School of Land Use and Environmental Change Abbotsford Application deadline: May 26, 2023
Limited Term Appointment
Limited Term Scale
The School of Land Use and Environmental Change (SLUEC) in the Faculty of Science at the University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a one- year limited-term faculty appointment. The successful applicant will teach a total of seven (7) course sections for the academic year, distributed between fall, winter and/or summer semesters. Courses will likely be drawn from GEOG 130: Geography of Canada, GEOG 240: World Regional Geography, GEOG 242: Economic Geography, GEOG 312: Nature, Power, and Place, and/or GEOG 362: Geography of Tourism and Recreation. Read more about the courses here: https: // www. ufv.ca/calendar/current/CourseDescriptions/GEOG.htm.
In addition to expertise in human geography and regional planning, SLUEC is seeking a collegial and energetic individual with exceptional communication skills, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, and capacity to develop experiential and applied research opportunities for students. Incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum is essential as is teaching international students and managing the needs of a diverse learning environment.
Most courses incorporate classroom activities (e.g., lectures, discussions, and tutorials) on the Abbotsford campus. For online instruction, UFV uses Blackboard as its learning platform along with Zoom and other applications. Refer to the Teaching and Learning Centre website for more information about how UFV supports innovative pedagogies. https: // www. ufv.ca/teaching-and- learning/
The primary role of this position is to teach, but the successful applicant is also expected to contribute service to the school and support student research. Directed studies courses (i.e., GEOG 483 and GEOG 484) enable students to work closely with faculty on research projects. The Fraser Valley is a fast-growing multicultural region with a strong agricultural economy and abundant natural resources. As such, it provides ample opportunity for student projects that engage local communities and resources.
Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components. https: // www. ufv.ca/media/assets/human-resources/publications/UFV- collective-agreement.pdfQualifications:
The successful applicant will have at least a master's degree in geography or a related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution along with a recent record of excellence in teaching human geography.
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference. In your application, please indicate your eligibility to work legally in Canada.
All documents must be submitted through the online portal.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).