Thank you for your interest in the University of the Fraser Valley. To submit an application, follow these steps:
Create a separate application for each posting/competition
Your cover letter.
Your résumé or curriculum vitae and your contact info.
Any additional documents specified on the job posting.
Where you saw the posting (e.g. UFV website, or an external job board such as University Affairs, LinkedIn, etc).
Clearly mark your application with the posting number
Each UFV job posting contains a unique posting number (e.g. #2016.xx). Clearly marking your application with this number ensures your documentation is received and assembled together for a Selection Advisory Committee's review. Please also provide the posting number to any references who may be submitting documentation to UFV on your behalf.
Note: Although Human Resources accepts 'general applications' for employment (i.e., not submitted for a specific job posting), we are unable to assess such applications for current or prospective opportunities. Instead, individuals should check UFV Careers site for updates for new opportunities of interest.
Submit your application
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, unless otherwise specified on the job posting, and include the posting number in the subject line. Due to security reasons, UFV only accepts file attachments in the following formats: Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.
If you are an internal/bargaining unit applicant, please submit your application using your UFV email address.
After submitting your application, you will receive an automated email reply confirmation. We are unable to accept applications submitted via web/URL links - e.g., to online cloud storage or other sites. If you submit your application and don't receive an automated email response, please contact email@example.com to ensure your application has been received.
Mail or in-person
Mail or bring your document(s) to:
University of the Fraser Valley Human Resources #288 - 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC, Canada, V2S 7M8
604-854-1538. Include the UFV posting number on your fax cover page.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada to be considered.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
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.
Mentor or maker? Why not both?
Joel Feenstra Assistant Professor, Electrical Department, UFV Applied & Technical Studies
I love being mentally and physically active. It turns out teaching electrical and technology at UFV is a perfect combination of both. I've built and created things in the UFV shop I never thought would have been possible. Last summer I built my own paddleboard that my family takes up to Cultus Lake and paddles around.
At the same time, teaching satisfies my deeper need to be part of something larger. I’m sending students out into a workforce where they're going to be successful.
At UFV I get to be creative by learning and building things myself. But I also get to help students learn skills that will help them thrive. I love that.
I love hiking. I grew up in Qatar where hiking wasn’t really possible so it’s special to live in a scenic place that’s not overcrowded. The first time I saw a clear blue sky free from pollution was when I arrived in BC! But, I still enjoy big-city culture and crowds from time-to-time.
I began working at the university as a student. I started as a lab monitor, then as a work-study student, then as a co-op student and then as a support analyst. After graduation, I was hired as a technical analyst.
Working at UFV and living in the Fraser Valley means I don’t have to choose between career and lifestyle. I can grow in my career, hike at Lindeman Lake and take advantage of everything Vancouver has to offer.
Dr. Joanna Sheppard Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology
I’m passionate about academic research. Specifically, I’m discovering new ways to teach children how to embrace physical movement as a foundation for lifelong health.
At UFV I can fuse research and teaching. I lecture in the classroom, take students to work outdoors by the river and run an international program in the Caribbean where students join me to do research and community work.
Something I love about the University of the Fraser Valley is that I don’t need to choose between academic passions and my enthusiasm for teaching. The two blend together beautifully.
Satwinder Bains Director, UFV South Asian Studies Institute
My values have been shaped by my experiences as an immigrant. As a community activist, I’m committed to lifting up marginalized voices and informing diversity as a practice. I’m proud to have helped make diversity education part of the Abbotsford school curriculum.
My passion for social change spills over into the classroom where I help students see their larger role in society after graduation. They’ll go on to make powerful and positive change as justice advocates, international development workers and teachers.
At the University of the Fraser Valley, I can both mentor the next generation of changemakers in the classroom and lead by example in my community.