Freelance Academic Author (m/f/d) – Project Controlling

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Since its foundation, IU International University of Applied Sciences has developed into the largest private university built on fours service units: Distance LearningCombined StudiesDual Studies and MyStudies. We offer more than 200 bachelors’ and masters’ degrees (in English and German) mainly focused on Business and Management, all accredited and state-recognised. Through our employees’ entrepreneurial mindset, we continue to achieve our ambitious goals and high growth rate of more than 50 percent. As a pioneer in digital education, we continuously improve the learning experience of our students with the help of innovative technologies and thanks to our great team, we can also achieve our ambitious mission: to become the global largest education player by the end of 2025!

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A start-up and collegial atmosphere

Guidelines and support from internal departments in a fast-paced environment

Attractive career opportunities

Opportunities to work on similar future projects, and the ability to develop your academic writing

Flexibility and Benefits

Flexible working hours, remote and freelance contract

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We ask our people to think outside the box and drive change

Culture of everyone

Everyone’s voice is heard, and we embrace diversity, inclusion and belonging

Our Leadership principles

We will support you in finding great purpose and help you become your best self

Course Title: Project Controlling
Study Programme: Master Project Management, Distance Learning 
Language: English  
 

Course Content
  • Projects and Objectives

  • Controlling Instruments

  • Controlling Process for Projects

  • Deviations and Recovery Plan

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Reporting

What you will do…

  • You create a course book and reading list (130-180 pages) from an existing module description during a timeframe of 4 months

  • You create various assessment types  

What we are looking for…

  • You have a completed academic degree and profile (PhD) related to the subject area  

  • You are expert in project management, and/or having previous experience in developing course materials is a plus

  • You are proactive, with hands-on mentality

Important for your application!

Please submit following documents (in English and in a single .pdf file):  

  • Tailored CV and Cover Letter (including your earliest start date) 

  • An independent writing sample (3-5 pages) related to one of the topics listed under ‘Course Content’  

  • Academic Transcripts  
     

We look forward to receiving your application.   
   
If you have questions, please contact recruiting-medienproduktion-fernstudium@iu.org.

Please note that we cannot accept applications via email.   

For further information please visit https://www.iu-careers.com/ or https://www.iu.de/en/  

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We’re the team that is driving the convergence of students, education, and
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Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
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We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
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Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
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We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
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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.