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Instructor, Agriculture

University of the Fraser Valley

The department of Agriculture Technology is seeking qualified applicants for a Limited Term Appointment during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Job Summary
The department of Agriculture Technology is seeking qualified applicants for a Limited Term Appointment during the 2021-2022 academic year.  This LTA is for a 12-month appointment (August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022) and will involve the preparation and teaching of seven (7) Agriculture Technology workload units in addition to service to the Department and University, specifically Animal Care Committee and Biosecurity Committee. Specifically, we are interested in applicants to teach any seven (7) of the following courses as part of the hands-on Certificate and Diploma Livestock programs:

Agri 143 Introduction to Agriculture (Fall Term)
Agri 183 Farm and Equipment Safety (Winter Term)
Agri 237 Introduction to the Health and Nutrition of Farm Animals (Fall Term)
Agri 254 Ruminant Animal Health (Winter Term)
Agri 256 Management and Production of Poultry and Swine (Fall term)
Agri 328 Forage Crop Production: Science and Practice (Winter term)
Agri 331 Dairy Production and Management: Science and Practice (Winter Term)
Agri 247 and Agri 248 Enterprise I and II (Fall and Winter Terms – co-teaching)
For more information on these courses (or any others offered by the Department), please see UFV’s online course calendar: (https://www.ufv.ca/calendar/CourseOutlines/PDFs/AGRI/)

Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.



Qualifications
The successful applicant must have, a PhD in Animal Sciences or related field from a recognized/accredited post-secondary institution, candidates near completion of their PhD will also be considered.  Veterinarians with a specialty in large animals/livestock are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have two or more years’ experience in teaching and communicating with undergraduate students and must be able to instruct a diverse student population consistent with the UFV Mission. Teaching, research and/or extension activities directly with livestock producers or grower organizations are strong assets. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is also very desirable. Successful candidates will be required to participate in an Instructional Skills Workshop, delivered by the Teaching and Learning Centre (https://ufv.ca/teaching-and-learning/teaching-strategies-workshops/isw-fdw/)

How to Apply
Qualified applicants should upload expression of interest including a letter of application, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, their CV, references and recent teaching evaluations (especially those by students).

Direct application materials referring to Posting #J0321-1452 to http://clients.njoyn.com/CL3/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=56144&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0321-1452&BRID=EX87924&SBDID=20985&LANG=1. The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 19, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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 centring 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.