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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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Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Services

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Title Department Employment
17-4044 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2 Indigenous Land Use Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity VIUFA August 16, 2017
17-2019 Community Mental Health Worker Certificate Program Instructor(s) Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU June 14, 2017
17-2020 Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Program Professional Development and Training (H&HS) BCGEU June 07, 2017
17-4052 FISH 207 Instructor Fisheries & Aquaculture Programs VIUFA June 07, 2017
17-4051 Technician (#00275 ) Biology VIUFA June 07, 2017
17-4050 Technician (#00275 ) Biology VIUFA June 07, 2017
17-4053 Instructor Fisheries & Aquaculture Programs VIUFA June 07, 2017
17-2035 Instructor
(Nanaimo, Cowichan, and/or Parksville)
Adult Basic Education Nanaimo BCGEU May 31, 2017
17-4046 Psychology Professor Psychology VIUFA June 07, 2017
17-4045 Limited Term Contract Instructional Faculty Department of Resource Management and Protection VIUFA May 31, 2017
17-3053 Accounts Payable Clerk Financial Services CUPE May 31, 2017
17-3052 Central Cashiers / Collections Financial Services CUPE May 31, 2017
17-3054 Admissions Officer International Admissions CUPE May 31, 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 (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 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