Sean Parkinson joined the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in 2000 as a faculty member in the Department of Economics.  At UFV, he teaches courses in economic principles as well as field courses in labour economics and the economics of health care policy. Sean served as president of the UFV Faculty-Staff Association from 2015 to 2019

At FPSE, Sean was a member of Presidents Council from 2015-2019. He was elected to FPSE's executive committee as Member at Large in 2018 and as Secretary-Treasurer in 2019.