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Sessional Instructor, Psychology

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary
The Psychology Department invites applicants for Sessional Contracts for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and beyond.

Courses that may be available* include:

PSYC 250: Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC 351: Child Psychology
PSYC 356 : Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 302: Learning (Behaviourism, Classical and Modern Behavioural Theory)
PSYC 303: Perception
PSYC 370: Introduction to Personality Theory
PSYC 385: Evolutionary Psychology
491S: Basic Counselling and Interviewing Skills

Official course outlines can be found at

*Please see our advertisement for a Limited Term Appointment. The area of the person hired for that position will limit the range of courses available sessionally.

Candidates must have a Ph.D in Psychology or be very near completion. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred, and demonstration of ability to teach is required. 

How to Apply
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching excellence or potential. Three reference letters will be requested at the interview stage, along with other materials. A list will be sent to applicants selected for an interview.

Direct all application materials referring to Posting #J0421-0956 to The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 07, 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.