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We invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with Vancouver Island University. Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. VIU’s rich history and connection with its communities dates back to 1936 when Nanaimo’s first vocational training school opened its doors. Today, VIU offers an extensive range of programming, from industry-responsive trades and applied training to academic undergraduate and graduate degrees. VIU has evolved into a university that supports a student population of over 17,000 learners, including 1,500 international students, over 2,000 Aboriginal students, and employs over 2,300 faculty and staff. Located on British Columbia’s spectacular West Coast, VIU offers the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada.

Employment Postings

Title Department Employment
Administrative Search
University Librarian Library Admin
Residence Life Coordinator Western Student Housing Affiliate
Title Department Employment
14-4052 Instructor Recreation/Tourism VIUFA July 30, 2014
14-4049 Professor Recreation/Tourism VIUFA September 04, 2014
14-4045 Management Professor Management VIUFA October 06, 2014
14-2056 Trades Orientation Instructors (2) Professional Development and Training Cowichan BCGEU August 13, 2014
14-4043 Computing ScienceTechnician - Posting Period Extended Computing Science VIUFA July 30, 2014
14-4038 Professor GIS Program VIUFA August 13, 2014
14-2058 Workplace Essential Skills Training Program Instructor Access Programs Nanaimo BCGEU August 06, 2014
14-4053 Education Counsellor (Indigenous Portfolio Coordinator) Office of Aboriginal Education VIUFA August 06, 2014
Support Staff
14-3070 Career and Co-operative Education Assistant Campus Career Centre CUPE July 30, 2014
14-3069 Technical Support Representative II Information Technology CUPE August 06, 2014
14-3057 Program Coordinator(s) 2 positions Professional Development & Training Administration CUPE July 30, 2014
14-3068 Catering Service Worker Cafeteria CUPE July 30, 2014
14-3071 United Way Campaign Associates (2) Human Resources CUPE July 30, 2014
14-1008 Manager, Buildings and Grounds Facilities Services/Campus Development ADMIN August 06, 2014
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Important Notice:

All applicants must apply through Human Resources by midnight (Pacific time) on the closing date noted on the posting. Cover letters can be addressed to the Selection Committee. All applications received after midnight on the closing date will be deemed "late" applications and, as such, would not be entitled to any existing contractual hiring provisions. Contractual provisions relevant to preferential hiring will apply.

Online applications will be submitted through the "Apply Online" button found at the top of each job posting. If you are unable to apply online (the preferred method), we will accept applications by fax at 250 740-6605 or in person or by mail to Human Resources, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5.

Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Vancouver Island University does not accept unsolicited applications at this time (i.e., applications must be to a specific opportunity).

The personal information provided by applicants is collected pursuant to Sections 26 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The required personal information is collected for the purposes of supporting and evaluating your application for employment with Vancouver Island University (VIU) and for aggregate statistical purposes. The personal information will be used, retained and only disclosed by VIU in accordance with FIPPA. The information is related directly to and needed by VIU to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications, and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision. The Privacy Officer can be contacted via or 250 740-6564.

Student employment opportunities are managed through the Campus Career Centre.

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