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Prospective Online Instructor FAQ

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What does BYU-Idaho look for in an online instructor?

BYU-Idaho is looking for candidates who live the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, possess a relevant academic degree, experience with the course material, affinity for online learning and teaching, and familiarity with the mission and Learning Model of BYU-Idaho.

Successful instructors enjoy writing, collaborating, and communicating through technologies like email and blogs. They are eager to help students and they engage in the course regularly and diligently.


How many courses can I teach?

All online instructors are part-time and typically teach one course a semester. There may be times that instructors are asked to teach two sections of a course but that is the exception and should not be planned for.  


How are online instructors compensated?

Online Instructors are contracted by semester and are paid in seven equal installments in which appropriate taxes will be taken out. 


May I apply for more than one position?

Candidates wishing to be considered for multiple courses are welcome to apply for any number of positions for which they are well-qualified. Successful candidates are very specific about their qualifications for each position and their backgrounds fit closely with the requirements in the job description.


When will I hear back from BYU-Idaho about my application status?

Most of the courses are open on a continual basis as interest lists. Applicants will only be notified if their status changes, such as dismissal from the process or invitation to proceed. Applications on the interest list will expire two years after submission, at which time candidates would need to reapply.  

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