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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
Powell River Campus Administrator Provost and Vice-President Academic Admin
Chief Information Officer Vice-President Administration and Finance Admin
Manager, Project Management Office Information Technology Admin
Manager, IT Infrastructure Information Technology Admin
Title Department Employment
15-4011 Recreation/Tourism Professors (2) Recreation/Tourism VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-4019 Dental Hygiene Professor Dental Hygiene VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-4016 First Nations Studies Professor First Nations Studies VIUFA April 22, 2015
15-2013 Practical Nursing Instructor Practical Nursing BCGEU April 08, 2015
15-4022 Social Studies Methods in Education Instructor
(Revised/Posting extended)
Education VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-4023 Student Engagement and Community Engagement Librarian Library Administration VIUFA April 15, 2015
15-4021 Introduction to Performing Arts in Education Instructor Education VIUFA April 01, 2015
15-4009 Hospitality Management Professor Hospitality Management VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-2015 Health Care Assistant Instructor (Term) Health Care Assistant BCGEU April 15, 2015
15-2016 Health Care Assistant Instructor (Term) Health Care Assistant BCGEU April 15, 2015
15-4014 Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-4017 Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning VIUFA April 08, 2015
15-4024 Poetry Instructor(s) Creative Writing and Journalism VIUFA April 29, 2015
15-4020 Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts Instructor Education VIUFA April 01, 2015
15-3038 Receptionist/Clerk Payroll CUPE April 08, 2015
15-3037 Service Desk Assistant
Library Administration CUPE April 01, 2015
15-3039 Senior Payroll Clerk Payroll CUPE April 08, 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