Dixie State University (DSU), which will be renamed Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life." and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and ret...ain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. DSU does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: Dixie State University began its transition to NCAA Division I status in 2020-21 and is in its second season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. DSU has been a member of the NCAA since the 2006-07 season and competed at the Division II level after several decades as a NJCAA national power. Prior to their arrival to the WAC, the Trailblazers were full members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from 2018-20 (football since 2016). During its two seasons in the RMAC, Dixie State claimed RMAC regular season championships in women’s volleyball (2018) and men’s basketball (2019-20), along with the 2019 women’s tennis and softball postseason tournament crowns. In addition, 184 student-athletes earned all-RMAC academic honors overall, including 25 first team selections. Prior to its move to the RMAC, Dixie State enjoyed a successful 11-year run in the Pacific West Conference. During its time in the PacWest, Dixie State won 20 conference team championships, had 545 student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors (from 2013-18), and won four PacWest Community Engagement Awards. Since DSU became eligible for postseason play in 2009, the Trailblazers made 63 NCAA Division II Regional Championship appearances and won five regional championships, including three in softball in 2009, 2014 and 2015 (national runner-up), one in men’s golf (2019) and one in women’s soccer (2019 – Elite 8 appearance). DSU has also had 29 student-athletes earn Division II All-America honors, while 23 more student-athletes collected Academic All-America recognition. In the classroom, Dixie State student-athletes posted an NCAA-era record high 3.25 cumulative grade-point average among its 15 varsity sports for the 2020-21 academic year. DSU student-athletes combined to record a 3.279 Fall 2020 semester GPA, and a 3.219 Spring 2021 GPA, which marked the eighth-straight semester and 13th semester in the last 16 overall that Trailblazer student-athletes combined to earn at least a 3.00 semester GPA.
The mission of Dixie State Athletics is to advance the University’s vision while focusing on the overall well-being of our student-athletes as we prepare and empower each of them for academic and competitive success at Dixie State and beyond. We are committed to serving and engaging the University and local community while preserving and establishing meaningful and enduring relationships with our stakeholders. We will do so with uncompromising integrity and sportsmanship exceeding the guidance provided by the NCAA and Western Athletic Conference.