Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology




Nanaimo campus


British Columbia, Canada

Appointment Type

temporary full-time


25 direct instructional hours per week.

As soon as possible.

Appointment End Date


Posting Restrictions

Appointment may be extended or end early, depending on return of incumbent.

Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Driver’s Abstract, Qualifications , Referees/References

Posted Date


Closing Date


Job Reference


Teach and demonstrate all aspects of theory and practical skills for both arc and gas welding processes required for the Welding Programs, including testing to Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) standards and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards.

Ensure program standards are maintained, prepare and develop course material as appropriate, maintain and submit student evaluation and grading. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives in shop operations while promoting safety standards as a priority.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success through ongoing professional training, subject currency, and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support, institutional, faculty and department committees, meetings and other initiatives, and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Required Qualifications:
Welder Certificate with Red Seal endorsement. PWP7 and PWP10 tickets (or equivalent), with GTAW/FCAW, SMAW/GMAW and fabrication experience. Extensive welding experience (minimum 5 years) in an industrial setting. Must have diverse industry experience including code work such as shop fabrication, heavy construction, and maintenance /repair (ASME or CSW W59). Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent (if in progress, to be completed within two years). Demonstrated high level of communication (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Vancouver Island University Programs, policies and procedures. Ability to work effectively as part of a team that includes administration, instructors and support staff.

Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults. Proven ability in classroom management. A high level of energy and enthusiasm is essential. Proven positive interpersonal skills in dealing with students. Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment. Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.

Must be willing to successfully complete a practical assessment to be coordinated by Vancouver Island University to determine competence to CWB and ASME standards.

Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:
Level A Welding Certification or equivalent. Welder Fabricator Certification. CWB Level 1 Inspector Certification. CWB Welding Supervisor Certification. Previous successful teaching experience in post-secondary environment. Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures and familiarity with the BC welding training system. Some supervisory experience.

Some supervisory experience.

Valid Forklift certification or obtained within 90 days of hire.

VIU is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan that takes the worry out of retirement. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts and hybrid work opportunities.

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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, 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. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.