The University anticipates a need for sessional faculty to teach in the Fall 2020 semester in the following areas:
Computer Information Systems
Posting #2020.074a: The Computer Information Systems (CIS) department offers a four-year Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree since 1993. After one year (30 credits) of designated course work in the degree, students can apply for the CIS certificate; the CIS diploma can be applied for after two years of designated course work. Students will remain in the degree program after being awarded the certificate and/or diploma and may continue with upper-level courses if they wish. The certificate is a customizable one-year program, combining a mixture of CIS/COMP and other courses. Both the diploma and the degree can be obtained with a Co-operative Education option.
Candidates are required to have expertise in programming, and preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest and expertise in at least two of the following areas: databases, data analysis, analysis and design of algorithms, distributed programming, programming for ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, gaming, multimedia and graphics, robotics, web programming, web service orchestration, operating systems and real-time & systems programming. Other related expertise will be considered. We are seeking individuals who have an outstanding ability to teach and communicate effectively with undergraduate students, and are able to instruct and develop courses across a range of computer information systems and computing science topics. For further information, contact the Department Head, Computer Information Systems. Applicants must have completed a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related area. A PhD is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate successful teaching ability in the relevant subject area at the post-secondary level. Industry experience will also be an asset.
Posting 2020.074b: The department of Physics is seeking applicants for sessional instructor positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. A number of classes may be available (depending on budget and enrolments), involving physics lectures from the first year level of mechanics and electromagnetism, to possibly fourth year topics which could be in the subject areas of quantum mechanics, relativity and particle/nuclear physics. For more information on courses offered by the Physics department, please see UFV’s online course calendar (http://www.ufv.ca/calendar/current).
Minimum requirements for a sessional lecturer are an MSc (PhD preferred) in physics, engineering, or related field, and a demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Applicants should submit as file attachments: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references), and if available, evidence of strong teaching ability, such as teaching evaluations.
The Selection Advisory Committee anticipates that they will begin reviewing applications at the beginning of May; however, the positions will remain open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and will be required to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview process.
Posting 2020.074c: The Psychology department requires sessional faculty for Fall 2020 and ongoing in a variety of areas, particularly Introduction to Psychology (I &II), Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology and Learning Theory (Behaviorism). Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology or be ABD. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential. Three reference letters will be requested at the interview stage. Experience using Blackboard is an asset.
School of Health Studies
Posting 2020.074d: Bachelor of Science in Nursing program: The BSN program requires part-time/sessional faculty for clinical instruction in gerontological nursing, medical-surgical, home health, psychiatry, public health, and maternity. Successful candidates will hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing with Masters preferred, and a strong related clinical practice foundation.
Posting 2020.074e: Practical Nursing Program: The PN program requires part-time/sessional faculty for clinical instruction in gerontological, medical and surgical practice settings. Successful candidates will hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing and a strong related clinical practice foundation. Candidates with a diploma in nursing with extensive related clinical practice experience will be considered.
Posting 2020.074f: Health Care Assistant program: The HCA program requires part-time/sessional faculty for instruction in gerontological practice settings. Successful candidates will hold a Baccalaureate degree in nursing and a strong related clinical practice foundation. Candidates with a diploma in nursing with extensive related clinical practice experience will be considered.
Posting #2020.074g: The Kinesiology Department is accepting applications for sessional instructors to teach lecture courses in KIN 103 (Concepts of Physical Fitness), KIN 121 (Physical Literacy), KIN 160 (Contemporary Health Issues), KIN 170 (Basic Human Anatomy), KIN 302 (Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education), and KIN 360 (Health Programming Across the Lifespan), and for potential lab courses in KIN 170 (Basic Human Anatomy) and KIN 368 (Advanced Motor Learning and Control). A Master’s Degree is required and some teaching/laboratory instruction experience is preferred.
Posting 2020.074h: The UFV Philosophy Department requires sessional faculty to teach introductory Philosophy courses primarily in Critical Thinking (PHIL 100) during the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters.
Applicants must have an MA in Philosophy (or current status as senior doctoral candidate in Philosophy); PhD preferred. Evidence of successful post-secondary teaching is preferred.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their teaching philosophy, relevant teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference. During interviews, candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute sample lesson. Candidates are encouraged to submit additional materials (e.g. syllabi) that they think may help to support their application.
Posting #2020.074i: The Communications Department requires sessional faculty for Fall 2020 and ongoing to teach a variety of courses in professional communications including sections of CMNS 125 Introduction to Workplace Communications and CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing; and depending on qualifications, lower level courses in public speaking, or critical analysis and study methods.
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Communications or English with an applied writing focus. At least two years’ demonstrated successful experience teaching at the post-secondary level is required; professional communications industry experience is preferred. Must be available to teach on all campuses and attend orientation and ongoing training meetings.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, teaching evaluations, and the names of three referees. Materials will be assessed for adherence to current professional communications practices.
Posting #2020.074j: closed
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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 9, 2020, referring to the specific Posting Number (as listed above) to firstname.lastname@example.org.