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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

Title Department Employment
Administrative Search
Associate Dean, Science and Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Admin

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
16-4081 Professor - Posting Period Extended Department of Resource Management and Protection VIUFA October 12, 2016
16-4083 Psychology Professor(s) Psychology VIUFA November 02, 2016
16-4078 Criminology Professors (1.0 FTE and 0.5 FTE) Criminology VIUFA November 16, 2016
16-2053 Instructor - Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU October 05, 2016
16-2052 Instructor - Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU September 28, 2016
16-4085 Introduction to Performing Arts in Education Instructor Education VIUFA October 05, 2016
16-4084 Technician - Co-Curricular Engagement Coordinator Centre for Experiential Learning VIUFA September 29, 2016
16-2051 Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning Mechanic Instructor - Reposted HVAC Program Cowichan BCGEU October 05, 2016
16-4086 Educational Advisor, Disability Services Mental Health Access Specialist Disability Services VIUFA October 05, 2016
16-3101 Client Services Coordinator Professional Development & Training Administration CUPE September 29, 2016
16-3099 Assistant Manager, Payroll Payroll CUPE October 05, 2016
16-3091 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration(HVAC and R) Technician Facilities Services/Campus Development CUPE September 28, 2016
16-3096 Technical Support Representative I Information Technology CUPE September 29, 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