Faculty Opening – University of the Fraser Valley
Position Faculty: Assistant Professor, French
Department: Modern Languages
Status: Faculty tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2016
Review Date: January 15, 2016
The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.
The Modern Languages department at UFV invites applications for a full-time, permanent position in French.
The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the process of completing, a PhD in French language pedagogy, linguistics, literature, or a closely-related field, and will have native or near-native fluency in French and advanced proficiency in English.
As a primarily teaching-oriented institution and department, we are seeking a collegial, energetic and innovative individual who has demonstrable teaching experience and ability at the undergraduate level, communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom, is able to instruct across the undergraduate French curriculum, and can develop new and innovative programs and courses. Experience and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities, including internships, study-abroad and co-curricular activities is highly desirable. Demonstrable knowledge of high impact practices in second-language teaching in a minority setting, and experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, experiential) and computer-assisted language learning are assets.
The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations, an interest in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching, willingness to assist in department business, be committed to academic leadership and engage in professional development opportunities. In addition to mentoring students and to fostering a vibrant environment within both our French program and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research, preferably one which involves students, or is community-linked.
Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample course plan, a short description of research interests and selected publications, and three letters of reference.
Applications, citing Posting 2015.134 should be sent to
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.