University of the Fraser Valley

Job Title

Assistant Professor 


Department of Information Studies


Opening Date: 09/29/2022
Closing Date:  11/15/2022

Job Description

The Department of Information Studies (DIS) invites applications for one (1) full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The date of appointment is January 2, 2023.

Located within the new Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development, DIS offers the Library and Information Technology Diploma in both online and on-campus formats as well as the Library Technician Post-diploma Certificate.

We seek collegial applicants who demonstrate our shared passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment; who successfully integrate both current technologies and their scholarship into teaching; and who are experienced in the delivery of high-quality service in communities of practice, especially public, academic, and/or K-12 school libraries.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will teach a range of subjects across the Department’s programs, including foundational and elective courses, and will contribute to curriculum and program development and improvement. The candidate will be required to teach face-to-face courses on the Abbotsford campus and blended synchronous-asynchronous online courses.

Applicants must be committed to scholarship that supports applied and experiential learning at a primarily undergraduate, regional, teaching university. They are also expected to commit to ongoing professional development related to their teaching, scholarship, and service, especially as these inform undergraduate library education.


  • The minimum requirements are a Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association-accredited program and five years of full-time, professional experience.
  • Strong preference will be given to those who have completed – or reached candidacy in – a PhD in LIS or a related field.
  • Applicants must have relevant, demonstrable expertise in one or more areas of DIS curricula.
  • Previous instructional experience in a postsecondary setting, either in-person or online, is a definite asset.
  • Candidates who have experience working within Indigenous contexts and/or sincere, demonstrable interest in contributing to the Indigenization of curricula are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with the Blackboard course management system is a definite asset.

Supplemental Information

Note that applicants without the minimum qualifications will not be considered.

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.

How to Apply

To apply, follow this link:

Please include in your application:

  • A curriculum vitae,
  • recent teaching evaluations,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, and
  • three letters of reference.

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