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Assistant Professor, Psychology

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary:

The Department of Psychology at the University of the Fraser Valley has openings for two full-time tenure-track faculty members, pending budgetary approval.

We invite applications in the following areas:
• Psychology of Gender and/or Sexuality
• Biological Psychology or Neuropsychology (additional specialization in Perception, Psychopharmacology, Animal Behaviour, and/or Evolutionary Psychology is an asset)
• Psychology of Music (cognitive, social, or applied focus)
• Indigenous/Decolonial Psychology

In addition to teaching courses in relevant area/s of expertise, the successful candidate must also be willing and able to teach introductory psychology.

The ability to teach any of the following is also an asset:
• History of Psychology
• Introductory Statistics
• Research Methods

Successful candidates will be expected to develop experiential or research opportunities for students within their fields.

Official course outlines can be found at:


Applicants must have a Ph.D in Psychology (not Educational or Counselling Psychology) or be very near completion. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred, and demonstration of ability to teach is required.
As a primarily teaching-oriented institution and department, we seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment. We have a strong honours program, and many students also do research-focused directed studies, so the ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate students is a necessity.

Applicants will have a record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and demonstrated ability to establish a successful research program that is student centred. As UFV is a teaching intensive university, most research done by faculty needs to fit within that framework.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required, and new faculty will have the opportunity to develop new courses within their specializations in collaboration with other department faculty. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars, teachers, or researchers with experience of racialization or colonization.

Our department is committed to a supportive collegial model. We offer mentoring for developing teaching skills and research programs, and incorporate flexible scheduling when possible while still meeting our student and program needs.

Click here to apply:

Candidates should submit the following through the UFV Careers website (link above), before Feb 10, 2023:
• Letter of application
• CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada)
• Evidence of qualifications where appropriate
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Recent teaching evaluations
• Three letters of reference*

*Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to citing both the posting ID and relevant candidate name.

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:lō Tém:éxw (Stó:lō Land; Stó:lō World). 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 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.

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.