Assistant Professor, Upgrading and University Preparation
University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC
The Upgrading and University Preparation department offers ABE courses to help adults upgrade their literacy and numeracy skills, complete high school to earn the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood), meet employment requirements, or complete prerequisite courses for post-secondary programs. To accommodate the diverse needs of adult learners, online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes are offered morning, afternoon, and evening in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope both on campus and in community.

The Department of Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) invites applications for two (2) Assistant Professors. The successful candidate will be required to teach Fundamental, Intermediate, Advanced, and Provincial Adult Basic Education (ABE) English courses offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully-online formats. In addition, they must be able to teach ABE Computers, Education and Career Planning, or Indigenous Peoples Knowledge courses. Because their teaching schedule will change from semester to semester, the successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope on various days of the week and at different times of the day (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening).

As a learner-centred institution and department, we are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual who has experience successfully teaching BC Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses at a post-secondary institution, who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom, and can develop new and innovative courses and educational resources.

Because the UUP department attracts a wide range of students from all demographics, the successful applicant will bring a demonstrated ability to embrace inclusiveness and diversity in the classroom, provide educational and developmental mentorship/leadership to students, and build relationships with institutional and community partners as well as Indigenous and international students. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous instructors and/or instructors who have worked and/or lived closely with Indigneous people.

In keeping with UFV’s three-fold mandate of teaching, scholarship, and service, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to actively and competently participate in all three areas. The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives, and to engage in committee work for the department, institution, and communities UFV serves. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development and scholarship is required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in English from a recognized/accredited university
Master’s degree in Education, English, or another related field from a recognized/accredited university
Recognized teaching credential or equivalent
Minimum three years’ experience teaching Fundamental, Intermediate, Advanced, and Provincial ABE English courses to adult learners at a post-secondary institution
Ability to teach ABE Computers, Education and Career Planning, and/or Indigenous Peoples Knowledge
Experience teaching Indigenous students preferred
Experience teaching international students preferred
Ability to teach in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope
Ability to teach various weekdays and times, including evenings
Ability to undertake scholarly activities that contribute to the scholarship of teaching and/or the development of the Fraser Valley