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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

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Faculty of Health and Human Services


Title Department Employment
17-2041 Instructor - Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU August 23, 2017
17-4067 Professor, Human Resource Management Management VIUFA August 16, 2017
17-4044 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2 Indigenous Land Use Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA August 16, 2017
17-4075 Mathematics Instructor Math VIUFA August 09, 2017
17-4073 Limited Term Contract Instructor Early Childhood Education VIUFA August 02, 2017
17-4069 Indigenous Education Navigator Office of Aboriginal Education VIUFA August 30, 2017
17-2054 Esthetics Instructor Esthetics BCGEU August 02, 2017
17-2052 Workplace Essential Skills Training Program Instructor Access Programs Powell River BCGEU August 09, 2017
17-4074 Instructors EACS School and Community Support Worker VIUFA August 16, 2017
17-4076 Access Technician Disability Services VIUFA August 16, 2017
17-4019 Child & Youth Care Instructor Child & Youth Care VIUFA August 23, 2017
17-4062 Professor Math VIUFA August 09, 2017
17-3072 Administrative Assistant to the Dean Social Sciences Administration CUPE August 09, 2017
17-3085 Advancement and Alumni Officer, Research Advancement and Alumni Relations CUPE August 09, 2017
17-3082 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration(HVAC and R) Technician Facilities Services/Campus Development CUPE August 16, 2017
17-3086 Residence Lead Housekeeper VIU Student Residence CUPE August 09, 2017
17-3070 Work Site Trainer (WEST) Access Programs Powell River CUPE August 09, 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