2 SI Leader

 Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Historiska institutionen

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 (Collaborative Learning / Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a very successful pedagogical model that was developed in the USA in the 1970s and has spread to many higher education institutions worldwide, including most institutions in Sweden. The European Centre for SI-PASS at Lund University is one of five centers in the world responsible for informing, training and evaluating SI-PASS, and has overall responsibility for SI-PASS in Europe.

As an SI leader in Asian Studies, you are employed as amanuens at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and receive your SI leader training from the European Center for SI-PASS. You will work in close cooperation with both teachers and those responsible for the SI program in your department, as well as with other SI leaders, both within and outside the same subject.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

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

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

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

As an SI leader, you will regularly (on average 2 times/month) organize meetings where you lead student groups in your subject according to standard SI methodology. The aim of the SI sessions is for the student group to discuss the concepts and issues of the subject and to come up with answers and solutions together. 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 they function optimally. The SI leader should not teach or present any new material, but the group should work together on the course content already presented by the teachers. The SI leader acts as a support and sounding board in this process.

The tasks for this position include more specifically:

  • On average 2 times/month preparing and leading an SI session in Asian Studies, after completing SI leader training
  • Recording and reporting attendance after each SI session
  • Write a reflective report after each SI session
  • Achedule your own SI sessions and otherwise assist with SI administration
  • Participate in SI supervision when offered
  • Other tasks may also occur


Eligible to be employed as an amanuensis are those who are admitted to first or second level education at Lund University.

Requirements for employment are:

  • You must be admitted to the MSc in Asian Studies at Lund University.
  • You must have participated in SI-pass as a student
  • You should be on top of your studies
  • You must have relatively recently studied and passed the courses in question, or the equivalent
  • You should be responsible, flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the student group.
  • Have a good knowledge of English

Another requirement for being an SI leader is having completed the SI leader training course. This is offered for prospective SI leaders at the beginning of each semester. You can therefore apply for the position without having completed SI leader training. In addition, great importance is attached to personal suitability.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • You have good results in the relevant training
  • You have leadership experience (e.g. in sports, scouting, etc.)
  • You are able to cooperate easily with others
  • You can work independently
  • You have been recommended by a teacher or by your SI leader
  • You are interested in pedagogy, group dynamics and leadership.

Further information

The position is limited to the period 2023-09-01 - 2024-01-14, and is normally 5%. The employment may not adversely affect the amanuensis's studies. Provisions regarding educational employment as an amanuensis can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:284), Chapter 5, sections 8-12.

How to apply

The application should include a CV and a personal letter explaining why you are interested in being an SI leader and how you are suitable for this role. Include an extract from LADOK showing that you are in phase with your studies and have passed the course for which you want to be an SI leader (or have equivalent qualifications as above). The application should also include a written personal reflection on SI and its importance for students (max 100 words). The highest ranked applicants will be invited for an interview.

Type of employmentTemporary position
Contract typePart-time
First day of employment2023-09-01
Salarymonthly salary
Number of positions2
Full-time equivalent5
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2023/1954
  • Niklas Erben Johansson, vik SI-samordnare, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
  • Paul O´Shea, SI-metodhandläggare, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date11.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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