English teaching jobs in Austria—in every setting imaginable
Every year, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) collaborates with provincial school boards to place more than 140 teaching assistants in communities large and small in all nine Austrian provinces. The BMBWF places US teaching assistants in Austria at more than 200 schools and in over 1,800 classrooms, and they have contact with an estimated 40,000 students every week.
While completing your application, you can indicate your preferences in terms of province, city, and/or region. Fulbright Austria works closely with the BMBWF to place applicants according to their preferences and backgrounds; however, positions in urban centers such as Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Graz are limited, so you should also be prepared to take an assignment in smaller, less metropolitan, or rural communities.
In addition to indicating your location preferences, you can also specify in which type of school you would prefer to teach English. Austria has a highly differentiated secondary school system that is substantially different from the US, so we encourage you to review our section on how the Austrian system is structured.