Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University College of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

Located in beautiful Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (just outside of Vancouver), the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 1, 2019. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has approximately 500 program students and offers a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice, an Honour’s program, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. The School is home to the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research ( and houses a secure Crime Lab that facilitates faculty engagement in a wide range of Criminal Justice research opportunities. The School is committed to the collaborative development of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing instructional excellence in every class and for every student, creating learning and scholarship opportunities for students beyond the classroom, and contributing to the betterment of the University of the Fraser Valley, the communities we serve, our partners, and our discipline. Faculty in the School have a strong history of engagement in applied research. The University of the Fraser Valley encourages participation in research and scholarly activity and provides opportunities for annual releases from one section of teaching. The University also offers professional development funding to support engagement in research, scholarly, or other professional development activities.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise in the areas of social justice and qualitative research. We are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual who has a minimum of two years successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and the ability to teach at the graduate level, who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom, and who is able to mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to developing and delivering innovative special topics courses based on their area of expertise, our faculty are expected to teach across the curriculum, including in core first year courses. The successful applicant will have experience with and a demonstrated ability to teach qualitative research, and will be able to use their specific expertise to develop and/or teach Criminology or Criminal Justice special topics courses (e.g., sex work and the law, program evaluation, or an advanced course on Indigenous peoples).

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and possess strong communication, leadership, and service skills. Ability in technology-supported teaching (e.g. online) is required. The successful applicant will be able to incorporate or reflect Indigenous perspectives or ways of teaching and learning into the curriculum. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers or researchers with experience of racialization or colonization.

Applicants must have the potential for strong research productivity, a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a successful program of research that is community-linked and involves students, and an ability to incorporate their research into applied learning opportunities for students. A demonstrable ability or potential to obtain external funding for research activities will be considered an asset. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable ability to engage with, contribute to, and collaborate effectively with the local community, community agencies, and/or external bodies or agencies.

The successful applicant will be expected to actively and collaboratively participate in departmental and university activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.


The successful applicant must have a PhD (or solid indication of imminent completion) in Criminology or Criminal Justice (preferred), or a related discipline. The successful applicant must have strong theoretical and conceptual knowledge of criminology and Canadian criminal justice. The successful applicant must have a minimum of two years of post-secondary teaching experience. Evidence of strong teaching is required. The successful applicant must have an active research portfolio. A strong history of involvement in designing, completing, and disseminating the results of applied research projects will be considered an asset.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter; electronic curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching; a summary of short- and long-term intended or anticipated research and scholarly activity; and three strong letters of reference (submitted separately and directly to UFV HR) referring to Posting 2018.253 to:

Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Please note:
We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.

Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.