Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

University of the Fraser Valley

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Job Summary:
Teacher Education Department (TED) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor (type B). The successful candidate will be expected to teach methods courses in elementary and secondary science and/or math, as well as other courses across the BEd and MEd programs. We especially welcome applications from those who have been historically marginalized in the field of teacher education.

TED includes undergraduate level pre-requisite courses; a 10 ½ month post-degree Bachelor of Education (BEd) for prospective elementary, middle, and secondary teachers; and a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership and Mentorship. Classes occur on the Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Mission campuses.

TED is committed to anti-racism, social justice, decolonization, and Indigenization and these commitments are incorporated into every course and program. Our graduates are distinguished in the teaching profession because of their strong ability to integrate educational theory and knowledge into a reflective teaching practice that is critically minded, pedagogically sensitive, and socially just. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

This is a position for an individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a small, yet innovative, department and whose philosophy about pre-service and in-service teacher education is consistent with the TED’s Mission Statement, Department Values, and Commitments. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the five department values and four commitments and be able to embed them into curriculum design and delivery. The elementary/middle and secondary program structures can be found at https://www.ufv.ca/teacher-education/ . The MEd program can be found at https://ufv.ca/programs/master-of-education/ .

The applicant should have the expertise and ability to teach across a variety of subject areas in the BEd, specifically science and/or math methods. It is preferable for the applicant to possess expertise in educational leadership and have experience in mentorship theory and practice to teach courses in the MEd. This experience and expertise will enable the successful applicant to advance UFV’s strategic plan and Institutional Goals by supporting the implementation of strong graduate programs, the inclusion of integrated experiential learning, and the modelling of exceptional teaching practices.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the TED (both BEd and MEd programs), mentor teacher candidates during practica, supervise MEd candidates, work collaboratively with a variety of faculty and seconded faculty mentors, and participate in the TED teacher candidate admissions and orientation processes. There are additional expectations involving service to the university and the local community. The successful applicant will also be expected to maintain an active research and/or scholarship agenda with a focus on teacher education, leadership and/or mentorship education, and/or K – 12 education.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant will have a PhD or EdD in education, curriculum studies, or educational leadership. They will be an experienced K – 12 science and/or math educator with experience teaching contemporary, inquiry focused methods at the post-secondary level. Ideally, they will also have been a school leader and have taught educational leadership and/or mentorship at the post-secondary level.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae including evidence of appropriate qualifications, recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.

About UFV:
The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq’eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó: lo Tém: éxw (Stó: lo Land; Stó: lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó: lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC’s top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to [email protected] . Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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