Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

Job Description


To display this page you need a browser with JavaScript support. Teacher Education Abbotsford Job Number: J0121-1251 Status: Permanent Open Positions: 1 Hours/Week: 35 Job Summary The University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a full-time faculty member in its Teacher Education Department (TED) which includes undergraduate level prerequisite courses (Chilliwack and Abbotsford campus); a post-degree Bachelor of Education (BEd) for prospective elementary, middle, and secondary teachers (Abbotsford campus); and a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership and Mentorship (Abbotsford campus). 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 educator who enjoys the challenge of working in an innovative program, and whose philosophy about teacher education is consistent with TED’s Mission Statement, Department Values, and the Program Goals for both the MEd and the BEd. This individual will also share the TED faculty’s commitments to social justice and anti-racism, and to decolonizing and Indigenizing practices. As such, the successful candidate would have knowledge of the five TED values and commitments, and will embed them into their curriculum design and delivery. The applicant should have the expertise and ability to teach across a variety of subject areas in the BEd and/or MEd, with the ability to integrate their research and/or scholarship into their teaching. Expertise in Special Education, Indigenous Education, and/or Secondary Humanities is required. The elementary/middle and secondary program structures can be found at The M.Ed program can be found at This experience and expertise will enable the successful applicant to advance UFV’s strategic plan and Institutional Goals by supporting the implementation of strong undergraduate and graduate programs, the inclusion of integrated experiential learning, and the modelling of exceptional teaching practices. The applicant will be committed to departmental and programmatic growth and service, ongoing professional development, and will be willing to contribute to academic leadership. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous educators and/or educators with experience of racialization or colonization. Qualifications Required: PhD, EdD, or Equivalent expertise and experience  K-12 teaching certification and/or classroom experience (preferably in public schools)  Knowledge of the BC school system (preferably in local school districts) Mentoring experience (practicing teachers, teacher candidates and/or students) Active research interest in Teacher Education, Indigenous education, Special Education, and/or K-12 Education with proven knowledge of a variety of research traditions. Evidence of experience and/or scholarship oriented toward a progressive vision of public education that is inclusive and committed to social justice and anti-racism, decolonization and Indigenization, critical thinking, reflective practice, inquiry, and professional learning communities Evidence of strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skills Ability to teach methods and/or foundational courses in areas across the TED  Preferred: Ability to contribute to innovative program development Familiarity with learning technologies, mentorship development, and/or supervision models  How to Apply Please include: curriculum vitae evidence of appropriate qualifications recent teaching evaluations three letters of reference The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 26, 2021 , however, the position will remain open until filled.