Associate Vice President and Dean for Online learning and continuing Education

The Position

The University of Utah seeks an inaugural Associate Vice President and Dean for Online Learning and Continuing Education (AVP) to steward its growing online and continuing education enterprise in order to expand access to education, enhance and ensure student success, and meet the needs of a changing workforce across the state and beyond.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and as an integral part of the University of Utah’s leadership team, the AVP will lead, envision, and communicate the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of a vision and strategy for online and continuing education at the University of Utah in alignment with the university’s strategic goals and priorities.


Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is a public, top-tier research 1 university, serving Utah and the global community. As the state’s flagship university, “the U” is classified among “Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity,” and is a center for academics, powerhouse PAC-12 sports, and the health sciences. Residing on 1,535 acres in the vibrant state capital of Salt Lake City, the University serves over 33,000 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. With 18 colleges and schools and more than 100 departments/divisions, the University of Utah offers 113 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 89 majors, within 25 broad fields of study. For graduate students, the well-regarded S.J. Quinney College of Law, College of Engineering, College of Education, and David Eccles School of Business all offer degree programs. The U of U School of Medicine, which is particularly well regarded for its primary care program, is the only medical school in the state, and University of Utah Health is made up of 12 health centers and four hospitals in 16 locations.