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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

Title Department Employment
Administrative Search

Dean, Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education


Associate Dean, Science and Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Admin

Executive Director, Human Resources

Human Resources


Associate Vice-President,
Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity


Dean, Faculty of Management

Faculty of Management


University Librarian



Title Department Employment
16-4112 Instructors Recreation/Tourism VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4086 Educational Advisor, Mental Health Access Specialist Disability Services VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4099 Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4109 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Shellfish Aquaculture/Genomics
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4106 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Community-Based Research in Education
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4108 Canada Research Chair-Tier 2
Leisure, Sustainability, Wellbeing,&Resilience
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-4115 Laboratory Technician Biology VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-2061 Chair, HMT, HEO, Driver Training and Forklift Training REPOST Heavy Mechanical Trades BCGEU December 07, 2016
16-4114 Lab Resource Nurse Practical Nursing VIUFA January 11, 2017
16-4111 Instructor, MBA 501 Managing the Networked Enterprise Master of Business Administration VIUFA December 14, 2016
16-4107 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
Indigenous Land Rights/Land Use Planning
Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA December 07, 2016
16-3119 Prep Cook Cafeteria CUPE December 07, 2016
16-3131 Residence Service Representative VIU Student Residence CUPE December 07, 2016
16-3130 Maintenance Coordinator Facilities Services/Campus Development CUPE December 14, 2016
16-1016 Research Analyst (Reporting) Office of University Planning and Analysis ADMIN December 07, 2016
16-1017 Manager, Procurement Operations Purchasing ADMIN December 28, 2016
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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 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 Career Services.

Need assistance? Please write us at

Dana Collette, VIU