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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.

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Title Department Employment
17-4109 Technician Earth Sciences VIUFA November 22, 2017
17-4111 Instructor, First Nations Stewardship Technician Program Recreation/Tourism VIUFA November 29, 2017
17-4104 Tier 2 Canada Research Chair-
The Historical Dimensions of Women's Health
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 31, 2018
17-4102 BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA January 31, 2018
17-4110 Philosophy Instructor Philosophy & Religious Studies VIUFA November 22, 2017
17-4107 Psychology Instructor Psychology VIUFA November 29, 2017
17-4112 Instructor Department of Resource Management and Protection VIUFA November 29, 2017
17-3135 Prep Cook [UPDATED] Cafeteria CUPE November 22, 2017
17-3136 Admissions and Registration Assistant Registration and Admissions CUPE November 29, 2017
17-1027 Director, Graduate Business Programs Office of Graduate Business Studies ADMIN December 06, 2017
17-1031 Assistant Manager, Student Residence REPOSTED VIU Student Residence ADMIN November 29, 2017
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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