Assistant Professor, School of Business, Human Resource Management & Organizational Studies
University of the Fraser Valley
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: J1122-1861
The School of Business invites applications for a Permanent Faculty member. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-level courses (Introduction to Organizational Behaviour, Introduction to Human Resource Management, etc.), and specialized upper-level courses, including Organizational Theory and Industrial Relations.
The School of Business develops individuals to achieve leadership, management, global citizenship, and employability potential through business-relevant, research-informed education. The School offers degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Its Bachelor of Business Administration program is internationally recognized as one of the best business programs and accredited by EFMD.
We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centered environment, and who successfully integrate their scholarship into their teaching. Related to these principles, applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Additionally, as a teaching-oriented institution, we are seeking a collegial, energetic and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom; is able to instruct across a range of the undergraduate courses offered by the department; and can develop new and innovative courses.
Applicants must have exceptional communication and teaching skills, and demonstrable ability to develop experiential and applied research opportunities for students. An ability to teach across traditional disciplinary boundaries would be an asset. The successful applicant must be able to incorporate or reflect Indigenous perspectives or ways of teaching and learning into their curriculum.
Experience and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad and co-curricular activities is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, online, experiential, and computer-assisted learning) would be an asset. The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations and an interest in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching.
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 and experiential learning opportunities for students. The successful applicant will be expected to develop innovative and internationally recognized research programs and to obtain external funding. The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities and service, initiatives, as well as contribute to academic leadership. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.
Please submit the following required documents:
Cover letter (Letter of application) which clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications, including a description of your familiarity with foundational theories and recent issues in Organizational Theory and Industrial Relations
Teaching philosophy statement
Statement of research interests
Two samples of academic scholarship
Complete set of students’ evaluations for courses that you have taught
Original sample course plan for teaching Organizational Theory course
Original sample course plan for teaching Industrial Relations course
Three letters of reference
Please label each of the 9 required document file names with the number corresponding to the document type as listed above (e.g. 6 – Complete set of students’ evaluations).
In the cover letter, please also indicate your eligibility to work legally in Canada. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 30, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Please review the job posting thoroughly. Please provide relevant details in the cover letter. You must also submit supporting documentation as evidence of the details you have stated in the cover letter. Incomplete applications (i.e. with missing documents or relevant details) will not be reviewed.
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:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or DBA in Organizational Behaviour/Studies or Industrial Relations or a closely related field from a recognized Canadian, AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution (which must be clearly mentioned in the cover letter), or solid indication of imminent completion. Applicants with a relevant Master’s degree from institutions with aforementioned recognition/accreditation and at least five years of industry experience related to the position might be considered.
Experience in teaching upper-level Organizational Theory and/or Industrial Relations courses is required (and must be clearly indicated in the cover letter).
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.