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Why become an online instructor?

At a university that is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our instructors have the unique opportunity to offer testimony and gospel perspective while sharing expertise in their discipline. Many who teach for BYU-Idaho and BYU-Pathway Worldwide do so out of a desire to give back and bless the lives of future generations. Teaching online is ideal for those who value a flexible work/life schedule. Instructors have the flexibility to schedule those hours around their other obligations.

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Time and Compensation

Pay starting at $1,125 per credit

Online instructors spend roughly 9 hours per week in a typical three-credit course. Instructors with a master's degree or higher will be compensated at a rate of $1,225 per credit and instructors with a bachelor's degree will receive $1,125 per credit.

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Pre-developed Curriculum

Online curriculum is pre-developed by BYU-Idaho faculty and instructional designers. Typically instructors do not do live video lectures.

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Paid Training Experience

Prior to teaching, new instructors complete an online instructor training experience. This paid, asynchronous training prepares instructors to facilitate a student-centered learning experience online.

Instructor Requirements

Online instructors represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the mission of BYU-Idaho and BYU-Pathway Worldwide. They guide students to become capable disciple leaders in their personal and professional lives.

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Ecclesiastical Clearance

Hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Master’s degree or higher (unless otherwise stated in the job posting).

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Field Experience

Work experience in a related field is preferred.

Online and/or classroom teaching experience is preferred but not required. Current part-time employees of any entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not teach online in addition to their current employment. Retirees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entities are not eligible.

State Residency Requirements

Currently, BYU-Idaho has permission to hire remote adjunct in the states highlighted in dark orange below.

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Current Hiring States:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

State Not Included?

If your state is not included above, complete our survey to receive updates as new states are added.

How Do I Apply?

Application Process

Application Screening

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Candidates apply to course-specific interest list posting(s).

Application information is screened to confirm online instructor eligibility requirements.

Interview / Evaluation

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One-week online asynchronous Candidate Assessment Course

Position Placement

If a candidate qualifies, assessments are retained for future consideration as hiring needs arise.

The Candidate Assessment Course need not be repeated if
future applications are submitted.

* We do not provide details or feedback regarding non-selection.

Application Deadline

The online instructor hiring process is not typical. We collect applications several semesters in advance for potential vacancies. New instructors are not needed for every course each hiring cycle.

Candidates who do not submit materials according to the timeline below may experience an additional wait time.

Application Deadline

August 31

November 30

March 31


Winter (January)

Spring (April)

Fall (September)

Application Pointers

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Future Vacancies

When candidates submit their application, they are applying to course interest lists in preparation for anticipated future vacancies, not to fill immediate hiring needs.

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Interest list postings may be opened or closed at any time and typically have no set hire or close date to allow for increased flexibility in meeting hiring demands.

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Two Year Data

Application information remains active for two years, at which point they expire.

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Multiple Applications

Candidates may submit multiple applications. The application system will auto-populate personal, academic, and professional details in successive applications. Supplemental questions are specific to each posting.

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Email Communications

All candidate notifications are sent via email. Applicants should adjust email settings to ensure BYU-Idaho messages are received.

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Ecclesiastical Clearance

Final hiring decisions are contingent upon obtaining an ecclesiastical clearance which confirms that candidates hold and are worthy to hold a temple recommend and are in good standing within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, please view our FAQ page for additional information.

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Apply Now

View available positions and submit your application to become an online instructor for BYU-Idaho and BYU-Pathway Worldwide.