Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 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 (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a very successful educational model that was developed in the United States during the 1970s and has spread to many higher education institutions around the world, including most higher education institutions in Sweden. The European Centre for SI-PASS at Lund University is one of five centers in the world responsible for informing, educating, and evaluating SI-PASS, and has an overall responsibility for SI-PASS in Europe.

As an SI leader in the subjects Sociology or Social Anthropology, you are employed at the Department of Sociology and receive your SI leadership training from the European Centre for SI-PASS. You will work in close collaboration with both teachers and those responsible for the SI program at your department, as well as with other SI leaders, both within and outside the same subject.

We offer

Lund University is a governmental institution that offers good employment conditions. Read more on the university's website about Working with us.

Being employed as an SI leader gives you experience within leadership as well as an attractive leadership education. Through SI leadership, you will gain in-depth subject knowledge and experience as an instructor, as well as valuable professional contacts with the department/faculty as well as other SI leaders and the student group. Experience shows that former SI leaders are highly competitive in the labor market.

As an SI leader, you are also part of a worldwide network that includes SI leaders in several countries (such as the USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada, the UK, and Ireland), including the opportunity to participate in international conferences and events.


As an SI leader, you will regularly (on average 1 time / week) arrange meetings where you lead student groups on your subject according to the usual SI methodology. The purpose of the SI sessions is for the student group to discuss the concepts and questions of the subject and together come up with answers and solutions. Students learn to see each other as learning resources and are trained in collaborative learning.

The SI leader’s task is to lead the students and structure the SI sessions so that these run efficiently. The SI leader should not teach or present any new material, as the group should together process the contents of the course, already presented by the teachers. The SI leader acts as a support and sounding board in this process.

The duties for this position include, more specifically:

  1. on average 1 time/week prepare and lead an SI session in the subject Sociology or Social Anthropology, after completion of the SI leadership training
  2. register and report attendance at each SI session
  3. write a reflective report after each SI session
  4. schedule your own SI sessions and assist with SI administration
  5. participate in SI tutorials when offered
  6. other duties at the department may also occur

 Eligible for employment
as a teaching assistant you are required to be accepted into education on an undergraduate or advanced level at the Faculty of Social Sciences, within the subject Sociology or Social Anthropology (depending on which of these subjects you are applying for SI leadership in, please see below).

Requirements for the position are:

  1. you must be a student at the Faculty of Social Sciences
  2. you must relatively recently have studied and passed the course for which you are applying for SI leadership
  3. you must be responsible, flexible and able to adapt to the requests of the student group
  4. You must have good knowledge of Swedish and English / only English is required if the course is offered in English.

Requirements for being an SI leader are also the completion of SI leadership training. This is offered for aspiring SI leaders before each semester, however you can apply for the position without having completed the SI leadership training as yet. In addition to this, very great emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

It is an advantage if:

  1. you have obtained good results on the course for which you apply to be an SI leader on
  2. you are up to date with your studies
  3. it is easy for you to collaborate with others
  4. you can work independently
  5. you have been recommended by a teacher or by your SI leader
  6. you have an interest in learning, group dynamics and leadership


An employment as a teaching assistant may correspond to a maximum of 50% of an FTE. Employment as a teaching assistant is limited to a maximum of one year. The total period of employment may not exceed 3 years.
The employment begins one week before the start of the semester HT2023 and is a fixed term employment of 10% of a full time equivalent.

 The courses for which we are looking for SI leaders and the number of SI leaders / course are:

2 SI leaders for SOCA20 Sociology: First Level, 30 credits, – 2023-08-21 – 2024-01-14 (HT23)

2 SI leaders of SOCA74 Sociology: Criminology 30 credits – 2023-08-21 – 2024-01-14 (HT23)

1 SI leader for SANA14 Socialanthropologhy: First level, 30 credits  – 2023-08-21 – 2024-01-14 (HT23)

1 SI-leader for Master of Science Programme in Cultural Criminology -  2023-08-21 – 2024-01-14 (HT23)

2 SI leaders for HURB01 Introduction to Human Resources 15 credits – 2023-08-21 – 2023-10-31 (first half of HT23)

The employment must not unfavorably affect the studies of the teaching assistant.  Regulations regarding educational employment such as a teaching assistant can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance HF, Chapter 5, Sections 8-12.

How to apply

The application should include a CV and a cover letter which explains why you are interested in the position and in what way you are suitable for this assignment. Attach excerpts from LADOK which shows you are up to date with the studies and that you have passed the course on which you want to be SI leader (clearly state in your application which subject and course you wish to become an SI leader on). The application should also include a written personal reflection on SI and its significance for the students (max 100 words). The highest ranked applicants will be called for an interview.

Welcome with your application!

More about us:

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2023-08-21
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 8
Full-time equivalent 10
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1095
  • Anna Melin, questions reg. the recruitment process,
  • Caroline Spannel Brnelic, quest reg. the position,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 29.Mar.2023
Last application date 30.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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