Sessional Faculty

University of the Fraser Valley
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Assistant professor / lecturer

DepartmentVarious, College of Arts; Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies; Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Professional Studies; Faculty of Science
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About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

The University anticipates a need for sessional faculty to teach in the Fall 2019 semester in the following areas:


  • Posting 2019.39a: The School of Business requires sessional faculty to deliver a course in Project Management (BUS 457). Applicants are required to have at least a relevant Master’s degree from an AACSB, EPAS, or EQUIS accredited institution; five years of relevant industry experience; and demonstrated excellent teaching experience from a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants holding a PhD or DBA degree from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution will be given priority. Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume or an academic curriculum vitae, (3) a brief teaching philosophy statement (max. 2 pages), and (4) names and contact information of three references. Applicants should also submit (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness and, if applicable, (6) samples of recent scholarly work. NB: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Posting 2019.39b:  The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice requires sessional faculty for Fall 2019 to teach a variety of courses (face-to-face or online) in criminology and criminal justice, such as introductory criminology courses, academic and professional development, introduction to research methods, problem management skills, techniques in crime prevention, and special topics courses. A full list of courses taught in the School is available here   Applicants must possess at minimum a Master’s degree, preferably in criminology or criminal justice. Preferred criteria include experience working in the criminal justice system or related fields, and previous post-secondary teaching experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching, or the potential for excellence in teaching, as well as proficiency in the subject area(s) of the course(s) for which they wish to be considered. Ability to develop and deliver online programming will be considered an asset. Applications must include a cover letter stating which course(s) applicants wish to be considered for, curriculum vitae, a brief (maximum two pages) teaching philosophy, the names of three referees, and recent copies of teaching evaluations, when available. 

Geography and the Environment

Political Science

  • Posting #2019.39g:  The department of Political Science invites applications for a Sessional Position in International Relations beginning September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.  The successful candidate will be required to teach  the following courses:
  • POSC 260—Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics
  • POSC360—The United Nations and International Organizations
  • POSC 365—War, Terrorism, and Global Security
  • POSC 368—Global Issues and Canadian Foreign Policy
  • POSC 460—Seminar in International Relations
  • We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment and who successfully integrate their scholarship into their teaching. The successful candidate must possess a PhD (or close to completion) in political science, with a specialization in International Relations.  Evidence of successful teaching experience is required.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, course syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and a sample of academic writing. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately and directly to UFV Human Resources (per below).
  • The department of Political Science at the UFV provides an excellent academic environment for the education of informed and engaged citizens. Our small class sizes allow our students to learn in a personalized environment where they have the chance to get to know their professors and fellow students. Our faculty are engaged in foundational and applied research and other scholarly activities that support the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political Science, and the development of the Fraser Valley.


How to apply

See each posting above for specific application instructions, if included. Otherwise, please submit your curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 5, 2019, referring to the specific Posting Number (as listed above) to:


33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8Phone: (604) 854-4554

  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. UFV is committed to the principle ofequity in employment.

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The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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