Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Accounting, School of Business, University of the Fraser Valley

Position Assistant Professor, Accounting
Department School of Business
Status Two (2) Faculty tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, 100% full-time
Start Date August 1, 2017
Review Date January 3, 2017

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

The School of Business invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of financial accounting, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. Located within the Faculty of Professional Studies, the School of Business is a teaching-intensive unit with more than fifteen hundred students enrolled in certificate, diploma, degree, and post-degree programs.

The accounting major and certificate are two of several programs offered by the School of Business. The Accounting major provides the necessary prerequisites or required courses for the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). Many of our students become accountants, selecting careers in areas such as banking, insurance, and consulting.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in accounting, including—but not limited to—introductory to advanced financial accounting. There is an expectation that the successful applicant will actively participate in the development and promotion of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program within UFV and the broader community. Engagement of faculty in university and community service is one of the institution’s three-fold goals of teaching, scholarship and service. It is expected that the successful applicant will actively contribute to UFV and the School of Business, the social, cultural, and economic development of the lower Fraser Valley region, and extra-curricular forms of teaching and learning (e.g., student mentorship, community outreach, etc.).

Applicants must have a PhD or DBA in Accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution, preferably accredited by AACSB or EQUIS, and a CPA designation. Applicants with a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution, preferably accredited by AACSB or EQUIS, may be considered if they possess a minimum of five years relevant and recent industry experience, and a Canadian CPA designation. The successful applicant has developed an innovative and effective teaching and learning style that engages the diverse student population at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and aligns with the university’s education plan, demonstrates ability to integrate research into teaching, and is committed to continuing professional development. Applicants with excellent, recent teaching experience in a relevant subject area at the undergraduate level of an accredited university will be given priority.

How to Apply
A letter of application (cover letter), a resume (CV for applicants with a PhD/DBA), and a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement), a sample of scholarly work (if applicable), and three confidential letters of reference referring to Posting 2016.156 should be sent 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 resumes to:
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 3, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check.
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.