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Three Assistant Professor Positions in Computer Information Systems (Software Development)

University of the Fraser Valley

Faculty Opening

Posting: 2018.250
Position: Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems (x3)
(Software Development)
Department: Computer Information Systems, Faculty of Professional Studies
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Review Date: January 15, 2019

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 centers, 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 Computer Information Systems (CIS) - of the UFV Faculty of Professional Studies - aims to offer an excellent undergraduate education in computing, through a variety of credentials in both Computing Science and Computer Information Systems. We place high priority on student involvement in research and scholarly activities, and in opportunities for experiential learning. The department invites applications for three (3) full-time faculty members to commence August 1, 2019, or soon thereafter. Two (2) of the three positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates are required to have expertise in software development, and preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest and expertise in at least one of the following areas: distributed programming, programming for mobile devices, cloud computing, gaming, multimedia and graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics, simulation and modeling, operating systems and real-time & systems programming. Other related expertise will be considered.

We are seeking individuals who have an outstanding ability to teach and communicate effectively with undergraduate students, and are able to instruct and develop courses across a range of computer information systems and computing science courses.

Successful applicants will be expected to engage in research or scholarly activities, and incorporate that experience into the content of their courses. This can include the scholarship of teaching and learning. They will endeavour to develop experiential learning opportunities for students, and to be an academic leader in the CIS department.

The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.

Qualifications required include a PhD in Computing Science or a closely related area from a recognized university, and demonstrated excellence, or commitment to establishing a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Flexibility, currency in topic areas, and evidence of scholarly activities are also important considerations. Industry experience or post-doctoral experience are strongly preferred.

How to Apply
For further information, contact the Department Head, Computer Information Systems.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence (student evaluations if available), and one-page statement of teaching philosophy plus examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design if available. Three letters of reference will be required prior to being interviewed.

Direct your application – referring to Posting 2018.250 to:
Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website:
Email applications to:

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled Short-listed candidates may 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.