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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.

Careers at VIU

Title Department Employment
Administrative Search

Executive Director, Human Resources

Human Resources


Associate Vice-President,
Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity


Dean, Faculty of Management

Faculty of Management


Director, High Performance Sport, Recreation,
and Physical Literacy

Student Affairs


University Librarian



Title Department Employment
16-2019 Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Program RE-POSTED Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU August 03, 2016
16-2036 Health Care Assistant Instructor RE-POSTED Health Care Assistant BCGEU August 03, 2016
16-2042 Lifeskills Coach Professional Development and Training Cowichan BCGEU August 03, 2016
16-4025 Clinical Resource Hygienist EXTENDED Dental Hygiene VIUFA August 10, 2016
16-4073 Career and Cooperative Education Coordinator Centre for Experiential Learning VIUFA August 03, 2016
16-4065 Psychology Instructor Psychology VIUFA August 10, 2016
16-4071 Reference and Instructional Librarian Library Administration VIUFA August 17, 2016
16-4072 B.A. Degree Advisor Arts and Humanities Administration VIUFA August 03, 2016
16-4069 Recruitment Officer Office of Enrolment Management VIUFA August 03, 2016
16-2043 Esthetics Instructor Esthetics BCGEU August 03, 2016
16-3077 Program Assistant, Health and Human Services (Nanaimo) Health & Human Services Administration CUPE August 17, 2016
16-3074 Admissions and Registration Assistants (2) Registration and Admissions CUPE August 03, 2016
16-3075 Financial Assistant, Dean Science & Technology Science & Technology Administration CUPE August 10, 2016
16-3058 Prep Cook Cafeteria CUPE August 03, 2016
16-3073 Dishwasher (UPDATED) Cafeteria CUPE August 03, 2016
16-3080 Program Administrative Assistant Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Office CUPE August 10, 2016
16-3059 Cook Cafeteria CUPE August 03, 2016
16-3076 Financial Coordinator Professional Development & Training Administration CUPE August 10, 2016
16-3060 Cook Cafeteria CUPE August 03, 2016
16-1009 Associate Dean - EXTENDED Management Administration ADMIN August 17, 2016
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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