Instructor, Carpentry Apprenticeship Program

University of the Fraser Valley
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Assistant professor / lecturer

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

The Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies invites applications for a sessional instructor in our Carpentry apprenticeship and foundation programs.  Under the general direction of the Director of the School of Trades, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies, the instructor will organize, develop, manage and instruct the Carpentry program. This program is offered at the Trades & Technology Centre in Chilliwack, BC.

This position requires someone who will commit to developing the carpentry program and has demonstrated abilities for writing lesson plans and exam questions, developing presentations, as well as marketing and promoting this program.  Preference may be given to candidates who have completed or are enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program.


The position requires a dynamic individual, fully certified in the Carpentry trade, combined with relevant and current industry work experience. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background including a high level of knowledge and exposure to the latest technology used in the Carpentry industry today. The candidate will have extensive industry specific experience; leadership qualities; good interpersonal skills; good oral and written communication skills; and a working knowledge of computers and various software applications.  Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge of the BC Apprenticeship Program and evidence of leading people towards a common goal in a diverse working environment.

Consideration will be given to those who have extensive connections and contacts with the local region and a broad involvement with local businesses and organizations.  This individual will be a creative thinker who has the ability to create excitement and enthusiasm about the trade and the program at UFV.

How to apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 16, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.  

Direct your cover letter, plus a curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by, referring to Posting 2019.168 to:


33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8Phone: (604) 854-4554

  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. UFV is committed to the principle ofequity in employment.

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The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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Assistant professor / lecturer


Chilliwack , Canada