"Ignorance isn't only for deep things." -Dragon Lady
Question #78337 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I wanted to apply to BYU Hawaii (Or Provo) as a Religion Professor for next summer, what is the best way to go about doing that? Do you know who I should contact at Hawaii? Do they have very many openings for spring/summer term religion courses? I am certainly qualified as an associate position, but I don't know how to go about getting my CV out there and knowing when the application deadlines are, etc. THANKS!


-Dr. Who

P.S. Is it true that BYU's Special Collections has the Oscar for the original 10 Commandments? If so, how did they get their hands on it, and, why?


Dear Billie Piper,

Answering your postscript, Special Collections actually has the archives of Cecil B. Demille's paraphernalia, which includes the Oscar for the original The Ten Commandments. According to the register for the massive collection, his things were donated between 1977 and 1988 on behalf of his estate. 

One of the collecting emphases that L. Tom Perry Special Collections has is Arts and Communications, particularly in regards to film. As a result, we also have Jimmy Stewart's various papers (and accordions!) alongside Cecil B. Demille's papers.

-Tally M.


Dear Dr. Who,

BYU posts all full-time job openings at yjobs.byu.edu. BYU-Hawaii also posts some (though not all) of their job openings on this site.  There are currently 105 open faculty positions, some of which are for religion department faculty. Just doing a casual search, I found a listing for a Church History & Doctrine Faculty member and an adjunct faculty position in the same area.

BYU-Hawaii posts their job openings on their Human Resources website

At both schools, need for faculty varies from year to year.

Good luck!

- Haleakalā