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Professorship

Our professors are in charge for their field of expertise, are involved in teaching and research topics, and convey new innovative perspectives in the world of higher education, both in dual studies and in online distance learning. Professors are employed on a permanent basis and go through an appointment procedure during the hiring process.

Lecturers

Our lecturers can be either permanent or freelance and lectures can be held remotely or at one of our locations across Germany. Our freelancers teach, are contact persons for questions and partly prepare materials. Our permanent teaching staff also work for all study formats, which makes the working day as flexible as possible. Teaching experience prior to application is a plus, but not a must.

Video Lecturers

Our freelance video lecturers record their lectures and thus give students the freedom to learn the content – detached from time and space. There is no stage fright before live lectures and the time allocation offers the highest possible flexibility. They design and create presentations and a storyboard based on the course content. Video coaches guide through the process and our production team provides both technical and conceptual support.

Authors

To the point! Our authors form an important part of our study programs by producing teaching materials (e.g. scripts) and the appropriate questionnaire at lesson level. The fee-based work is done remotely from home and can thus be scheduled with maximum flexibility. An academic profile is an advantage, but not a must.

Correctors

Our correctors support our students in achieving their academic goals by checking and assessing examination performance. Initial experience in editing or as a proofreader is an advantage, but not a must.
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Academic Support

We hold everything together, support academic colleagues, take responsibility for new and existing study programs, drive (research) projects forward, develop study programs further – in short: we ensure the further development of the academic world at IU. Professional experience is a plus, but not a must.
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The academic world of the IU International University (IU) is colourful & diverse: here, teachers from a wide range of disciplines, from different locations, permanent employees and freelancers work together on our vision: to make education possible for all.

 

How does our teaching differ from other universities? It is modern and innovative – driven by gamechangers who are committed to a better future. Our teachers come directly from practice and enthusiastically combine their expertise with theoretical knowledge.

Benefits of working in IU Academia
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I have never felt closer to my students as I do at IU. This empowers me to develop and grow each individual according to their strengths, abilities, and life goals.
Dr. Jasmin Franz
Lecturer
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Our student groups are hotbeds of ideas and creativity. With 350 students working in 350 companies we can test our ideas in industry at speed. This is thrilling!
Prof. Dr. Anna Klein
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Benefits for Professors and Academic support Benefits for Freelancers
All Professor and Academic support positions are permanently employed. For lecturers, we offer permanent positions and freelance opportunities.

Decide for yourself how you work

With us you can do almost any job part-time or full-time. Choose what suits you and your life best!

Shape your career

Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.

Reach your destination sustainably

Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

Work wherever you want…

Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.

…and flexible in terms of time

It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

Take your knowledge to a new level

If not us, then who? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.

Rest well

We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?

Enjoy our brand of social

We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.

World’s best colleagues

We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.

All positions for lecturers, tutors & authors are on a freelance contract basis.

Make history with us

Be instrumental in helping us drive our mission to transform education—it’s revolutionary and life-changing.

World’s best team for Freelancers

We give each other a leg-up when needed to go beyond the expected.

Pass it on

At IU you can extend the value of education to our knowledge hungry students. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Benefits for Professors and Academic support
All Professor and Academic support positions are permanently employed. For lecturers, we offer permanent positions and freelance opportunities.

Decide for yourself how you work

With us you can do almost any job part-time or full-time. Choose what suits you and your life best!

Shape your career

Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.

Reach your destination sustainably

Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

Work wherever you want…

Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.

…and flexible in terms of time

It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

Take your knowledge to a new level

If not us, then who? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.

Rest well

We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?

Enjoy our brand of social

We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.

World’s best colleagues

We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.

Benefits for Freelancers
All positions for lecturers, tutors & authors are on a freelance contract basis.

Make history with us

Be instrumental in helping us drive our mission to transform education—it’s revolutionary and life-changing.

World’s best team for Freelancers

We give each other a leg-up when needed to go beyond the expected.

Pass it on

At IU you can extend the value of education to our knowledge hungry students. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

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The IU Academia way

We are a diverse team of hard working professors, lecturers,
tutors, authors, & administrators, bound together by our calling to create services that serve the greater good.

 

We live to teach and we tech to live. Learn more about our unique culture that supports our way.

 

You know what you want!

You are ready for the next step in your career—Let’s make it happen!

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Academia FAQs

Am I a permanent employee or freelancer in IU Academia?
Our Professors are permanently employed and our Lecturers, Tutors, and Authors are all Freelancers.
Is there a teacher forum for discussion & exchange?
Absolutely! At every location we have a regular faculty conference. We also encourage dialogue via our collaboration tools and all our module leaders are available for questions at any time.
What is the application process for a lecturer assignment?
Once we review your application you will receive a further questionnaire by e-mail to be completed and returned.  We will promptly send you relevant information by e-mail about teaching at IU. We will also inform you about the process regarding a trial lecture.
When do lectures take place in dual studies?
Our dual study program includes modules that take place every two weeks and modules that are taught every week on specific days. Normally, our lectures for a module take place in blocks of 4-6 UE (UE = 45 minutes). Planning of the blocks is done in consultation with our lecturers. The weekly teaching hours are: Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00.