Freelance German Language Instructor

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Application deadline date: 
October 1, 2023
Starting date : 
October 1, 2023

Status:  Hourly.  4-8 teaching hours a week, in the afternoons and evenings 


The Center for Academic Writing (CAW) invites applications for freelance German language instructor positions at the Vienna Campus of Central European University (CEU) 

CAW has been organizing modern foreign language instruction at CEU for over 20 years It is now looking for qualified and experienced instructors to start teaching onsite German language courses at all levels from Fall Term 2023. 


Your duties and responsibilities: 

  • Teaching German classes onsite 
  • Preparing detailed syllabi and materials for each course taught 
  • Incorporating CEU's e-learning platform into the delivery of each course 
  • Correcting placement tests during registration periods 
  • Submitting grades in a timely fashion 
  • Keeping a register of class attendance  


Skills and qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching in a multilingual classroom 
  • At least 3 years relevant teaching experience, preferably in higher education
  • Qualification in German teaching, preferably MA or higher   



We offer a competitive hourly teaching rate of 40 EUR gross/ 50 minutes. 

How to apply

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV 
  • Cover letter 
  • Contact information of two references  


Please send your complete application package to, including “German Language Instructor” in the subject line. 

With informal queries write to Agnes Makary at 

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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