Apply as a lecturer

Are you a University degree holder and have you successfully pursued a professional career for several years? Are you an experienced lecturer teaching adult audiences and have a strong interest in didactic methods?

Dozent HWZ


Lecturing at the HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich is interesting and attractive. Our lecturers are in direct contact with our students in the Bachelor’s degree courses business administration, communication and business information technology as well as several Master’s degrees programs. All students are working and offer a vast range of experience, lots of enthusiasm and a great interest in issues applicable to the real business world. Lecturers can also exchange experience amongst themselves, research interesting applied topics and shine as lecturers in the world of Universities of Applied Sciences. All that is rewarded with an attractive salary.

Selection Criteria

This task is also very demanding. For this reason, HWZ lecturers need to satisfy a range of criteria.

A. Bachelor Degree Courses

1. General

  • At least 30 years’ young
  • International experience desirable
  • Solid English language skills are an advantage

2. Education

  • University degree from a Swiss or a recognized foreign University (University, HSG, ETH or UAS; at least a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree or licentiate desirable)
  • University degree holder for at least 5 years Qualification in didactic methodologies (proof of education, work references from other educational institutions, references, experience in the tertiary education sector)
  • Publications (monographs, articles in journals and newspapers, internet portals, etc.) desirable
  • Continuous education

3. Work Experience

  • Several years’ successful career in related discipline
  • Familiarity with Swiss industry and professional standards desirable

4. Social Competence

  • Communicative, open
  • Self-confident manner
  • Student-centric
  • Willingness to cooperate with subject specialists and other lecturers at the HWZ

5. Others

  • Attach lecture notes which you have written yourself to the application
  • Disclosure of other teaching engagement
  • Being mentored during 1st semester
  • Participation in activities for the HWZ in addition to lecturing duties, such as events for lecturers and continuous education.

B. Master’s Degree Courses

Additional requirements for lecturers in Master’s degree courses

  • Master’s degree or licentiate
  • Doctorate desirable
  • Research experience and knowledge of current publications

If you meet these criteria, then we would love to get to know you!

Please send your application – providing information regarding your education, career, didactic qualifications etc. as well as your preferred teaching discipline.


HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich
Martin Aerni
Head of Support Services / Planning
Lagerstrasse 5
8021 Zürich