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Be part of a growing business – start your career at IU!  

Since its founding in 1998, the IU International University of Applied Sciences has developed into the largest private university for online and dual study programs in Europe. We offer more than 80 career-oriented bachelor and master programs in various disciplines. These English and German language programs are all accredited and state-recognized. As a pioneer in digital education, we continuously improve the learning experience of our students with the help of innovative technologies and consistently focus on their satisfaction. Through our employees’ entrepreneurial mindset we continue to achieve our ambitious goals and high growth rate of more than 50 percent. 
 

Are you interested in being a Freelancer with the IU? We offer freelance and remote projects for the following types:

  • Course Book Author

  • Video Lecturer

  • Creation of further materials (e.g. assessment types and PowerPoint slides)
     

The opportunity to develop these course materials are needed for our Bachelor- and Master-level courses in different subject areas such as IT, Marketing, Management, Engineering, Healthcare and more.
 

Further information can be found on our Career Website: https://www.iu-careers.com/en/
 

What We Offer:  Remote and freelance contract (global applications are welcome)  

  • Ability to develop your academic writing  

  • Guidelines and support from internal departments 

  • Opportunities to work on similar future projects 
     

Your Profile
  • A completed academic degree and profile (Master or PhD) related to the subject area  

  • Industry experience and/or previous experience developing course materials is advantageous
     

To submit your initial application of interest, please submit your CV using the ‘Apply Now’ button.
 

For questions, please contact: recruiting-medienproduktion-fernstudium@iu.org

Your personal contact

Saska Hayre

Technical Recruiter

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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Dr. Jasmin Franz
Lecturer
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!
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Prof. Dr. Anna Klein
Professor
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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Remote
We always try to make working from anywhere possible. But, it's not one or the other—you can work from the office when you want some real in-person time. We are as flexible as you want to be.
About the team
Academia Prof
Academia
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.