Working at the Uni

The University of Fribourg offers its staff an interesting range of occupations, a centrally-located workplace and up-to-date employment conditions.

  • Work-Life balance
    It is of course up to you how you arrange your work-life-balance.

    It is of course up to you how you arrange your work-life-balance. We can help you make a selection from the range of possibilities on offer:

    • flexible working hours,
    • part-time employment,
    • further education
    • and sport,

    so that your working and private life are in optimal harmony with each another.

    The working week at the University is determined by the relevant state legislation and comprises 42 hours.

    Staff are entitled to 5 weeks annual leave.

    Apart from the set times (08.30 – 11.00 und 14.00 – 16.30), working hours can, as a rule, be flexible.

    For further information:

    See the working hours regulations of the Canton of Fribourg

  • Family friendly
    Expecting mothers are entitled to maternity leave of up to 16 weeks.

    Expecting mothers are entitled to maternity leave of up to 16 weeks.

    Fathers can take paternity leave of up to 5 working days. In the case of adoption, the entitlement is 12 weeks for the adoptive mother and up to 4 weeks for the adoptive father.

    Staff members with children also benefit from a one-off birth allowance and supplementary cantonal family and employer allowances.

    If parents encounter short-term problems in caring for their children, they can call on the Red Riding Hood Service of the Fribourg Red Cross. This enables children to be cared for without charge for a limited time if they are ill and their parents have to go to work or there is a need for bridging care for a few hours for other reasons.

    For more information

    See: www.unifr.ch/egalite

  • Salaries and Social Security
    Salaries, numerous other employment conditions

    Because all University staff are covered by the relevant cantonal legislation, salaries and numerous other employment conditions are governed by the Canton’s guidelines. The level of remuneration is determined, for example, by the level of education, relevant professional experience, but also by the requirements of the position and its minimum qualifications.

    More information on all aspects of remuneration

    See: www.fr.ch/spo/