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 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.

The Department of Service Studies is looking for two SI leaders for the autumn semester 2024. We are looking for experienced students who are studying on our master's program in service management and who want to work extra to help students on courses that they themselves have already taken.

Description of the work place

As an SI-leader you are employed at the Department of Service Studies and receive your SI-leadership training from the European Centre for SI-PASS. You will work in close collaboration with teachers responsible for the SI-program at the department as well as with other SI-leaders within the program.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program, developed at University of Missouri, USA. At Lund University, the method is used at the Faculty of Engineering, Faculties of Humanities and Theology, and Faculty of Social Sciences.

We offer

Lund University is a governmental institution that offers good employment conditions. Read more on the university´s website about working at Lund University.

Being employed as an SI-leader gives you experience within leadership and is an attractive education for leadership. You will get deeper knowledge in the subjects as well as experience as an instructor, professional contacts within the department, other SI-leaders and students. Experience shows that former SI-leaders are highly competitive in the labor market.

Work duties

As an SI-leader you will regularly arrange meetings where you lead student groups on your subject according to the usual SI-methodology. The purpose of the SI-session 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:

  • prepare and lead SI-sessions on the masterprogram in service management
  • register and report attendance at each SI-session
  • write a short summary after each SI-session
  • schedule your own SI-sessions and assist with SI-administration
  • participate in SI-tutorials when offered

Other duties at the department may also occur.

Eligible for employment

According to chapter 5 § 10 HF, a requirement to be employed as a teaching assistant is that you have been admitted to studies at undergraduate or advanced level.


To be considered for the position you must be:

  • admitted to and are going to start the second year at the Master’s programme in Service Management
  • have participated in SI-sessions as a student,
  • up to date with your studies
  • responsible, flexible and be able to adapt to the requests of the student group,
  • it is easy for you to collaborate with others,
  • you can work independently,
  • have good knowledge in English, spoken as well as in writing.

Requirements for being an SI-leader are also the completion of the SI-leadership training. This is offered for aspiring SI-leaders before each semester. You can apply for this position without having completed the SI-leadership training as yet. It is meritorious if you have obtained good results in your studies. Great emphasis is also placed on personal suitability.

Other information

This is a fixed term employment starting 19 Augusti 2024 and will last until March 2025 and is 10 % of a full time equivalent. The employment must not unfavorably affect the studies of the teaching assistant and may not be in combination with other employments. Regulations regarding educational employment such as teaching assistant can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance HF, Chapter 5, Sections 8-12. Annual leave is included and will be planned within the employment.

How to apply

Your application should contain 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 an extract from LADOK showing that you are in phase with your studies and approved on the courses you want to be an SI leader on.

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-08-19 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 10 %
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/223
  • Britta persson, +4642356597
  • Anna Borg, +46462224806
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 19.Feb.2024
Last application date 11.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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