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Position: Faculty Position in Religious Education
Faculty Unit: Religious Education
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin October 31
Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Faculty
- A doctorate in a relevant field (such as History, Ancient Near Eastern or Biblical Studies/Languages, Religion, Sociology, Philosophy, and Theology) is required. Foreign equivalent degree accepted.
- Brigham Young University–Hawaii seeks candidates that support its mission (https://about.byuh.edu/mission.html) and who are committed to strengthening its students both spiritually and intellectually. As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church), BYU–Hawaii prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing, as authorized under 41 C.F.R. § 60-1.5 (a)(6). For Religious Education, candidates must be members of the Church and must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend and receive a clearance from the Church’s Ecclesiastical Clearance Office.
- Candidates must have the personal character, faith, testimony, and qualities of life that are powerful role models for our students. Candidates must be sound doctrinally.
- Candidates must demonstrate unusual potential for excellent teaching of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. This will often, but not always, be demonstrated by teaching experience in religious education in the Church Educational System.
- Candidates must be familiar with, support, and strive to fulfill the principles and direction contained in the document, “Strengthening Religious Education in Institutions of Higher Education.”
- Teaching requirement is typically 30 semester credit hours per year over three semesters in some (but not all) of the following subject areas/courses: The Eternal Family, Foundations of the Restoration, Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel, Doctrine and Teachings of the Book of Mormon, scripture-specific courses, Church history and doctrine
- Scholarship, creative endeavor, ongoing professional development, and university service are required.
- BYU-Hawaii’s primary focus is undergraduate learning and teaching. The individual should be fully committed to the university’s Framework For Learning.
- Housing stipends
- A limited relocation expense package is provided.
- Annually renewable contract eligible for Continuing Faculty Status (BYU-H equivalent of “tenure-track”)
- Standard BYU-Hawaii benefits package for regular full-time employees.
Please complete and submit the following application materials using our online portal. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Official BYU-Hawaii online application via BYU-H’s HR portal (or link to application). A letter of application and current curriculum vitae. The “Fit Statement” (separate from the application letter): Response to the following question as a separate statement “Why do you consider yourself to be a good fit for BYU-Hawaii?” Three letters of recommendation written specifically for this position. Letter writers must include their names, addresses, and telephone numbers and send their letters via our online portal when prompted. Internal applicants will enter the contact information of the referees when submitting the online application. External applicants will receive further instructions via email after submission of application. Official transcript from the institution where last degree was received and last courses taken; electronic or scanned copies (as long as the Registrar’s seal is evident) should be included with other application documents. A link to a 10-minute (minimum) teaching video, addressing a scripturally-based gospel topic, posted online.
Starting Date: August 2024 (for Fall 2024 semester)
Note: We will not be able to provide application feedback as many factors are considered, and multiple entities are involved in the review process.
Contact: Office of Associate Academic Vice President –Faculty
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762
As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Hawaii prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing, as authorized under 41 C.F.R. § 60-1.5 (a)(6). To be eligible for employment, applicants who are members of the Church must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend and receive a clearance from the Church’s Ecclesiastical Clearance Office. Job applicants must be able to meet these conditions to advance through the hiring process successfully. An expired temple recommend will prevent consideration for hire.
* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.