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Posting number 2019.118
Position Sessional Faculty, Communications
Department Communications, College of Arts
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (sessional)
Contract timeline Fall 2019: on-going (semester based)
Review date May 30, 2019
Salary scale $6,549.45 - $ 6,723.62 per section

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

The Communications Department requires sessional faculty for Fall 2019 and ongoing to teach a variety of applied courses in professional communications including sections of CMNS 125 Introduction to Workplace Communications and CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing; and depending on qualifications, lower level courses in public speaking, or critical analysis and study methods.


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 one year demonstrated successful experience teaching at the post-secondary level in professional communications (two years preferred); professional communications related industry experience is preferred. Must be available to teach on all campuses, attend orientation and ongoing training meetings.

How to apply

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.  Direct your application by May 30, 2019, referring to the Posting #2019.118 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

Find out how to prepare your application

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.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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