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Explore Career Opportunities

Work Where You Matter

At Vancouver Island University, we don't just hire employees; we hire people. Imagine a future with a job you love and a life you want to lead – imagine that future at Vancouver Island University. We offer a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students.

Consider becoming a part of our team. When you join our campus community, you will work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and be provided with tools and training that inspires and promotes learning. All while you enjoy the pace and quality of life on our beautiful West Coast campuses.

BC Top Employer 2022 award

VIU was once again named one of British Columbia's top 100 employers in 2022 by the Top Employers program. We are a proud recipient of this honour and all that it represents about the VIU employment experience. 

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How to Apply

Please use these instructions for navigating the Applicant Portal System to assist with using our application systems. Explore frequently asked questions if you would like more information and if you need further assistance, please contact

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 Search 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.

Submit applications through our online applicant portal. If you are unable to apply online, we will accept applications in person or by mail to Human Resources, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5S5. VIU does not accept unsolicited applications and must be for a specific opportunity.

Casual Employment

For information related to casual employment at the University, visit Casual Staff Employment.

Student Employment

Student job opportunities are managed through Student Employment.

Hiring Managers

Enter the hiring portal in order to review and process applicants for your competitions.

Important Notice

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. Contact the Privacy Officer or call 250-740-6564.

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