Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
SI-PASS (Supplementary Instruction / Peer Assister Study Sessions) is a very successful educational model developed in the USA during the 1970s and has spread to many universities across the world, including many universities and higher education institutions in Sweden. The European Centre for SI-PASS at Lund University is one of five centres in the world, responsible for information, evaluation, and training of university staff in the SI-PASS model in Europe.

As an SI Leader at LTH you are employed by the LTH Library, that is part of the Faculty Office at the Faculty of Engineering, and you will receive your SI Leader training from the European Centre for SI-PASS. You will work closely with teachers and those responsible for the SI-programme within LTH, as well as with other SI Leaders within and outside of your field.

Please read more about SI on the LTH website.

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get benefits, generous annual leave, and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
With an employment as a teaching assistant you can combine studies with work and complement your theoretical knowledge with practical work experience.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

An employment as an SI Leader gives you an attractive leadership training and a valuable leadership experience. Through your SI Leadership you will acquire deepened subject knowledge, pedagogical experience, and valuable professional contacts within the faculty, among your peer SI Leaders and with your participants. Experience shows that SI Leaders are very competitive on the labour market.

As an SI Leader you are also a part of a worldwide network that includes SI programmes and SI Leaders in several countries (like Australia, South Africa, Canada, the USA, Great Britain, and Ireland) and you may be offered to participate in international conferences and events.

Work duties
LTH are looking to hire 15-25 SI Leaders in the courses listed below.

  • Bioprocess Technology (KBTF15) for MSc in Biotechnology during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Moisture Safety Design (VBFF05) for MSc in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Foundations for Risk Assessment and Management (VRSN05) for MSc Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Medicinal Chemistry (KOKN01) for MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology: Discovery, Development and Production, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition (KLGN30) for MSc in Food Technology and Nutrition, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Fundamentals of Logistics and Operations Management (MTTF25) for MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Image Analysis (FMAN20) for MSc in Machine Learning, Systems and Control, and MSc in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Production Technology (MMTN25) for MSc in Productions and Material Engineering, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Digital IC-design (ETIN20) for MSc in Embedded Electronics Engineering, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Digital Communications (EITG05) for MSc in Wireless Communications, during the period of 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-19.
  • Energy Engineering (MVKP10) for MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, during the period of 2023-10-30 – 2023-12-20.
  • Water and Wastewater Management (VVAN25) for MSc in Water Resources Engineering, during the period of 2023-10-30 – 2023-12-20.

As an SI Leader you will meet with the students regularly (on average once a week) in study groups, using SI methodology. You are there as an experienced student who has previously taken the course and act as a role model and facilitator, but not as a teacher.

Your task as an SI Leader is to guide the students and structure the SI sessions to provide a good active learning opportunity. You are there to help the students to sort out, and shed light on, the components of the course that are experienced as challenging, and to act as the leader of learning activities and moderator in discussions. As an SI Leader you are there to encourage the students to find answers to their questions together and help them to work effectively and purposefully in the group.

Your duties include:

  • Planning and leading SI sessions
  • Market SI and your sessions to your assigned student group
  • Take and report attendance after each session
  • Write a reflective report after each session
  • Schedule your sessions in collaboration with the SI group at LTH and the schedulers
  • Cooperate with the course teacher to exchange information and facilitate planning
  • Other duties may occur.

Working hours are teaching hours, Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00.

Qualification requirements
Only those admitted to first or second-cycle courses and study programmes at the faculty may be employed for this position.

Required qualifications:

  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • You are a student at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, at a masters- or second cycle level.
  • You are in phase with your studies, meaning you have passed all your courses from previous semesters, with maximum one exception
  • You have successfully finished one or more of the courses listed above, or one that we judge to be equivalent
  • You are responsible, flexible, and ready to adapt to the student group
  • You collaborate well with others
  • You are also able to work independently.

One prerequisite for your employment is that you attend the two-day SI training in August. The training for master’s programmes at LTH is scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of August. Should you be unable to attend, other training opportunities are offered by the European Centre of SI-PASS. You will be invited to the training in connection with your employment.

Additional requirements:

  • Your grade in one or more of the courses listed above (or an equivalent one) is a 4 or higher
  • You have recently finished the course in question
  • You have an interest in pedagogy, group dynamics and leadership
  • You have leadership experience (for example in sports)
  • You have been recommended by your SI Leader or a teacher
  • You have attended the SI Leader training at Lund University
  • You have worked as an SI Leader before.

Consideration will be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing work within the SI organization, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information
15-25 positions as teaching assistants. The position is a fixed term position for, and limited to, the period listed after each course above at 10 per cent of full time. 

The employment as teaching assistant is regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:284), 5 chapter 8-12 §§.
The employment is covered by working hours for teaching staff.

How to apply
Your application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. Please attach documentation from LADOK certifying your eligibility, and that you are in phase with your studies. As you apply, please answer our job specifics questions, and write a reflection on SI and the impact SI has on the students’ learning (maximum 100 words).

Welcome to apply!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 10
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/605
  • Ida Åström, 046-2223715
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 17.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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