Karl Snow returned to work at Brigham Young University Monday in a non-teaching assignment in the Marriott School of Management. Snow requested the assignment, according to a BYU official.

Snow, who was defeated by Democrat Bill Orton in the 3rd District congressional race three weeks ago, will pursue unspecified research projects until August, said Paul Richards, director of public communications at BYU. During the next nine months, Snow also will prepare himself to return to teaching classes at BYU beginning fall semester of 1991.Richards said Snow made several proposals for research projects to the university's administration, which is currently reviewing them.

Snow took a leave of absence earlier this year from his position as assistant vice president of development at the university to conduct his campaign. He held that position for the past three years. BYU policy allows employees granted an approved leave to return to the university but does not guarantee return to the previous position.

Snow joined the faculty at BYU in 1962. He took a leave from 1966-1969 to serve as a legislative analyst for the Utah State Legislature. He then returned to the university as the director of the Institute of Public Management in the Marriott School of Management, a position he held until joining BYU's development office three years ago.