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Sessional Faculty, Adult Education

University of the Fraser Valley

Posting J0221-1125
Job type Faculty
Department Adult Education, Faculty of Professional Studies
Contract type Sessional/Temporary
Start Date September 1, 2021
Review Date May 1, 2021

About UFV
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, university preparation, and continuing education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lō peoples’ goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. 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.

About the Department of Adult Education
The Department of Adult Education is one of the few institutions to offer a BA in Adult Education in Canada, as well as a TESL certificate, a graduate certificate in Mindfulness Based Teaching and Learning, and other certificates and credentials such as a Workplace Education certificate, Instructional Leaning Design certificate, and an Adult Education minor for non-ADED students at UFV. Our program is delivered in a blended format using Blackboard for online components and video conferencing technology to connect distance learners to F2F classes. Our F2F classes - usually 25% of a course - are offered week-ends and evenings.

Position details
The Department of Adult Education is seeking a temporary sessional instructor to teach one section of a third-year adult education course called ADED 365: Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples in the Fall semester in 2021. In offering this course, we aim to honour the history and ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples to adult education in Canada. There is also the opportunity to continue teaching this course in subsequent years. For more information on this course, please see UFV’s online course calendar at

The Department of Adult Education is looking for a sessional instructor with excellent teaching skills in the field of adult education or professional development. Candidates are required to have completed or to have nearly completed a doctoral degree (PhD/EdD) in Adult Education or a related field from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution. Candidates with a Master degree that come with considerable expertise in Indigenous Adult Education are also welcome to apply. The committee values Indigenous culture, expertise, experience, and knowledge systems and so welcomes candidates with publications, presentations and teaching experiences that are community- and/or culturally-centered.

The ideal applicant will be a current member of, or a recognized participant in, an Indigenous community, preferably a local one. They will be able to make connections between Indigenous knowledge systems and contemporary curricula in their field and Indigenous curricula. They will be aware of or able to recognize how local Indigenous knowledge is being practiced and promoted and will be able to see ways they and their work can contribute to that body of work. Also, the ideal candidate will be well aware of the unique challenges of Indigenous student experiences. Additionally, the candidate will have a demonstrated collegial approach to Indigenization and Reconciliation. The candidate should be comfortable teaching with new learning technologies as the online/blended format can be stressful and demanding for someone unaccustomed to the format.

How to apply
Direct application materials, referring to Posting #J0221-1125, to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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