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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

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Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity


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Title Department Employment
16-2019 Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU May 18, 2016
16-2020 Heavy Mechanical Trades Instructor Heavy Mechanical Trades BCGEU May 25, 2016
16-4040 Educational Advisor: Student Affairs Cowichan VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-4048 Limited Term Contract Instructor - Criminology Criminology VIUFA June 01, 2016
16-4045 Mathematics Instructor Math VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-4033 Interior Design Professor Art and Design VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-4041 Counsellor Counselling VIUFA May 11, 2016
16-4044 Limited Term Contract Instructor Computing Science VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-4032 Interior Design Professor Art and Design VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-4047 Geography Instructor Geography VIUFA May 18, 2016
16-4046 Biology 402 Instructor: Evolution Biology VIUFA May 11, 2016
16-4043 Limited Term Contract Instructor Computing Science VIUFA May 04, 2016
16-3034 Program Coordinator Natural Resources Extension Program CUPE May 11, 2016
16-3036 Advancement and Alumni Officer, Research RE-POST Advancement and Alumni Relations CUPE May 03, 2016
16-3032 Kitchen Supervisor Cafeteria CUPE May 11, 2016
16-3035 Program Assistant Natural Resources Extension Program CUPE May 11, 2016
16-1010 Director, Graduate Business Studies Master of Business Administration Office ADMIN June 08, 2016
16-1008 Manager, Deep Bay Field Station Deep Bay Marine Field Station ADMIN May 18, 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