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Assistant Professor, Political Science

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary:

The Department of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in the area of Canadian or comparative public policy. We encourage applications from scholars interested in any of the following fields: race/gender-based analysis, immigration, 2SLGBTQ, Indigenous, health, and/or environmental policy. The ability to teach public administration is an asset as are intersectional approaches to policy analysis and/or experience with Indigenous knowledge systems.

As a primarily teaching-oriented institution and department, we are seeking a collegial and energetic individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach POSC 100 Introduction to Politics, develop new courses in the field of public policy, as well as be willing and able to teach across a range of undergraduate courses offered by the department as required.

Applicants will have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience, demonstrated ability to establish a successful research program, and an ability to incorporate their research into applied learning opportunities for students.

Knowledge and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities for students, including working with local community agencies, is highly desirable. Demonstrable 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. The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations, demonstrated ability to participate in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching, a collaborative approach to engaging in the life of the department, and an active commitment to academic service.

As a faculty member, the candidate will be expected to participate in an on-going process of professional development and to lead others to do so in their teaching and collegial service.


The successful candidate must possess a PhD in political science (or public policy), with a specialization in Canadian and or comparative public policy; evidence of successful teaching experience; and an on-going program of research.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit the following:

• Cover letter
• CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada)
• Evidence of qualifications where appropriate
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Recent student evaluations
• Sample research paper

Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to citing Posting # J1021-1868.

For further information about the position, contact Hamish Telford, Department of Political Science, University of the Fraser Valley; by email at or by phone at 604-504-7441, ext.4425

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About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). 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 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.

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.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here:

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.