Vancouver Island University acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Snaw-Naw-As, and Tla’amin Peoples, whose traditional lands they teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island and the coastal British Columbia shoreline, Vancouver Island University (VIU) plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the area. With its main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River, and Parksville, VIU enriches its growing student body and faculty by connecting coastal beauty and a culture of community with high-quality education.

To continue progressing on its commitment to student success, community engagement, and scholarship.VIU seeks a new Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities to lead the Faculty through its next phase of development. Comprised of programs ranging from Visual Art to Modern Languages and Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies, there is significant potential for the development of new programs both within the Faculty and across campus.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is the senior-most academic and administrative officer and is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership to the Faculty, managing the academic, personnel, financial, and research activities of the Faculty as a whole. As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will work in collaboration with academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, and other key stakeholders to realize the University's Academic Plan and forge VIU's promising future.

As the ideal candidate, you bring an earned terminal degree and academic experience to qualify to teach in one of the departments in the Faculty, demonstrated excellence as an educator, and the proven ability to promote VIU’s growth in scholarship, research and creative activity.
Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter.

To submit your CV and letter of introduction for consideration, in confidence, please go to For more information, please contact Alina Ivanets at or Alex Verdecchia at in McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office. We will respond to all who express interest.