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Assistant Professor, History

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary:

The History Program at the University of the Fraser Valley in the College of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in colonial and post-colonial East Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2022. This would be a full-time position located in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.

The successful candidate in this position will be asked to teach introductory East Asian history and upper division courses in their research areas. Specialists in the modern and/or pre-modern eras of Chinese or Japanese national histories are encouraged to apply as well as scholars versed in trans-national and/or comparative East Asian colonial and post-colonial pasts. The ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students outside of research specializations will be expected. Evidence of scholarly achievement in research and writing as well as proof of undergraduate teaching excellence is required. Demonstrated experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and the ability to engage students in technology-enhanced learning is also required, along with positive teaching experiences in face-to-face classroom settings. Candidates will be expected to initiate, support, and work on community-engaged teaching and learning initiatives in local, national, and regional settings.

In filling this position we are committed to acting to address historical imbalances in Indigenous, Black, and Peoples of Colour, student, staff, and faculty representation at the University of the Fraser Valley in the spirit of our institution’s EDI Action Plan and associated reports. As such, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. The Department of History is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment to recruit, retain, champion, and support IBPOC faculty and colleagues in our program.

We also seek faculty members who embrace academic excellence and diverse learning styles and approaches to coming into knowledge, teaching methods, and learning literacies. Candidates will be expected to show how they will work towards retaining a diverse student body and promote inclusion and equity across our department and the institution.


The successful candidate must possess a PhD in History (or relevant field – in hand or expected by September 1st), with a specialization in colonial and postcolonial East Asian History; evidence of successful teaching experience; and an on-going program of research.

Candidates should submit the following:

• Cover letter
• CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada)
• Evidence of qualifications where appropriate
• Three letters of reference*
• Recent student evaluations
• Sample research writing (eg. dissertation chapter or peer reviewed article)

*Applicants should arrange for their three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to citing the job posting number.

Please go to this link to apply:

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 Temexw (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.

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.