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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 16,000 learners, including 2,100 international students, over 1,500 Aboriginal students, and employs over 2,000 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.

Careers at VIU

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16-4107 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Indigenous Land Rights/Land Use Planning
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 25, 2017
16-4108 Canada Research Chair-Tier 2
Leisure, Sustainability, Wellbeing,&Resilience
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 25, 2017
16-4109 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Shellfish Aquaculture/Genomics
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 25, 2017
17-4004 Instructor - Interior Design Art and Design VIUFA February 08, 2017
16-4106 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Community-Based Research in Education
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 25, 2017
16-4118 Professors (3) Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIUFA February 01, 2017
17-4006 Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning VIUFA February 01, 2017
17-2006 Power Engineering Instructor Power Engineering BCGEU February 08, 2017
16-2066 Instructor Health Care Assistant BCGEU January 25, 2017
16-2065 Instructor Practical Nursing BCGEU February 22, 2017
17-4002 Business Law Professor Law VIUFA March 30, 2017
17-2005 Carpentry Instructor - Cowichan Carpentry BCGEU January 25, 2017
17-2003 Driver Training and Airbrakes Instructor Heavy Equipment Operator BCGEU January 25, 2017
17-3008 Cook Cafeteria CUPE January 26, 2017
17-3006 Campus Services Clerk Powell River Campus Administration CUPE January 25, 2017
17-3007 Senior Payroll Clerk Payroll CUPE January 23, 2017
17-3009 Payroll Clerk Payroll CUPE February 01, 2017
17-3005 Financial Assistant, Campus Administration Powell River Campus Administration CUPE January 25, 2017
17-3003 Accounts Payable Clerk Financial Services CUPE January 19, 2017
17-1001 Senior Research Analyst-Data Analytics Office of University Planning and Analysis ADMIN February 08, 2017
17-1002 Manager, Homestay Program Homestay ADMIN January 25, 2017
17-1003 Financial Analyst Financial Services ADMIN February 02, 2017
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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 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 Career Services.

Need assistance? Please write us at

Dana Collette, VIU