Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Langley, BC
PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTORS Competition Number 18-159

Work Group: Faculty

Status: Temporary

Location: Surrey, Richmond, Langley

The Psychology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for qualified instructors to be added to its existing contract faculty inventory. Successful applicants will be added to a pool of qualified Non-regular Type 1 Contract Instructors and called upon when sessional teaching opportunities arise. Candidates with expertise in all areas and at all levels of undergraduate instruction can apply. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Psychology or an area approved by the Psychology Department will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of quality instruction at the post-secondary level. Those who are interested in applying can find further information on our courses by visiting our website at:

We seek candidates with expertise in Developmental Psychology to teach the following courses during the Summer 2019 semester:

  • Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes (PSYC 1100)
  • Introduction to Psychology: Areas and Applications (PSYC 1200)
  • Developmental Psychology: Childhood (PSYC 2320)
  • Aging (PSYC 3920)
  • Developmental Psychopathology (PSYC 4350)
KPU offers both day and evening courses in three academic terms (Fall: September-December, Spring: January-April, and Summer: May-August). Faculty of Arts courses are offered mainly at our Surrey, Richmond, and Langley campuses. Course delivery formats vary by department and include in-person, online, and blended (partially online) modes of instruction.

KPU provides a unique regional university environment serving communities in the South Fraser region. We take great pride in our student-centered approach to learning and our teaching-focused faculty. Our university degrees and applied credentials successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets.

A complete application includes: a letter of interest that provides a brief explanation of your qualifications for the courses you are interested in being qualified to teach; a current curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts of all degrees; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching success (including course evaluations); and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

Please submit applications in this format. Lastname.Firstname_Competition#_Name of Document

For example,

Doe.John_Competition1615_Cover Letter



To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of B.C.’s Top Employers, please forward your resume, quoting the competition number 18-159 by December 10, 2018 to

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

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