An Overview of Weber State University

As a Chronicle of Higher Education “2016 Great College to Work For,” Weber State University offers faculty and staff meaningful careers in an exciting academic work environment.

Founded in 1889, WSU is an exceptional teaching university providing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, education, health professions, liberal arts, technology and sciences to meet the needs of the region.

WSU is classified as a Master’s M institution under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate certificate and degree programs and 13 graduate degrees.

Serving more than 25,000 students, drawn predominately from Utah but also including representatives from all 50 states and 47 foreign countries, WSU takes pride in its student-centered environment that meets the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. WSU graduates are broadly educated, capable and prepared for meaningful careers, graduate and professional schools and civic engagement.

The hallmark of the university is excellent teaching with extraordinary personal interactions between faculty and students.

A multi-campus institution, WSU’s Ogden campus is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. A second campus, Weber State University Davis in Layton, Utah, is growing to meet increased needs and demands of Davis County residents. WSU Online offers courses and degree programs using technology-enhanced learning to provide greater flexibility to meet the complex needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities.

WSU has an active “College Town” initiative with Ogden City and the surrounding areas that serves to strengthen the positive relationship between the university and the communities it serves. The two newest additions to the initiative are Weber State Downtown and the Community Education Center. Located in a historic building on Washington Boulevard, Weber State Downtown is a place where local startups and businesses can rent space and work in a cooperative, open environment, and patrons can shop for Wildcat gear, purchase tickets to WSU events, and buy coffee and snacks at the café. The Community Education Center is located on Harrison Boulevard near Ogden High School and serves as a one-stop support center for underserved populations to access and complete post-secondary education, including minority, low-income and first-generation university students.

Weber State is also home to two public charter academies. The Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES), located at WSU Davis, is an early college high school that works in partnership with WSU to prepare students for an early transition into a university baccalaureate program. The WSU Charter Academy, located on the Ogden campus, offers an on-site kindergarten where faculty, students and families work together to develop children’s academic, social, emotional and physical capabilities.

WSU is an equal employment opportunity employer, providing opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or marital status. As an affirmative action employer, we encourage applications from women and minorities.

WSU complies with all aspects of the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Any applicant requiring accommodations in the application process must contact the Human Resource Office in Room 111 of the Miller Administration Building, by phone 801-626-6032 or via email at hr@weber.edu. Requests should be made three days prior to need. Human Resources can also arrange to provide job announcements and other application related materials in alternative formats as appropriate.