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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
Director, Student Affairs Student Affairs Admin
Dean Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology Admin
Title Department Employment
15-4054 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Professor(s) Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIUFA August 12, 2015
15-2047 Esthetics Instructors (2) Professional Development and Training (Trades) BCGEU July 08, 2015
15-2048 Chair, Professional Esthetics Program Professional Development and Training (Trades) BCGEU July 08, 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
15-2046 Workplace Essential Skills Training (WEST) Instructor Adult Basic Education Powell River BCGEU July 08, 2015
15-4058 Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications Instructor(s) GIS Program VIUFA July 22, 2015
15-4066 Technician Information Technology & Applied Systems VIUFA July 08, 2015
15-4060 MATH 131 Instructor Math VIUFA July 08, 2015
15-4067 Professor, Human Resources Management Management VIUFA September 02, 2015
15-4063 Criminology Instructor(s) Criminology VIUFA July 15, 2015
15-4059 Geography Instructor Geography VIUFA July 22, 2015
15-2035 Adult Basic Education Instructor(s)
Adult Basic Education Powell River BCGEU July 08, 2015
15-4061 Biology Instructor Biology VIUFA July 08, 2015
15-3079 Technical Support Representative I Information Technology CUPE July 08, 2015
15-3083 Administrative Assistant Student Affairs Administration CUPE July 15, 2015
15-3081 Office Coordinator Facilities Services/Campus Development CUPE July 08, 2015
15-3080 Assistant Manager, Client Services Information Technology CUPE July 08, 2015
15-3082 Automotive Customer Service Counter Attendant Automotive Service Technician CUPE July 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