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Many of our online courses are taught by part-time faculty. As the on-campus and distance learning program grows, the demand for part-time online teachers will increase. 

Teaching Expectations

Our online instructors are expected to:

  • Live the Gospel: Instructors exemplify the standards of the gospel of Jesus Christ and uphold the University's Mission, Principle, and Honor Code.
  • Strong Course Presence: Instructors participate in their courses five days a week, establish a strong course presence, effectively facilitate course discussions, and use the Learning Framework. 
  • Engage their Students: Instructors are proactive in helping their students succeed. They do this by giving timely, substantive feedback, follow up on students that do not submit their work, and helping student feel comfortable approaching them for help.
  • Course Improvement: Teachers give course stewards and the online department feedback on course effectiveness, and seek improve the student experience and learning in the course.

Hiring Qualifications

Teachers must meet or exceed the following qualifications:

  • Be in good standing with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Have a graduate level degree or exceptional professional experience in the course area of study.
  • Live the BYU-Hawaii Honor Code
  • Reside in a qualifying state
  • Commit 7-10 hours each week to participate in the course. 
  • Have access to high-speed internet, a webcam, and microphone.
  • Current part-time employees of any entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not eligible

Where We Can Hire Teachers

U.S. citizens that wish to teach must reside in one of the following states: Hawaii, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Non-U.S. citizens may apply for teaching positions if they reside in a country within BYU-Hawaii's target area. This includes countries in the Pacific, Asia, Asia North, and Philippines Areas.

How to Apply

To apply, fill out our online interest posting. If a position is immediately available, we will review applications and resumes from all qualified applicants. If there is no teaching position available, all qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list until the next teaching position comes available. Applicants selected for further review will be asked to participate in our interview process (this does not require travel to Hawaii). Final placement for hire will be dependent on enrollment trends and university needs.

All Employees of the university are subject to an ecclesiastical endorsement prior to any employment offer. Upon hire, the endorsement will be renewed annually. All employees must be living worthy of a temple recommend and agree to live by BYU-Hawaii's Honor Code to be eligible for employment.