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VIU Job Posting and Application Systems will be unavailable:

  • for up to 1 hour Wednesday, January 17 between 10 and 11 PM (Pacific Time)

Please visit the systems/site outside of these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Work Where You Matter — Careers at VIU

Title Department Employment
17-4104 Tier 2 Canada Research Chair-
The Historical Dimensions of Women's Health
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 31, 2018
18-2001 Instructor - Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU January 18, 2018
18-4001 Web/UI/UX Design Professor Art and Design VIUFA February 07, 2018
17-4102 BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 31, 2018
17-4117 Professor Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIUFA January 17, 2018
17-4115 Recreation/Tourism Professor Recreation/Tourism VIUFA January 31, 2018
18-3006 Secretary, Research Chairs, Centres and Institutes Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity CUPE January 31, 2018
17-3145 Buyer Purchasing CUPE January 17, 2018
18-3003 Admin Assistant, Intercultural & Group Programs International Education Office CUPE January 17, 2018
18-3001 Program Assistant, Health and Human Services Bachelor of Science in Nursing CUPE January 17, 2018
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For information related to casual employment at the university, please visit the Casual Staff Employment webpage.

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, we will accept applications in person, by fax to (250) 740-6605, or by mail to Human Resources, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5.

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