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FREELANCE SERVICE CONTRACT (FREIER DIENSTVERTRAG) FOR TEACHING SERVICES pursuant to § 100
(3) to (5) of the Universities Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002)
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Augasse 2–6, 1090 Vienna, hereinafter referred to as the
Employer, and Mr./Mrs. , born on , of , social security number , hereinafter referred to as the
Freelance Employee, conclude a freelance service contract as follows:
§ 1 Subject matter of the contract
The Freelance Employee shall perform the following service(s):
Teaching the course(s):
The service agreed on shall also include preparing the course, providing support to the students during the course,
conducting examinations on the course, participating in evaluation measures and performing all required
administrative duties associated with the teaching assignment (e.g. describing the course in the detailed course
catalog). Examinations shall be held not later than three months after the end of the course(s) on a maximum of two
days to be made known to the head of the relevant organizational unit by the Freelance Employee.
The assignment shall be performed for … (organizational unit).
The Employer shall provide the general work equipment (rooms and technical appliances for teaching) required for
the teaching services agreed on. The Freelance Employee shall provide the materials necessary for preparing and
holding the course (overhead sheets, course materials, image and sound recording carriers, data processing programs
etc.). The Freelance Employee shall bear the costs of providing the necessary materials.
§ 2 Performance and scope of service
The freelance employment period shall commence on and end on .
During this period, the courses agreed on pursuant to § 1 shall be held. The teaching assignment shall encompass a
total of semester hours. One semester hour means a teaching load of 11.25 hours (45 minutes multiplied by 15
The times of the courses taught shall be within the duration of the Freelance Employee’s contract and shall be made
known to the head of the relevant organizational unit. Any instructions by the Employer relating to the time and
place of a course shall exclusively serve to organize teaching to ensure that students can take part in the course. In all
other respects, the Freelance Employee shall be free to decide where to perform his/her services.
Teaching shall not be subject to any instructions or control with regard to the content of or didactic approach applied
in courses. It shall be the Freelance Employee’s responsibility to decide on how to impart knowledge and skills.
In principle, the Freelance Employee shall personally perform his/her services. Replacement shall be permitted only
in exceptional cases and shall be made known to the Employer. The Employer may at any time refuse to accept
replacement by a person who is not sufficiently qualified.