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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

Associate Vice-President,
Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity


Title Department Employment
16-2019 Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Program - EXTENDED Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU June 01, 2016
16-4055 Instructor Management VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-2020 Heavy Mechanical Trades Instructor Heavy Mechanical Trades BCGEU May 25, 2016
16-4052 Limited Term Contract Instructor Child & Youth Care VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-4051 FISH 207 Instructor EXTENDED Fisheries & Aquaculture Programs VIUFA May 26, 2016
16-4050 Dental Hygiene Instructor(s) Dental Hygiene VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-4048 Limited Term Contract Instructor - Criminology Criminology VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-2021 Temporary Part-time Instructor English Language Centre BCGEU June 02, 2016
16-4054 Geography Instructor Geography VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-4053 Information Technologist (Server) Information Technology VIUFA May 25, 2016
16-3046 Program Administrative Assistant, Business Programs Management Programs Office CUPE May 26, 2016
16-3045 Supervisor, Assessments and Exam Invigilations Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services CUPE June 01, 2016
16-3041 Service Desk Assistant Library Administration CUPE May 25, 2016
16-3042 Service Desk Assistant Library Administration CUPE May 25, 2016
16-3043 Financial Coordinator Education Abroad CUPE May 25, 2016
16-1009 Associate Dean Management Administration ADMIN June 01, 2016
16-1010 Director, Graduate Business Studies Master of Business Administration Office ADMIN June 01, 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