Departmental duties and student respresentation

The departmental duties may comprise a maximum of 20 percent of your full-time work. In the event of partial leave, the own education must comprise at least 50 per cent before departmental duties may be relevant.

Departmental duties includes work with education, research, artistic research and administration. Participation in such pedagogical education that is not included in the education but works for the teaching that you are to conduct is also included.

Introduction to teaching and learning in higher education

To teach at the undergraduate and advanced level, you must have completed the course "Introduction to teaching and learning in higher education (5 credits).

LTH-wide courses

Departmental duties in your individual study plan

The individual studyplan (ISP) is important for the documentation of the planning and follow up of the departmental duties, both in terms of time (activity) and content. For each doctoral student and each half-year, the activity for both studies and departmental duties should be stated in relation to full-time work. This should be done both as planned activity and as the outcome of the actual activity. ISP should also include description and follow up of the content of the departmental duties and their relation to the doctoral education. 

Individual study plan

Participation in student organizations or student representation

Participation in student organizations within LTH and Lund University is something that is outside your education and which is a reason for extending the doctoral studentship.

Guidelines for extension of employment for doctoral students who have had duties within student organisations and as an elected student representative (called assignments) within bodies at LTH are based on Lund University's guidelines. Adaptations, clarifications and recommendations that apply to LTH are addressed in the document below.

Processing for extension of doctoral employment at LTH

  1. Extension of employment must be initiated by the doctoral student. The form "Request for extension of employment as a doctoral student due to a position of trust in student organisations and/or student representation" is filled in. The form is available at LTHin, see link "Employment" below.
  2. The doctoral student presents the form and other supporting documents to his/her main supervisor. The individual study plan is updated with the number of days spent on assignments.
  3. The doctoral student presents the documentation to the responsible head of department, who approves or rejects it. In case of rejection, a written justification is provided to the doctoral student.
  4. In the event of an approved extension, the head of department, via the department's human resources administrator, registers an extension of the doctoral student's employment in the University's recruitment system. The case is handled as a normal extension of employment as a doctoral student. The signed form is filed by the department.

Relevant documents and links

LTH

Guidelines for extension of employment as a doctoral student due to duties within student organisations and as elected student reprasentative at LTH (in Swedish) (PDF, 400 kB, new tab)

Employment (in Swedish) (LTHin)

Lund University

See Guidelines on the extension of employment as a doctoral student due to duties within student organisations and as an elected student representative at Lund University.

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