Careers

Your role as…
… Academic Lecturer

Welcome to our information page with all the most important details about the role of Academic Lecturer (f/m/d) at IU!
Your role as... ... Academic Lecturer
Careers

What we offer you

Start at IU and enjoy the following benefits

Take your knowledge to a new level

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

Experience the world's best team

We support each other and lend a hand when needed. In this way, together we exceed all expectations.

Determine yourself how you work

With our workflex benefit, we enable you to work from abroad for a while. Home office is also possible and you decide whether you want to work full-time or part-time.

Connect with us

Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools and methods enable us to collaborate and innovate quickly and agilely – anywhere, anytime.

Share knowledge

Here with us, you impart valuable education to our knowledge-hungry students. A gift that can always be passed on.

Benefits that suit you

No fruit basket, but benefits that really pay off: 30 days of vacation plus an extra day of holiday on your birthday, the german railway ticket for 7,35€ instead of 49€, company pension plan, employee discounts for numerous brands, site parties, etc.

Take your knowledge to a new level

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

Experience the world's best team

We support each other and lend a hand when needed. In this way, together we exceed all expectations.

Determine yourself how you work

With our workflex benefit, we enable you to work from abroad for a while. Home office is also possible and you decide whether you want to work full-time or part-time.

Connect with us

Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools and methods enable us to collaborate and innovate quickly and agilely – anywhere, anytime.

Share knowledge

Here with us, you impart valuable education to our knowledge-hungry students. A gift that can always be passed on.

Benefits that suit you

No fruit basket, but benefits that really pay off: 30 days of vacation plus an extra day of holiday on your birthday, the german railway ticket for 7,35€ instead of 49€, company pension plan, employee discounts for numerous brands, site parties, etc.

Our three study formats – learn more here

Distance learning

Distance-only learning allows our students to study when and where they want, 100% flexible. Versatile digital learning tools, AI-supported teaching assistance and virtual live formats make studying maximally appealing and modern.

Dual studies

In the “dual study” format, our students regularly alternate between theoretical courses at the IU and practical phases in the company with our numerous practical partnerships.

MyStudium

The myStudium model combines the best of both worlds. Our students have a choice here; per quarter, they decide whether to study on campus or virtually.

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Working as an academic lecturer at IU is an exciting opportunity to impart practical skills and knowledge to students to prepare them for their future careers. With a deep understanding of a wide range of applied real-world problems, I can engage students and inspire a love of continuous learning. With my passion for researching, teaching, and dedication to student success, I am confident that I will be a successful educator and researcher at IU.
Dr. Nghia Duong-Trung
Academic Lecturer at IU

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do I get IT equipment?
Yes, you will receive a work laptop and other equipment (2nd screen, headset, mouse and keyboard) if you need it.
Can I take leave at any time or do I have to include it in the lecture break?
You can take 30 days’ holiday at any time and only have to coordinate within your team.
Do I have to travel to several IU locations?
According to the employment contract, only one primary location is defined. All other locations are possible in principle, but will be discussed with you. Any travel costs to other locations (not the primary location) will of course be covered.
How much of the activity is remote and how much is “on campus”?
Since teaching scheduling depends on many factors, it is not possible to give a clear answer. But you can be sure that we will try to make it as suitable as possible for you.
Where does the IU have a location?
We offer you the opportunity to work at many exciting locations throughout Germany. Here you can find all the locations at a glance.
Which public holidays apply to me?
The public holidays of the federal state of your primary location apply.
Am I a permanent academic employee at IU or a freelancer?
If you hold a professorship or are an academic lecturer, you are employed on a permanent basis. If you are a lecturer, author or tutor, on the other hand, you are a freelancer.
Can I become a professor after a certain time?
The possibility exists. However, there are certain formalities that you must fulfill according to the Thuringian Higher Education Act. You can apply for an advertised professorship, but ultimately the decision about your appointment is not solely in the hands of the IU. A mixed independent appointment committee is assembled to make the selection. Beyond professorships, IU offers a wide variety of other jobs, including non-teaching positions.
How can I imagine the time model?
You can choose whether you want to work full time or part time and the model is changeable if you want to switch from one model to another.
What are the next steps in the application process?
Your application will be carefully reviewed by the department. Since IU receives a large number of applications for different locations and departments, the review may take some time. In order to make the waiting time easier for you, we have compiled all relevant information on this page. We thank you very much for your patience!