MY LIFE. MY WAY. MY CAREER.

How would you like to work on what you want, the way you want, from where you want? Hard to believe? Yes, we know it’s unusual. But that’s our offer to you.

We hire people who love what they do and strive to make a positive difference.

Hiring Process

Apply

1

Tell us what differentiates you and why you want to join our exciting journey. Simplicity will help you stand out.

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Interview

2

Know all about us. Be real. Remember, a perfect cultural fit works both ways.

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Decision

3

If you feel our journey is for you and we think you have the right stuff, then we will ask you to jump aboard.

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Welcome to the IU team

Dive deeper?

I can’t find the position I’m looking for. Can somebody help me?

Yes, of course. We are happy to help you through our chat or reach out to the recruiting team at recruiting@iu.org.

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Can I work and study at IU simultaneously?

Yes please! This is one of the great benefits of being at IU. We encourage and support self-development. Learn and grow.

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What can I expect working at IU?

Probably something different than you ever experienced before. You can challenge conventional wisdom, and we will applaud.

Our culture

FIRST THINGS FIRST, APPLY.

This is your moment to make a lasting first impression. Tell us what you do best.

Let us help you prepare.

FAQs
Should I still apply if I don’t match all the job requirements?
That’s a big yes! We can’t get to know you by just ticking boxes. We want to meet you to find out how you can uniquely make IU stronger.
What additional documents should I send with my cv?
In addition to your CV and/or link to your Business Networking Profile, you can include your certificates, references, and a cover letter describing your career ambition and motivation — but this is not a must! Some positions require more specific documents, which are stated in the job advertisements. Getting the conversation going is the most important thing for us.
If a job is advertised as full-time, can I apply for part-time?
Yes please! We are focused on finding the right person for every position and together we will find a way forward.
Can I apply by e-mail?
Due to data protection laws we cannot accept applications by e-mail. But, our job portal is a cinch to use. If you have any questions just contact our recruiting team at recruiting@iu.org and state the job reference number.
Why is working at IU different?
Great question! You can learn everything about what makes us a great place to work on our culture page.
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Application complete.

What is the IU hiring process like?
We keep it open, candid, and real. You can get to know us and the mission we are on, and we can get to know you and how you can help us succeed. We want to hear about your ambitions and your ideal job, to find a perfect fit for us both.
How will I know for sure you received my application?
Once you complete your application, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt directly by e-mail. Our recruitment team will contact you promptly.
Will my interview be in person or virtual?
Although we love to interview in person, during the pandemic, we must consider everyone’s health, so all interviews are held virtually—typically via Zoom.
When is the expected start date?
Although we include a starting date in every job advertisement we are very flexible and willing to consider your personal wishes. Let us know in your application what works best for you.

Your interview.
Let's get to know each other.

Show us your skills & abilities that will extend our collective capacity and make a positive difference.

Select your career

Operations

Corporate Functions, Sales, Marketing, Tech, Student Services, Academic Support

Interview process
1

Pre-Interview

First introduction and get to know each other

2

Interview

Focus on the details and meet the team

3

Optional

E-assessment Case study Test workday

Time to decide

Professors

Interview process
1

Professorship

Together we review your journey and test lecture

2

Interview

Focus on the details and meet the team

Time to decide

Freelance lecturers

Assistant, Senior, Master

Interview process
1

Questionnaire

The questionnaire contains all the information we need from you

2

Sample lecture

Here we get an impression of your teaching skills

Time to decide

Author & Tutor

Interview process
1

Interview

Focus on the details and meet the team

Time to decide

General FAQs

To what extent is home office possible?
We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
Why are there so many open positions at IU?
Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
How flexible are the working hours at IU?
Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
What is expected to be successful at IU?
We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at www.iu-careers.com/en/jobs.
Can I apply for multiple jobs?
Of course you can! Make a separate application for each and we will work together to choose the one that fits you best.

Select career specific FAQs

Academia
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.
Tech & Engineering
How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 70,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) /…
Traineeship
What does an IU Trainee Program look like?
Our Trainee Programs are 30 hours per week and include a Masters Degree in our distance learning program. Each trainee is an integral part of our team with personal responsibility, while earning a monthly salary and a Masters Degree financed by IU—pretty awesome!
How long does a Trainee program take?
Our Trainee programs run for two years.
How does the Trainee program work?
As a trainee you are an integral part of our team. From day one, you will take on responsible tasks and consolidate your knowledge in a specific area, e.g. HR, marketing, sales.
Which Masters Degree can I undertake during a trainee program?
You are free to choose—See the list of exciting Degrees we have on offer at www.iu-fernstudium.de —All costs for a120 ECTS Masters Degree are covered by us!

TIME TO DECIDE.

This is not rocket science—if our journey gets you excited and we love what we see in you, then it’s a natural fit! Let’s disrupt the status quo together.

Interview complete.

What’s next?

FAQs
To what extent is home office possible?
We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
Why are there so many open positions at IU?
Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
How flexible are the working hours at IU?
Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
What is expected to be successful at IU?
We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at www.iu-careers.com/en/jobs.
Can I apply for multiple jobs?
Of course you can! Make a separate application for each and we will work together to choose the one that fits you best.

Come join us.

Find your dream job

You know what you want!

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

Let’s go

Quick chat first?

You’re not sure if you want a career change, but you are curious about options. We want to talk with you anyway—no CV or cover letter necessary.

Just reach out