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23 Oct 2017

Faculty Assistant Professor, Adult Education

University of the Fraser ValleyAnywhere

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Job Description

Posting: 2017.177

Position: Assistant Professor, Adult Education

Department: Adult Education

Status: Faculty tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, 100% full-time

Start Date: August 1, 2018

Review Date: February 15, 2018


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, university preparation, and continuing education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.


The Department of Adult Education and the Faculty of Professional Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a combined focus on Adult Education and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)/Second Language Education (SLE).


The Department of Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley is committed to the following FIVE principled activities and core values:

  1. Enhancing access to education and lifelong learning;
  2. Applying research to improve organizational, social and environmental wellbeing and justice;
  3. Teaching evidence-based and learner-centred professional practices;
  4. Providing students with key skills aimed at succeeding in the target professions we serve; and
  5. Promoting diversity in knowledge, learning, students, professional practices, and society.


To embody these values, we offer a range of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs and elective courses in Adult Education, TESL/SLE, and Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) with unique policies and the use of Blackboard and Collaborate Ultra for online and face-to-face delivery.


The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in core areas of both Adult Education and TESL/SLE, which could include adult learning, instructional design, diversity studies, workplace education and second-language acquisition, TESL/SLE teaching methods, curriculum and assessment, and practicum supervision. In addition to teaching in the BA-ADED, TESL/SLE and Workplace Education certificate programs, the successful candidate will supervise and mentor a range of students in Independent Studies and practicum experiences in both ADED and TESL/SLE programs; foster awareness of diversity, Indigenous, and internationalization issues among university and community members; assess student PLAR applications; and contribute to the department, university, and local communities served by the university.

As a predominantly undergraduate institution, UFV encourages faculty members to maintain an active research and scholarship program oriented on maintaining and improving undergraduate education and/or the social and economic development of the Fraser Valley. Faculty members integrate research with undergraduate teaching, contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning. As a faculty member, you will be expected to participate in an on-going process of professional development and to lead others to do so in your teaching and collegial service.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  1. A completed doctorate in Education awarded for research and scholarship on a relevant, interdisciplinary topic (ABD with an established defense date from a recognized/accredited institution will be considered).
  2. The equivalent qualifications to meet the requirements of TESL Canada Standard Three certification (for details see:
  3. Explicit education, research, and teaching experience across the adult/higher education and TESL divides, with optional but valued expertise in the teaching and learning of languages other than English. This combined expertise could be cross-disciplinary experience with specific expertise in each distinctive area, or it could be interdisciplinary experience with intersecting expertise across the distinctive areas.
  4. Evidence of success working on productive and collegial teams.
  5. Teaching in post-secondary and in a relevant adult or ESL/SLE context.
  6. Administrating or leading a project or team effectively.
  7. Experience teaching in online and hybrid delivery models is strongly recommended.
  8. Familiarity with the communities served by our various programs.
  9. Commitment to mindfulness-based teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and experience teaching and learning with Indigenous communities and students is an asset.


How to Apply

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, including evidence of appropriate qualifications, recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of references. Applications, citing Posting 2017.177 should be sent to:

Human Resources

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8

Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: Email resumes and cover letter to:

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2018; 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.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Faculty.

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