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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
15-4090 ECEC Instructor: Children with Diverse Abilities Practicum Early Childhood Education VIUFA October 22, 2015
15-4087 Graphic Design Instructor(s) Art and Design VIUFA October 07, 2015
15-2060 Electrical Program Instructor Electrical Program BCGEU October 14, 2015
15-4086 Professor History VIUFA October 28, 2015
15-4088 Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities Instructor(s) Professional Development and Training (H&HS) VIUFA October 14, 2015
15-2061 Health Care Assistant Instructor Health Care Assistant BCGEU October 21, 2015
15-4089 ECEC Instructor: Principles of Practice and Wellness Early Childhood Education VIUFA October 21, 2015
15-3114 Administrative Assistant Hospitality Management CUPE October 07, 2015
15-3118 Salon Assistant, Professional Esthetics Certificate Program Professional Development and Training (Trades) CUPE October 14, 2015
15-3101 Facility Maintenance Worker Centre for Shellfish Research CUPE October 08, 2015
15-3119 Faculty/Department Assistant Health & Human Services Administration CUPE October 07, 2015
15-3117 Buyer Purchasing CUPE October 14, 2015
15-1021 Associate Director, CIEL Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning ADMIN October 28, 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