Assistant Professor, Practical Nursing Program

Faculty Opening

Posting:                 2019.37
Position:                                Assistant Professor, Practical Nursing Program
Department:        School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Science
Status:                   Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date:            August 1, 2019

Appilcation Review Date:        March 8, 2019


About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centers, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.


Posting Details

The School of Health Studies invites applications from qualified individuals for one (1) full-time (100%), permanent faculty position in the Practical Nursing (PN) program. Classroom and laboratory teaching occurs on the Chilliwack campus of UFV. Hospitals, institutions and health care agencies in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission provide the primary sites for student clinical experiences.

We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centred environment and that have an interest in scholarly and research activities that contribute to an innovative and positive teaching and learning environment. Simulation learning, inter-disciplinary initiatives, and aboriginal health are ongoing priorities for curriculum integration and development. Participation on departmental and institutional committees, service contributions, and ongoing professional development is an expectation.


The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:

  • Practicing licensure as a registered nurse with BCCNP.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Strong, current clinical practice foundation in gerontology and acute medicine.
  • Highly developed communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous successful experience with classroom and/or clinical teaching in a Practical Nursing or BSN program.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development, and completion of the Provincial Instructors Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in curriculum development and community service are assets.
  • Nursing scholarship.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit the following materials: letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. Please include in your curriculum vitae a statement highlighting your teaching philosophy, including examples of creative teaching methods. Reference letters to be submitted separately and directly to UFV HR. Direct your curriculum vitae including evidence of appropriate qualifications, referring to Posting #2019.37 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554                Fax: (604) 854-1538           Website:
Email applications to:


The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 8, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.  Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.

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.  UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.