Instructor, Chemistry

University of the Fraser Valley

Assistant professor / lecturer

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 Department of Chemistry is seeking internal applicants for a Limited Term Appointment (LTA) as a sessional lecturer during the 2019-2020 academic year, specializing in the area of organic chemistry. This LTA is for a full calendar year (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020), and will involve the preparation and teaching of seven (7) workload units in addition to some service to the Department and University. Specifically, we are looking for a qualified instructor who is able to teach the following CHEM courses (not all of which will be available):

110         Introductory Chemistry

114         Principles of Chemistry II

213         Organic Chemistry I

412         Topics in Organic Chemistry

For more information on these classes (or any others offered by the Department), please see UFV’s online course calendar (  

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.


Candidates are required to hold a PhD from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution in chemistry or a closely related field. Applicants should have an outstanding ability to teach and communicate with undergraduate students, and must be able to instruct a diverse student population (with varying backgrounds) across a broad range of the undergraduate Chemistry curriculum.  The successful candidate will also be expected to partake in some form of service to the department and/or university.   

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching at UFV, particularly in the area of organic chemistry.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. Qualified internal (to UFV) applicants should send an email to outlining their interest in this position.

Direct application materials to Posting #2019.78 to:


33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8Phone: (604) 854-4554

  • 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 ofequity in employment.

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Assistant professor / lecturer


Abbotsford , Canada