Review and Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed once each month and all candidates will be notified by email within 8 weeks of their submittal date. Those whose academic and professional qualifications meet the minimum requirements will be placed on the course waiting list for when a teaching opportunity becomes available.
As teaching opportunities arise, application materials for candidates selected for further review will be sent to the associated campus department for an academic review. Upon receiving department approval, final candidates will be invited to participate in a 15-20 minute phone interview and a two-week online asynchronous Evaluation Course (a time commitment of 7-10 hours/week).
All employees of the university are subject to an ecclesiastical endorsement prior to any employment offer. Upon hire, this endorsement will be renewed annually. Candidates must be living worthy of a temple recommend and agree to live by BYU-Idaho's Honor Code in order to be eligible for employment.
An applicant must be approved in all four areas (academic review, interview, evaluation course, and ecclesiastical endorsement) in order to be eligible for a teaching contract. While the academic review must be conducted for each course individually, the Evaluation Course and interview need only be completed once.
Applications will remain on a course waiting list for two years at which time they will expire and candidates must reapply.
When an online instructor is selected to teach a course, they must be available to participate in a three-week online asynchronous Certification Course. This course requires a time commitment of 7-10 hours each week. All new hires must complete this course prior to their first semester teaching.
All online instructors must have access to high-speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone. While the webcam will not be utilized until the Certification Course training, the microphone will be needed during the Evaluation Course.
A new instructor's first contract is designated as a Trial Contract. Additional contracting opportunities are contingent on teaching performance in the first semester as well as successful completion of the Certification Course. Contracts are issued on a semester-to-semester basis and are dependent on enrollment trends and university needs.