Assistant Professor, School of Communication

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University of the Fraser Valley

Job Abstract:

The Faculty of Communication at UFV invitations functions for a full-time, tenure-track place in skilled communications with a specialization in social media communication, beginning August 1, 2024.  A really perfect candidate can have skilled and educating expertise together with a analysis concentrate on the appliance of social media to skilled communication, vital analysis of social media platforms and applied sciences, rising media applied sciences, and content material creation. Our applications emphasize skilled writing, talking and different communication practices. Our programs vary from office communication to science communication to digital crew communication and extra, specializing in real-world functions and present office practices and applied sciences.

As a primarily teaching-oriented establishment and faculty, we’re searching for a collegial and energetic particular person who has profitable educating expertise on the undergraduate degree and who communicates successfully with college students; is strongly dedicated to fairness, variety, and inclusion out and in of the classroom; is certified to instruct throughout a spread of the undergraduate programs supplied by the college; and may develop modern programs. In accordance with our robust space and institutional commitments to Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation, candidates with the expertise and experience in Indigenizing and decolonizing their curriculum and observe are most well-liked. Likewise, expertise educating worldwide college students is an asset; we’re dedicated to supporting and fascinating worldwide college students and the various classroom inhabitants at UFV.

Information and curiosity in creating experiential studying alternatives for college students, together with working with area people businesses, is very fascinating. Demonstrable expertise in technology-supported educating (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted studying) and the power to interact college students in technology-enhanced studying is required. The profitable candidate will present a flair for working in crew conditions, a willingness to take part in modern inter-disciplinary educating, a collaborative strategy to participating in division enterprise, and an energetic dedication to educational service.

Along with mentoring college students and fostering a vibrant atmosphere inside our communications applications and our broader group, the profitable candidate may also be anticipated to take care of a program of scholarly exercise or analysis which entails college students, is expounded to skilled communications, and/or is community-linked.  As a school member, the candidate shall be anticipated to take part in an ongoing course of {of professional} improvement and to guide others to take action of their educating and collegial service.


A PhD in Communication or a intently associated subject, from a acknowledged post-secondary establishment. Candidates with a Grasp’s diploma in Communication or a intently associated subject together with intensive utilized work expertise could also be thought of.
A minimal of three years of postsecondary educating expertise in skilled communication, which incorporates the basics of utilized writing, public talking, and group and crew communication.
Demonstrated experience and educating expertise incorporating each principle and observe in social media communication (for instance, our present programs cowl designing campaigns, analyzing contexts and developments, utilizing varied platforms, deciphering rules, and so forth.)
Candidates with current, associated business expertise in social media communication or communication shall be most well-liked.

Purposes will start to be reviewed January 19, 2024, for an anticipated begin date of August 1, 2024.

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