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Posting number 2019.124
Position Instructor, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program
Department Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
Contract type Faculty; 100% full-time; Temporary
Contract timeline 1st position (August 19, 2019 - May 15, 2020) 2nd position (June 3, 2019 - March 6, 2020) - subject to budgetary approval
Review date May 24, 2019

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

Under the general direction of the Director, School of Trades, the Instructor will organize, manage and instruct a 34-week entry level Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program


The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, fully certified in the automotive collision trade combined with relevant and current work experience in both the repair and refinishing fields mentioned above.  The candidate will have a diverse industry background, extensive supervisory and management experience, leadership qualities, good interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of computers, and be well organized.  Preference will be given to individuals with additional certifications related to this trade, evidence of on-going upgrading, knowledge of the BC Apprenticeship system, evidence of leading people towards a common goal in a diverse working environment.

This position requires someone who will commit to teaching the Automotive Collision Repair and Refinish program and has demonstrated abilities for writing lesson plans and exam questions, developing presentations, as well as marketing and promoting this program.  Preference will be given to candidates who have completed or are enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program.  Candidates preferred will have extensive connections and contacts with the local region and a broad involvement with local businesses and organizations.  This individual will be a creative thinker who has the ability to create excitement and enthusiasm about the trade and the program at UFV.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 24, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.   

Please include in your curriculum vitae a statement highlighting your teaching philosophy, including examples of innovative approaches to course design and creative teaching methods. Direct your curriculum vitae including evidence of appropriate qualifications referring to Posting #2019.124 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

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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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