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Assistant Professor, School of Education

University of the Fraser Valley
Mission, British Columbia (CA)
70,437.00 - 112,872.00 per year
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Job Summary:

The University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a permanent, full-time faculty member in its School of Education which includes undergraduate level pre-requisite courses; a 10 ½ month post-degree Bachelor of Education (BEd) for prospective elementary, middle, and secondary teachers; a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership and Mentorship; and an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate.

The School is committed to anti-racism, social justice, decolonization, and Indigenization and these commitments are incorporated into every course and program. Our graduates are valued as educators because of their strong ability to integrate educational theory and knowledge into a reflective teaching practice that is critically minded, pedagogically sensitive, and socially just. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

This is a position for an educator who enjoys the challenge of working in an innovative School, and whose philosophy about education is consistent with the mission statement, values and commitments for the MEd, BEd, and ECE Certificate. This individual will also share the faculty’s commitments to social justice and anti-racism, and to decolonizing and Indigenizing practices. As such, the successful candidate would have knowledge of the five School values and commitments and will embed them into their curriculum design and delivery.

Given the values and commitments of the School of Education, we actively seek to include diverse perspectives and are intentional in our desire to support diverse identity expression.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the BEd and MEd programs, work collaboratively with a variety of faculty and seconded faculty mentors, and be part of the BEd admissions and orientation processes. There are also additional expectations involving service to the university and the local community. A key responsibility of faculty in the School of Education is to ensure that teacher candidates who successfully complete the UFV BEd meet all program goals, demonstrate the School’s values, and are fully aware of their obligations to adhere to the British Columbia Teachers’ Council (BCTC) Standards.

We are looking for one tenure-track, permanent faculty member who can teach the following courses:

  • EDUC 200 (Educational psychology)
  • EDUC 413 (Introduction to inclusive and special education in secondary schools)
  • EDUC 454 (Supporting students with diverse learning needs)

The ability to teach a combination of the following courses would be advantageous:

  • EDUC 432 (Designs for teaching secondary social studies)
  • EDUC 445 (Planning and Assessment)
  • EDUC 450 (Secondary Language teaching and learning in a plurilingual society)
  • EDUC 452 (Unit planning, assessment, evaluation, and reporting)
  • EDUC 456 (Investigations into secondary social studies)


  • PhD or EdD (in process applicants will be considered)
  • Lived experience as or with superdiverse identities or communities.
  • K – 12 teaching certification with classroom experience (preferably in the public school system).
  • Knowledge of the BC school system (preferably in local school districts).
  • Evidence of instruction in teacher education in the specialty areas listed in the Job Summary.
  • Evidence of experience in mentorship of teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and graduate students.
  • Active research interest in Teacher Education, Inclusive Education, Special Education, and/or K-12 Education with knowledge of a variety of research traditions.
  • Evidence of experience and/or scholarship oriented towards a progressive vision of public education that is inclusive and committed to social justice, anti-racism, decolonization, Indigenization, critical thinking, reflective practice, and the integration of knowledge and practice.
  • Evidence of strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to contribute to innovative program development.
  • Evidence of collaboration.

Applicants from equity deserving and systemically marginalized populations will be prioritized.

Applicants should submit the below through the online application portal:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including evidence of appropriate qualifications
  • Two letters of reference


The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). 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 our Education Plan. 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.

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.

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