Academic Writing and Teaching Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence (m/f/d)

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Grow with us! Create with us! Educate with us! Kickstart your academic career with a visiting fellowship at IU! Are you passionate about sharing your expertise with a diverse and international body of motivated learners? Do you thrive on the challenge of successfully communicating concepts and principles of Artificial Intelligence through engaging text and lively lectures? Does the idea of collaborating with the brightest academic minds in Artificial Intelligence excite you? Cannot wait to add to your portfolio of academic publications under your name?

Then come be a part of our team and bring your enthusiasm, unique perspectives, and—most importantly – “good vibes”.

This is a full-time position for one year (with opportunity for extension), working on-site in beautiful Bad Reichenhall, a spa town in the Bavarian Alps and just outside Salzburg.

Your Time With Us

We are a dynamic and virtual team that works entirely according to agile principles. Working with us is fun—we function rather like a start-up than an old-school university. Transparency, team spirit, mutual support if things get stressful, continuous improvement of our processes, and a lot of joy in working together are what set us apart.

Within the IU, we ensure that our teaching materials are top notch. We take special care with important topics such as great textbooks, fair examinations, and appealing slide decks. In this way, we make an immense contribution to digital teaching at IU distance learning and support our professors at our university locations with outstanding materials. Last, but not least, we contribute to the education of over 70,000 enthusiastic students.

As a visiting fellow, you can look forward to

authoring e-media materials:

  • ​You will author, independently or collaboratively, up to four bachelor- or master-level textbooks and associated learning materials in your field

  • You will work with esteemed professors and experts to perfect content and with our in-house media production team to bring the books to publication

  • You work cooperatively with your agile team of professors and edutech/e-media professionals responsible for on-time and high-quality content creation of text, video and exam questions

serving as teaching assistant for two online courses per semester:

  • ​Interact with students on weekly video calls and provide additional opportunities for answering students’ questions

  • Check discussion boards during workdays and offer quick responses to student questions

  • Assist in grading assignments

Our Time With You

We’re looking for smart, friendly, and creative persons who

  • have successfully completed a post-graduate university degree (PhD or equivalent, ABD acceptable) in a branch of Artificial Intelligence

  • have a native or near-native (C2) command of the English language

  • have some experience student teaching or tutoring for a higher education institution

  • have some experience working in international teams and with diverse student bodies

  • have published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals

  • welcome academic discourse and debate

  • are committed to the highest level of academic standards

  • are looking to join and participate professionally/socially in a growing and dynamic academic community

  • love hiking, skiing, and exploring culturally-rich and vibrant European cities

As a fellow at IU, you will enjoy

  • a challenging and dynamic position in a rapidly growing school

  • a high degree of creative freedom due to flat hierarchies and a company culture that values employee entrepreneurship and initiative

  • an energetic, friendly, inclusive, and team-oriented work environment

  • flexible working hours in a modern workplace

  • 25 vacation days and excellent health insurance

  • assistance finding longer-term rental accommodations

If you have any questions (no applications), Kyra Mante will be happy to help you at: recruiting@iu.org.

You can find more information at www.iu.de or www.iu-careers.com.

Do you find yourself in this profile and are you looking for an exciting, international opportunity? Then apply online now. Please upload in "other documents" your CV, a cover letter, a letter of recommendation from a professor you studied/worked with, a link to your academic publications and your date of receiving your PhD.

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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.
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What we’ll do for you
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.
The location
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Bad Reichenhall
The heart of IU Academia beats from our campus in picturesque Bad Reichenhall. It is located on the border to Salzburg, Austria, a cultural, musical, and nature paradise for those who love a touch of sophistication and instant access to the great outdoors.
About the team
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IU International University of Applied Science (IU) Academia is a revolution. It’s beyond lecture theatres, campuses, halls, and cities. It’s the growing demand & expectation of education as a service from anywhere and the value it brings to over 70,000 students per year.

We’re the team that is driving the convergence of students, education, and
industry without limits. We are not just teachers, but the innovators of new ways to work closer with each student and test our collective ideas in industry, in real time. We are closing the gaps between teacher and students, and between students and the workforce.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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.