Assistant Professor, School of Communication

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Abstract:

The College of Communication at UFV invitations purposes 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 may have skilled and educating expertise together with a analysis deal with the applying of social media to skilled communication, crucial analysis of social media platforms and applied sciences, rising media applied sciences, and content material creation. Our packages 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 purposes and present office practices and applied sciences.

As a primarily teaching-oriented establishment and college, we’re in search of a collegial and energetic particular person who has profitable educating expertise on the undergraduate stage and who communicates successfully with college students; is strongly dedicated to fairness, range, and inclusion out and in of the classroom; is certified to instruct throughout a spread of the undergraduate programs supplied by the varsity; and might develop progressive 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 follow 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 varied classroom inhabitants at UFV.

Information and curiosity in growing experiential studying alternatives for college students, together with working with area people companies, is extremely 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 an inherent ability for working in crew conditions, a willingness to take part in progressive inter-disciplinary educating, a collaborative method to participating in division enterprise, and an lively dedication to tutorial service.

Along with mentoring college students and fostering a vibrant surroundings inside our communications packages and our broader group, the profitable candidate may even 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 college member, the candidate shall be anticipated to take part in an ongoing course of {of professional} growth 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 in depth utilized work expertise could also be thought-about.
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 concept and follow 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 latest, associated business expertise in social media communication or communication shall be most well-liked.

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

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