Schule Schloss Salem as an Employer

Working, Teaching and Living in a Holiday Region.

Schule Schloss Salem has a long tradition. Founded in 1920 it now employs over 250 staff members, half of whom are teachers; the other half employed in the areas of housekeeping, technical services and administration. As a state-recognised grammar school for grades 5 - 12, we offer places for up to 600 boarding students wishing to study for either the Abitur or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

With its attractive location in the four-country district of Lake Constance, as well as its internationality, Salem is a uniquely attractive place of work for all those committed to their work and who enjoy being involved with young people. 
Since Salem as a business is identical with Salem as a boarding school, there are numerous points of contact between the educational and the service and administration sections. Staff members  housekeeping, technical services and administration also contribute their personal skills and abilities to the pedagogical mission of the school - whether, for example, in the cooking or joinery guilds, the students' emergency services activities or during Outward Bound excursions.

Our vacancies:

Qualified and experienced Chemistry Teacher for 1. September 2021

Qualified and experienced Chemistry Teacher for 1. September 2021

We are looking for teachers who:

  • enjoy working as a role model in a culturally diverse community, and who
  • enjoy supporting young people as they develop as critical, independent thinkers.

We require you to:

  • have a relevant, recognised teaching qualification for teaching in grades 8-12,
  • have experience of teaching this subject in the IB MYP / Diploma Programme or in a comparable international education system,
  • be able to teach lessons competently in the English language, in grades 8-10 as well as in the IB Diploma Programme,
  • be interested in engaging with our students outside of the classroom, for example by offering a club, relevant trips etc.,
  • (ideally) be able to teach in the German language as well as in English, and
  • have experience of tutoring/mentoring young people, possibly with experience of boarding duties.

We offer you:

  • modern science teaching laboratories with support from a lab technician,
  • an international living and learning environment with our motived team, based on a cosmopolitan and holistic education,
  • a wide range of opportunities to become involved in the development of the school and boarding life, including professional personal development, evaluation and training opportunities (such as learning German, IB courses etc.) as required,
  • a salary based on the German national tariff for public service, supplemented by special boarding school allowance,
  • a refund of relocation expenses (up to 2,500€ within Europe and up to 5,000€ for those relocating from overseas), and
  • the possibility to enjoy a vast range of leisure and cultural activities in the Lake Constance region as well as in nearby Switzerland and Austria.

If you can see yourself working and living with children and young people at our school, we look forward to receiving your letter of application, cv and references.

Application possibilities

Online Application

Send application by e-mail

Please send your written application to:

Schule Schloss Salem
Susanne Schilling
Kurt-Hahn-Straße 1
88662 Überlingen

Boarding School / Teaching Assistant (residential position) for September 2021

Have you already completed your Bachelors degree?

•    Are you thinking that teaching might be a career for you?
•    Do you have a good level of German and enjoy working with children?

If you answer yes to all of the above, please click here for further information about how to apply to become an Assistant at Schule Schloss Salem.

All our new teachers are encouraged to also take on a role in the boarding school. This means that you become an integrated member of our school community from day one, assisting in the boarding school with evening and weekend tasks as required, or possibly living on campus as a resident Mentor / House Tutor.

Contact persons
Ulrike Walser | Personalbüro, Personalleitung Hauswirtschaft, Technik, Verwaltung

Ulrike Walser
Personnel Management
Housekeeping, Technics, Administration

Tel.: +49 7553 919-363
Send email

Natalie Lander | IB Diploma CAS Koordination, Abitur AG Koordination, Vertrauensdozentin Salem Kolleg, Dienstekoordination Jahrgangsstufe 11 & 12, Leitung Salem International Summer School, Rekrutierung pädagogischer Mitarbeiter

Natalie Lander
Teaching Staff Recruitment

Tel.: +49 7553 919-516
Send email

Susanne Schilling | Sekretariat Oberstufe Härlen, Sekretariat Rekrutierung pädagogischer Mitarbeiter

Susanne Schilling
Teaching Staff Recruitment

Tel.: +49 7553 919-535
Send email

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