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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.

Employment Postings

Title Department Employment
Administrative Search
Associate Dean, International Education International Education Admin
Dean Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology Admin
Title Department Employment
15-4071 Interior Design Technician Art and Design VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-2052 Succeeding Online Instructor Foundations for Success Powell River BCGEU August 05, 2015
15-4075 Social Work and Mental Health Instructor Social Work VIUFA August 12, 2015
15-2053 Writing for Success Instructor Foundations for Success Powell River BCGEU August 05, 2015
15-4057 Dental Hygiene Instructor(s) Dental Hygiene VIUFA August 12, 2015
15-4040 Clinical Resource Hygienist
posting period extended
Dental Hygiene VIUFA August 12, 2015
15-4076 Hospitality Management Co-op Coordinator Campus Career Centre VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-4067 Professor, Human Resources Management Management VIUFA September 02, 2015
15-4073 Dining Room Instructor Hospitality Management VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-4062 Beverage Theory Instructor Hospitality Management VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-4074 Recruitment Officer Office of Enrolment Management VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-4070 Educational Counsellor: Disability Services Access Specialist Disability Services VIUFA August 05, 2015
15-4054 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Professor(s) - Posting Period Extended Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIUFA August 19, 2015
15-4072 Early Childhood Education and Care Instructor Early Childhood Education VIUFA August 12, 2015
15-3098 Culinary Instructional Assistant Culinary Arts CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3084 Program Assistant (Tla'Amin Education Plan Implementation) Powell River Campus Administration CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3092 Work Site Trainer Adult Basic Education Powell River CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3096 Assistant, Assessments and Exam Invigilations Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services CUPE August 06, 2015
15-3095 Athletics Advancement Officer - Posting Period Extended Advancement and Alumni Relations CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3097 Program Assistant, Health and Human Services Practical Nursing CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3091 Campus Services Clerk Powell River Campus Administration CUPE August 05, 2015
15-3099 Front-end Salon Assistant Hairdressing CUPE August 19, 2015
15-3100 Travel Coordinator International Education Office CUPE August 19, 2015
15-1017 Associate University Secretary University Secretariat ADMIN August 12, 2015
15-1018 Financial Analyst Financial Services ADMIN August 26, 2015
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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 by fax at 250 740-6605 or 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 the Campus Career Centre.

Need assistance? Please write us at

Dana Collette, VIU