Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology
Department: Social, Cultural and Media Studies, College of Arts
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2018
Review Date: January 31, 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
The Department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies at UFV invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in
Sociology. The Department seeks a sociologist who is committed to teaching and will complement our current faculty
strengths. We seek applications from candidates who demonstrate expertise in race and ethnicity in a Canadian context,
recognizing the global dimensions of this area of study. Priority will be given to applicants who also have expertise in one or
more of the following areas: community and/or public health, migration, and applied/public sociology. Candidates should
have demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and professional and/or community
service. The successful applicant will have interest and ability to engage with digital technologies. Applicants must
demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse student population.
The candidate must have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience in sociology, which includes introductory sociology
and research methods. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sociology (or ABD with completion of all requirements by July 1, 2018) from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the Sociology major and the Concentration in Social Research, work closely with students to support their learning, contribute to department, college, and university committees, and maintain an active program of professional development.
As a primarily teaching-oriented institution and department, we are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual
who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in
and out of the classroom; is qualified to instruct across a range of the undergraduate courses offered by the department; and
can develop new and innovative courses. Experience with incorporating indigenous perspectives, teaching international
students, and managing the needs of a diverse classroom environment is an asset. UFV is committed to Indigenizing our
curriculum and our practice where appropriate. Likewise, we are committed to supporting and engaging international
students and the diverse classroom population at UFV.
Experience and/or interest in developing innovative and experiential learning opportunities is required. Demonstrable
experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and experiential learning
is desirable. The successful candidate will show aptitude for and/or experience for working in team situations; demonstrated
ability to participate in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching; a commitment to actively engage in service work with the
department, the College of Arts and the university as a whole; and, an active commitment to academic leadership.
In addition to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to fostering a vibrant environment within our SCMS
programs and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly
activity or research, preferably one which involves students and is community-linked.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an original
sample course plan for one of the teaching areas identified above, student evaluations, a short description of research
interests and selected publications, and three letters of reference.
Applications, citing Posting 2017.203 should be sent to:
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ufv.ca
Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 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 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.