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Assistant Professor, Graphic and Digital Design posting

Position: Assistant Professor, Graphic and Digital Design
Department: Graphic and Digital Design
Status: Faculty, Permanent, 71.4% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Review Date: February 27, 2020

About UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley 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.

Posting Details

The Department of Graphic and Digital Design invites applications for a part-time tenure-track position of assistant professor with a specialization in systems design (experiential, interaction and/or communication design), participatory design research methods, and creative leadership.

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 modes of delivery.
Experience and interest in active learning methods and experiential learning opportunities, including practicums and study abroad, is highly desirable. Ability to deliver courses in community settings is required. The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations and an interest in inter-disciplinary teaching.
Applicants will have a record of scholarship in their field or an ability to establish a successful research program, and be able to integrate their research into experiential learning opportunities for students.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to ongoing professional development is essential with proven ability to collaborate effectively with industry and professional communities.
A willingness to incorporate or reflect Indigenous perspectives or ways of teaching and learning into their curriculum is required. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or individuals with experience of racialization or colonization.

The successful candidate will have a Masterís degree in a relevant academic discipline.
Five years of exceptional teaching experience at the post-secondary level and current professional graphic and digital design expertise spanning 5 years or more is required. A combination of instructional and professional equivalencies may be considered. Professional certification (RGD and/or GDC) is an asset. Active engagement in applied research and scholarship in the field is required.

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#2020.036 - Assistant Professor, Graphic and Digital Design posting
How to Apply
Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to hrinfo@ufv.ca. All application information should be directed to UFV HR, citing Posting #2020.036.
Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ufv.ca
Email applications to: hrinfo@ufv.ca
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 27, 2020;
however, the position will remain open until filled
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