The Electronics Department has three programs: An Electronics Technician Certificate, an Automation and Robotics Diploma and a Digital Manufacturing Diploma. To enter the Automation and Robotics program, a learner must complete the Electronics Technician Certificate. To enter the Digital Manufacturing Diploma, a learner must either complete the Electronics Technician Certificate or demonstrate a competency based equivalency in another discipline. Graduates of these programs typically occupy the space between the skilled trades and professional engineers in the engineering team that will typically cooperate on a project.
The Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Electronics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in general first year electronics, automation & robotics and digital manufacturing.
We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centered environment; who successfully integrate their scholarship into their teaching; and who are experienced in the delivery of high-quality service in communities of practice, particularly in the technical and engineering disciplines.
As a 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 able to instruct across a range of the undergraduate courses offered by the department; and can develop new and
innovative courses. An ability to teach across traditional disciplinary boundaries would be an asset.
Experience and interest in developing innovative learning strategies including problem based learning methods is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid and on-line). The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations; an interest in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching.
Applicants will have a strong record as a practitioner, commensurate with their experience; demonstrated ability to lead design and problem solving programs; and an ability to develop and transfer their experiences into applied learning opportunities for students.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to advancing the state of professional practice through inquiry and scholarship and investigate new ways to solve technical problems through the transfer of technology into practice.
The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.
We seek applicants with particular experience or expertise in electrical, electronics, mechatronics or other related engineering and technology disciplines. The candidate must be able to interact effectively with other areas, programs, departments, and external partners.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrable ability to collaborate/interact effectively with external regulatory bodies or agencies.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechatronics Engineering or related field, combined with relevant and current industry work experience and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. A related Masters Degree is highly desirable. Completion of or enrolment in the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program is preferred.
The University of the Fraser Valley 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.
How to apply
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching philosophy statement, and letters of reference to email@example.com, referring to Posting #2020.126. Short listed candidates will need to provide the names and contact information for three references.
The SAC will begin reviewing applications on June 5, 2020, however, the position will remain open until filled.