Living at Lake of Constance.
Working in a Holiday Region.

Salem is an enterprise with a long tradition. Founded in 1920 it now employs over 280 staff members, half of whom are teachers; the other half is employed in the areas of housekeeping, technical services and administration. Educational work with the students is seen as a joint task for everyone - whether teacher, cook or housekeeper.

With its attractive location in the four-country district at Lake Constance and its internationality Salem is a uniquely attractive place of work for all those who are committed to their work and enjoy being involved with young people.


What awaits a teacher at Schule Schloss Salem?

Salem is an international living and learning community resting on a foundation of  cosmopolitan, holistic education. As a general rule we employ teachers who are qualified to teach at gymnasium level; however at Salem other professionals, such as the head housekeeper, librarian and nurse are members of the educational staff. In addition Salem hires teaching assistants for a half-year period who wish to gather experience in a school and boarding school environment.

Normally, teachers commence their employment as internal staff members, looking after a wing at the boarding school and holding a part-time teaching post. Their boarding school accommodation is rented at favorable conditions and moving 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 have the possibility to become German civil servants. Taking a leave of absence from civil service is  common practice. Salaries are determined in accordance with the tariff system for public service, the TV-L , and supplemented by special allowances for boarding school duties.


Vacant positions in the educational sector

Teachers (required to start in September 2018)

There are no teaching or boarding vacancies for the academic year of 17/18. 

If you are interested in a postion beginning in 18/19 you are welcome to send us your application for all subjects.


We are looking for teachers and possible residential tutoring in the boarding school for students in the international branch, i.e. our International Classes (Year 8-10) and the IB Diploma Programme. Teaching will be your main focus, but participation in boarding school activities is expected. In the medium term it is desirable that you take over a tutorship (mentoring of about 20 students in the boarding school)


You will:


  • have a university degree and teaching qualifications for at least one of the IB-subjects we offer
  • have experience of teaching in the IB Diploma Programme or in a comparable International Education System,
  • be able to teach lessons in english but in the German national System as well as in the IB DP-Programme,
  • have experience of tutoring young people,
  • be familiar with holistic education,
  • enjoy working as a role model in a cultural diverse community.


Salem offers you:


  • a wide range of opportunities to become involved in the development of the school and boarding life. Additionally, professional personnel management, evaluation and training opportunities are available to further enhance your personal development,
  • an international living and learning environment, that is based on a cosmopolitan and holistic education,
  • a salary based on the TV-L salary structure
  • refund of the relocation expenses 
  • if you are interested to work as a tutor we offer housing in the boarding school at a reduced rate.

If you can see yourself working and living with children and young people, 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

Trainees for the Lower and Middle School (required to start in September 2018 of February 2018)

We are seeking candidates for the following posts


from September 2017 or February 2018 on


Academic and pastoral assistants

for the Lower and Middle School, Years 5-10


Subjects: preferably main subject maths or English in combination with any subsidiary subject; preferably degree-level teachers.


Requirement: Knowledge of German, Driving licence


Our assistants come to us to bridge the gap between their 1st degree and the beginning of their teacher training for a minimum of six months. They have the opportunity to gain experience in the classroom (Years 5 – 10) and living environment by observing or teaching lessons and performing tasks in the residential quarters, e.g. supervising a small residential unit in collaboration with a mentor, supervising an after-school club, supporting academic learning in the daily homework period and organising leisure activities (sporting, artistic, etc.).


Candidates are expected to be willing to live on-site, respond to the children’s needs and stand in for absent colleagues wherever necessary. We offer an open, friendly staffroom, special living and working conditions in the ambience of a mediaeval castle and the chance to engage your whole personality in your work with the children; we also offer board and lodging and a commensurate salary.


Please send applications and inquiries to:


Schule Schloss Salem

Boris Kaiser

Deputy School Management Middle School

Schlossbezirk 1

88682 Salem

Phone: +49 7553 919-383



Natalie Lander

Recruitment Teaching Personell

Tel.: +49 7553 919-516

Susanne Schilling

Secretariat Recruitment Teaching Personnel

Tel.: +49 7553 919-535