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Explore Career Opportunities

Work Where You Matter

We invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with Vancouver Island University. Known as a centre of excellence, VIU produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. We offer a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students.

Check out these career videos to get a glimpse of the VIU experience and see how community, opportunity and being able to directly guide the student learning experience can help shape your career.



How to Apply

Please use these instructions for navigating the Applicant Portal System to assist with using our application systems. Explore the frequently asked questions webpage 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 (i.e., applications must be to a specific opportunity).

For information related to casual employment at the university, please visit Casual Staff 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. The Privacy Officer can be contacted via or 250-740-6564.