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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
Powell River Campus Administrator Provost and Vice-President Academic Admin
Chief Information Officer Vice-President Administration and Finance Admin
Manager, IT Infrastructure Information Technology Admin
Title Department Employment
15-2019 Heavy Mechanical Trades Instructors
(up to 4 positions available)
Heavy Mechanical Trades BCGEU May 27, 2015
15-4036 Digital Media Instructor Media Studies/Digital Media Technology VIUFA May 13, 2015
15-4039 Elder-in-Residence Student Affairs Cowichan VIUFA May 20, 2015
15-4031 Teaching and Learning Strategies Instructor School & Community Support Worker Powell River VIUFA May 06, 2015
15-4037 Instructor - CYC 152 Interpersonal Communication Skills School & Community Support Worker Powell River VIUFA May 13, 2015
15-2022 Instructor Culinary Arts Diploma Culinary Arts BCGEU May 27, 2015
15-4035 Media Studies Instructor Media Studies/Digital Media Technology VIUFA May 13, 2015
15-4040 Clinical Resource Hygienist Dental Hygiene VIUFA May 20, 2015
15-4038 Anthropology Instructor(s) Anthropology VIUFA May 27, 2015
15-2021 Relief Culinary Arts Instructor (s) Culinary Arts BCGEU May 20, 2015
15-3048 Building Maintenance Worker Milner Gardens and Woodland CUPE May 06, 2015
15-3062 Building Maintenance Worker Facilities Services/Campus Development CUPE May 13, 2015
15-3055 Technical Support Representative II Information Technology CUPE May 06, 2015
15-3060 Program Assistant - Disability Studies Diploma Program Powell River Campus Administration CUPE May 13, 2015
15-3054 Curriculum Systems Clerk Records CUPE May 06, 2015
15-3051 Payroll Clerk Payroll CUPE May 06, 2015
15-3056 Administrative Assistant Cowichan Campus Administration CUPE May 13, 2015
15-3053 Admissions Assistant International Admissions CUPE May 06, 2015
15-1011 Director, International Student Services International Student Services ADMIN May 27, 2015
15-1010 Associate Dean
Faculty of Science and Technology
Science & Technology Administration ADMIN May 13, 2015
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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.

Need assistance? Please write us at

Dana Collette, VIU