Join Our Part-time Faculty

BYU Independent Study is seeking enthusiastic and qualified individuals for a number of online, part-time teaching positions to help instruct over 100,000 high school students who take our courses every year. Joining our faculty will allow you to work from home, learn new instructional technology, receive good pay, have a flexible schedule, and, best of all, have the opportunity to connect with our amazing students all around the world.

We are looking for experienced teachers who live and are licensed in the state of Utah to teach grades 9-12 and have endorsements in the following discipline areas:

  • Career and Technical Education
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Science
  • World Languages (Arabic, French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, American Sign Language)

You will be automatically disqualified if you are not endorsed in the subject areas for which you apply. With administrative support, faculty may be asked to obtain credentials and/or licenses in other states.

Qualifications

Education
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Teaching Licensure
9-12, USOE Level 2 license, and endorsements in subject areas
USOE Level 3 License, or Highly Qualified Teacher, or Natl. Bd. Certif.
Teaching Experience
More than two years
More than five years
Distance Education
Ability and prior use of Learning Management System (LMS)
Use of several Learning Management System (LMS) platforms, including BrainHoney; experience using various webinar tools, preferably AdobeConnect; conducted webinars at least 1 year
Schedule
Available for afternoon and evening hours several days each week
Flexible schedule 5 days a week, 20 hours per week
Equipment
Computer with Internet access
Microphone and webcam
Technical Background
Skilled in MS Office software, internet browsers, email, online etiquette
Effective ability with asynchronous and synchronous tools (discussion boards, chat tools, electronic whiteboards)
Brigham Young University Employment Requirement
Commitment to abide by the BYU Honor Code and, for those who are LDS, maintain the standards of conduct consistent with qualifying for temple privileges. We welcome LDS and non-LDS applicants

Responsibilities

  • Grading and posting student work
  • Providing constructive and detailed feedback to students
  • Responding to student and staff questions promptly
  • Conducting brief one-on-one student checkpoints (applicable to Instructor-Guided courses)
  • Maintaining effective and efficient record keeping procedures
  • Interacting with students and parents via email and webinars
  • Providing a positive environment to engage students in the learning process
  • Meeting professional obligations ethrough efficint work habits

Payment

High school instructors are paid a monthly stipend for "course support" (responding to staff questions, addressing student content questions, providing minor course improvements and clarifications, etc.) plus a set amount for each instructor-graded assignment and exam.

For example, if there were 3 total instructor-graded assignments and exams, and the set amount paid per grading is $6.00, the instructor could receive $18.00 per student who completes the entire course ($6.00 x 3 = $18.00) in addition to the stipend. If a course does not have any instructor-grading (it is all computer-graded), then the instructor would only receive the monthly stipend.

Notes

Applicants will need to provide certain information and documents (direct deposit, approval to work in the United States, and willingness to abide by the University's Honor Code, etc.) before a contract for employment can be created. A complete list of "Employment Requirements" can be found at hr.ce.byu.edu/requirements.

If you have any questions, please email us at is.positions@byu.edu.


How To Apply