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View online openings that do not require a master's degree.
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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, Ensign College, 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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Pay starting at $1,175 per load hour
Compensation is calculated by load hours, which is dependent on credits/class and if grading assistance is provided. Instructors with a master's degree or higher are compensated at a rate of $1,275 per load hour while those with a bachelor's degree receive $1,175 per load hour.
Online curriculum is pre-developed by BYU-Idaho and Ensign College content experts with the help of instructional designers. Typically, instructors do not do live video lectures.

Instructor Requirements

An online instructor prepares a class assignment for his online course at BYU-Idaho.

Online instructors are employees of OLL Services LLC, a staffing agency which is supported and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Online instructors employed by the LLC are expected to support the missions, values, and standards of the institutions to which they are assigned to teach. All employees are required to agree to maintain the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as defined by the Church Educational System Honor Code. 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.
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.
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Teaching Experience
While online and/or classroom teaching experience is helpful, it is not necessary.
"Central to the effort of CES is our mission to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their home, in the Church of Jesus Christ and in their communities. No institutional decision is more important to us than the selection of employees, including faculty, as it has the greatest potential to impact our students."
Elder Clark G. Gilbert, Commissioner of Church Educational System

Please Note: 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 as it negates retirement benefits.

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:

OLL Services LLC is authorized to hire in the states listed below (highlighted dark orange on the map).

  • 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
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

How Do I Apply?

Application Process
Application Screening
  • Candidates apply to course-specific interest list posting(s).
  • Application information is screened to confirm online instructor eligibility requirements.
Candidate Assessment
  • Review of application materials by a content expert
  • Successfully pass the one-week online asynchronous Candidate Assessment Course
Position Placement
  • If a candidate qualifies, assessments are retained for future consideration as hiring needs arise.
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Step 1
Application Submission
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Step 2
Preliminary Screening
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Step 3
Expert Review
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Step 4
Assessment Course
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Step 5
Eligible for Hire

Please Note:

  • The Candidate Assessment Course gauges online teaching skills, communication, support of BYU-Idaho’s Mission and Learning Model, and technology aptitude. Candidates take the course by invitation only.
  • Assessment course need not be repeated for every course to which a candidate has applied.
  • We do not provide details or feedback regarding non-selection.

Application Pointers

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.
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.
Two Year Data
Application information remains active for two years, at which point it expires.
Multiple Applications
Candidates may submit multiple applications. The application system will auto-populate personal, academic, and professional details in successive applications. Supplemental questions may be specific to each posting.
Candidate notifications are sent via email and text. Applicants should adjust email and phone settings to ensure messages are received. Standard texting rates may apply.
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.

Check Application Status

1) Log into your account at

2) Choose your applications on the left side

3) Scroll to Completed Applications

Additional Resources

If you have questions, please view our FAQ page for additional information.
View available positions and submit your application to become an online instructor for BYU-Idaho and BYU-Pathway Worldwide.