Sessional Faculty (Summer 2019)
University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
The University anticipates a need for sessional faculty to teach in the Summer 2019 semester in the following areas:


Posting #2019.20a: The Communications department requires sessional faculty to teach a variety of applied courses in professional communications, including writing for the workplace and academic contexts. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Communications (with an applied writing focus), English (writing or rhetoric focus), or in a closely related discipline. At least two years demonstrated successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level in professional communications; and professional communications related industry experience is preferred. Must be available to teach on all campuses, attend an orientation meeting, and be willing to teach online.

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.
Computer Information Systems

Posting #2019.20b: 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.
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Posting #2019.20c: Located in beautiful Abbotsford, 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 (Criminal Justice) degree ( The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a sessional instructor to teach CRIM 339 (Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice) during the Summer 2019 (May – August) session. The successful candidate must hold at minimum a Master’s degree (preferably, in Criminology or Criminal Justice). The successful candidate must demonstrate content expertise and be familiar with ethical and legal issues facing Canadian criminal justice agencies and be able to discuss ethical and moral philosophies as they apply to criminal justice agencies, with a focus on law enforcement. The successful candidate must also demonstrate comprehension of general criminological concepts and theories. Previous university-level teaching experience will be considered an asset. Practical experience with the criminal justice system, preferably with experience in law enforcement, will also be considered an asset. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching or the potential for excellence in teaching, must be able to mentor students from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities, and should be able to utilize a variety of technologies/media in the classroom.

Interested candidates should submit an electronic curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; copies of recent teaching evaluations, including of upper-level Criminology and Criminal Justice courses, if available; and names of three references.

Posting 2019.20d: Closed.
Visual Arts

Posting 2019.20e: The department of Visual Arts requires sessional faculty in the discipline of Photography. Applicants are required to have an MFA specializing in Photography, and up to date knowledge of current hardware, software, and technical equipment related to the field. The successful candidate must show evidence of recent, relevant experience in digital photography techniques, including in depth software knowledge and ability to perform compositing and masking, layering and blending, retouching, and image manipulation. The candidate will also possess experience and proficient knowledge of studio lighting techniques, and have the technical knowledge to execute large format printing, and prepare and produce digital fine art prints. Further knowledge and experience in best practice workflow with large format photography and virtual drum scanning is an asset. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of historical and contemporary developments in this medium, as well as familiarity with both current and historical artists in the field, and be able to provide evidence of related teaching experience.

Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) course reviews of previous teaching experience, (4) a digital portfolio or web-links of 10 to 20 photo based work, and (5) names and contact information of three references.