Assistant Professor, School of Computing

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University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary:The School of Computing invites applications for multiple Assistant Professor positions.  For each position, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the areas of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.We seek applicants to address areas of need in with current expertise and teaching experience in each of the following areas: databases, security, information systems, and networking. Applicants must also have a record of continuing contributions within an emerging field. Applicants must have exceptional communication and teaching skills; a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; and demonstrable ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses and create experiential and applied research opportunities for students. The successful applicant must be able to incorporate or reflect Indigenous perspectives or ways of teaching and learning into their curriculum.Applicants will have a strong record of substantive current contributions and research productivity commensurate with their experience; demonstrated ability to establish a successful research program; and an ability to incorporate their research into applied learning opportunities for students.Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, experiential, and computer-assisted learning) would be an asset. The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations, a strong sense of integrity and professionalism, and an interest in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching.The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. Candidates are expected to have an operational understanding of ethics and social Issues in their field of expertise, to be free from conflict of interest, and to identify UFV as their primary affiliation in their academic and industry activities where an affiliation is appropriate. An ongoing program of professional development is also required.The successful applicant will have a demonstrable ability to collaborate/interact effectively with external bodies or agencies.  We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers or researchers with experience of racialization or colonization.Qualifications:The successful candidate will have a Bachelor in Computing Science or closely related field plus a Phd in Computing Science, or in case of networking or information systems specialization, a doctoral credential in Engineering or Information Systems. If a defense is scheduled, candidates may be considered with the stipulation that the credential must be granted before the start date.Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence, including student evaluations, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy plus examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design if available. Three letters of reference will be required prior to being interviewed. For further information, contact the Director of the School of Computing: https://www.ufv.ca/computing/contact/. About UFV: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:lō Tém:éxw (Stó:lō Land; Stó:lō World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lō 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 [email protected]  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.