Living at Lake Constance.
Working in a Holiday Region.

Schule Schloss Salem has a long tradition. Founded in 1920 it now employs over 280 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.


What awaits a teacher at Schule Schloss Salem?

Salem is an international living and learning community based on a foundation of cosmopolitan, holistic education. As a general rule we employ teachers who are qualified to teach at gymnasium (grammar school) level. However, at Salem other professionals, such as the head housekeeper, librarian and nurse are members of the educational staff. In addition, Salem employs teaching assistants who wish to gather valuable experience in a school and boarding school environment.

Teachers usually commence their employment as internal staff members, looking after a wing in the boarding school and holding a part-time teaching post. Boarding school accommodation is rented at a favourable rate and relocation expenses are reimbursed. Our staff members have a wide range of possibilities for structuring teaching and boarding-school life and actively contributing to the school's development. Furthermore, professional personnel management, evaluation and possibilities for advanced training present many opportunities for each individual's personal development.


Teaching staff at Salem, given certain conditions, may have the possibility to become German civil servants. Taking a leave of absence (sabbatical) from civil service is common practice. Salaries are determined in accordance with the German tariff system for public service, which is supplemented by special allowances for boarding school duties.


Vacant positions for non-German Speaking Applicants

We currently have no IB teaching vacancies.

We currently have no IB teaching vacancies.

However, qualified and experienced teachers of IB Diploma subjects are invited to send speculative applications for September 2019 or September 2020.
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.


We expect you to:

  • have a relevant teaching qualification for teaching in grades 8-12,
  • have experience of teaching 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,
  • have experience of tutoring/mentoring young people, possibly with experience of boarding duties, and
  • enjoy working as a role model in a culturally diverse community.



Salem offers you:

  • a wide range of opportunities to become involved in the development of the school and boarding life,
  • professional personal development, evaluation and training opportunities (such as learning German),
  • an international living and learning environment, based on a cosmopolitan and holistic education,
  • a salary based on the German national tariff for public service, supplemented by special boarding school allowance, and
  • a refund of relocation expenses (up to 2,500€ within Europe and up to 5,000€ for those relocating from overseas).

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. 

Schule Schloss Salem
Salem International College
Natalie Lander
Reference Code HE151026W
Kurt-Hahn-Straße 1
88662 Überlingen
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You can also apply via our online application form.

Teaching and Boarding Assistant

Teaching and Boarding Assistant


  • Do you already have your Bachelor Degree and are thinking of studying to become a teacher?
  • Do you want to obtain first-hand experience of living and working in a boarding school?
  • Do you have a good working level of spoken and written German?

If you answer yes to all these questions, please click here to find out about our short-term Teaching and Boarding Assistant job vacancies.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Natalie Lander

Recruitment Teaching Personnel

Tel.: +49  7553 919-516

Susanne Schilling

Secretariat Recruitment Teaching Personnel

Tel.: +49 7553 919-535