protected]. Please have the three referees use the name of the candidate in the email subject.

    About UFV:

    The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

    UFV 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.

    Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self- identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to [email protected]. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    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. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

    UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

    Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at candidate.njoynh[email protected] or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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