Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) has two open positions as teaching assistants in our workshop and communication department for the Fall term of 2021 and Spring term of 2022.


The work as a teaching assistant means that you are hired by Umeå university and work either in the workshop or with communication at UMA.

The tasks in the workshop consist of

  • Different kinds of service and maintenance jobs
  •  Control and maintenance of equipment for digital production (laser, 3D-printers, cutting machines)
  • Control and maintenance of workshop machines in regards to safety and function
  • Order and cleaning of the workshop premises
  • Instruct other students in different techniques, if there is time
  • Keep material accessible
  • Lock and close the workshop if necessary
  • Support to technicians

The tasks within communication consist of

  • Marketing
  • Work with the school yearbook


To apply for the positions you should

  • Be a student in the Architecture Programme, year 2-5 or Master’s Programme in Architecture and Urban Design at Umeå School of Architecture
  • Have good social skills and interest in either the workshop tasks described above, or marketing of the architecture education
  • For the work in the workshop, show interest in digital production and of the workshop machines
  • For the work in communication, be well acquainted with social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook. Knowledge in graphic design and experience in software such as Adobe Creative Suite is a merit



The positions are 10% of full time for 11 months, starting on August 1 2021. You will be introduced and trained in your duties by experiences staff at UMA.


The selection among the applicants is made based on the applicant’s merits, suitability and experience of similar tasks. The application must be a maximum of two A4 pages and contain a description of the knowledge and experience that you have, and think are relevant to the position. The application is made via Umeå University's recruitment tool Varbi, see link.

Your application must be received by Umeå University no later than 2021-05-10

We welcome your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2021-08-01
Number of positions 2
Working hours 10%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-582-21
  • Michael Gruber,Deputy Head of Department,, 090-786 78 35,
  • Sangram Shirke,Programme Director, 090-786 71 87,
  • Håkan Hansson, Workshop Technician, 090-786 62 87,
  • Erik Persson, Responsible for communication, 090-786 71 15,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 19.Apr.2021
Last application date 10.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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