Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management, Tenure-Track, School of Business, University of the Fraser Valley

Posting: 2016.177
Position: Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management
Department: School of Business, Faculty of Professional Studies
Status: Faculty tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2017
Review Date: February 1, 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, university preparation, and continuing education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

The School of Business invites applications for one (1) full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Human Resource Management (HRM), 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 position is subject to budgetary approval.

The School of Business offers an HRM program, which is designed to equip students with the skills and abilities necessary for a successful career in HRM and to prepare them to acquire the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. In addition, an Organizational Studies (OS) program is offered that allows students to develop a broad understanding of the organizational concepts that are central to all areas of business.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach lower-level and specialized upper-level courses in HRM, including recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, health and safety, and strategic HRM. A secondary interest in industrial relations would be an asset. 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. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to integrate research into teaching, and is committed to continuing professional development.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will actively participate in the development and promotion of the programs and activities of the School 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 candidate 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 completed or have nearly completed a PhD or DBA in HRM from a recognized institution, preferably from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution. They must also be committed to on-going professional development.

Applicants with excellent, recent teaching experience in a relevant subject area at the undergraduate level of a recognized university will be given priority. A CHRP designation and/or industry experience would be an asset.
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply
A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement), a statement of research interests, two samples of academic scholarship, and three letters of reference, referring to Posting 2016.177, 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 and cover letter to:

Incomplete application packages will not be processed.

Shortlisted applicants will 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.