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Media Arts Instructor

One-year term faculty appointment with the University of the Fraser Valley

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University of the Fraser Valley
April 15, 2022
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One-time
In-person & Online
Abbotsford
Free

Job Summary:

The School of Creative Arts is seeking a dynamic and versatile instructor for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicant will teach a total of seven (7) sections, in courses including Digital Imaging, Digital Concept Art, and Digital Photography (MEDA 110, MEDA 210, VA 180, VA 280). Candidates who can teach one or more of the following are preferred: Game Engines (MEDA 280), Exploring Creativity (MEDA 260, Critical Studies in Digital Media (MEDA 350), and Digital Multi-Tool (VA 119).

Course information can be found here:

The successful applicant will teach a range of courses. Please note that courses may change as timetable needs evolve through the year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate commitments to providing an outstanding learning experience to students, to creating a student-centered environment, to providing positive and constructive feedback to students, and to ensuring a safe classroom environment. The ability to teach some courses online is preferred.

Successful applicants will also contribute to providing an excellent student experience through participation in the life of the School of Creative Arts and University. They are expected to serve on committees and complete extra-curricular service work equivalent to the committee duties of a full-time faculty member. They will be working closely with School of Creative Arts staff and will demonstrate the ability to work as part of a high functioning team, including excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills.

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

The School of Creative Arts strives to promote Indigenous resurgence alongside decolonization and practices of anti-racism; successful candidates will demonstrate that they share this commitment and that they are committed to accessibility and inclusivity in their teaching practice. A documented record of teaching or professional practices that promote anti-racism, intersectionality, and equity is an asset.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a graduate degree (Masters or equivalent), with a terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) strongly preferred. Education must be coupled with recent and relevant professional/industry experience. We are seeking energetic and innovative instructors with experience teaching at the post-secondary level and a developing record of excellence in teaching. Experience incorporating Indigenous perspectives, successfully fostering a diverse and internationalized classroom community, and responding to the needs of diverse students are preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a creative portfolio, the names of three individuals who can provide references, and recent teaching evaluations.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 28, 2022; 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 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 careers@ufv.ca.  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.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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