Falmouth University

Falmouth University

Lecturer (Module Leader) BA Visual Communication (Online)

About The Role

For more than 120 years, we've been at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Building on that heritage, we're now harnessing the power of digital technology to ensure we're making an impact in the future economy.

The creative culture at our core is not confined to our Cornwall campuses; with our online degrees established in 2016, students can explore their creative potential from anywhere, whilst being taught by our academic community with real industry connections. We are committed to continuing to expand our horizons and moving our online portfolio forward.

In support of this we are looking to recruit a Module Leader to join the BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Online) team within the Institute of Photography at Falmouth University. This Module Leader will work alongside the staff team to write, design, curate, record and deliver level 6 modules to a global cohort of students. Alongside the development of the new curriculum, you will be responsible for pastoral support, and academic guidance via emails, one to ones and our online studio space. You will work closely with the course leader and online tutors to ensure best possible student experience.

Module Leaders are vital to the success and vibrancy of our online courses. As well as creating exciting, engaging, relevant and contemporary content you will oversee the students learning experience in level 6 alongside the course leader. The modules are primarily asynchronous (not undertaken in real- time), online tutors work with the students and deliver live sessions, module leaders oversee the online tutors and students in their modules and are involved in reviewing and making enhancements to their modules each year.

About You

Educated to Masters level, and having equivalent industry experience as a photographer, illustrator and designer, the ideal candidate will have experience in working with groups of students from diverse backgrounds at HE level. Student focused, well organised, and digitally literate you will be running live tutorials, webinars, online workshops and providing support for a group of students. You will have specialist knowledge working across design, illustration and or photography. Previous teaching experience is required. You will have excellent communication skills, and the commitment to deliver an excellent online learning experience for students. You will also have knowledge of assessment and pastoral support.

We are looking to hear from candidates who also have the following skills/experience:

  • An understanding of the principles and practicalities of online learning
  • Industry experience in Photography/Illustration/Design
  • Strong connections with industry and professional practice
  • Excellent digital literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and presentation skills HE Teaching experience
  • For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above.

    If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying, please email [email protected] or Sarah Langford, Course Leader, [email protected]

    Due to the online nature of this role, it can be worked remotely, however the successful candidate must be based within the UK.

    The closing date for the position is Tuesday 20 February 2024.

    About Us

    In return for you hard work and commitment, we offer excellent benefits, including:

    - Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%

    - Life Assurance

    - 35 days + 8 days bank holiday

    - Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

    - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

    - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker) - Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme

    - Salary Sacrifice Home & Tech Scheme Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www. falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full.

    Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

    Job details


    Lecturer (Module Leader) BA Visual Communication (Online)


    Falmouth University


    United Kingdom


    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science

    About the employer

    Falmouth University is a multi-arts university in the south-west coastline of England in Cornwall. It is based across two campuses, one in Falmouth and the other in the close by town of Penryn. It was at first established in 1902 and later officially became a university in 2012. Apart from traditional fine art subjects, it currently offers degrees in advertising, architecture performance and marketing. In recent years, Falmouth has seen significant progress and investment where a new media centre has been established in 2017 covering photography and animation courses. With the association of the University of Exeter which carries out research on digital economy and sustainable, the organization has opened a library and teaching space named The Exchange. Falmouth students have recently positioned the university first in the UK for campus environment, library administrations and student welfare in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Its arrangement of courses covers the broadness of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion to gaming, music and film.

    Students have access to proficient standard creative facilities. At Falmouth University, they work in association with various specialist institutions from the UK and around the globe. The organizations make more opportunities for students, ensuring access to excellent higher education in the creative sectors. Their chosen partners share the values and quality guidelines. They incorporate higher, further and private schooling providers globally and in the UK, who offer courses at varying levels and in differing modes. Students start their studies with either Falmouth University or a partner association but transfer to the next organization part-way through to finish their studies. Toward the end of their studies, they get grants from both Falmouth University and the partner association.

    Academic Skills Group gives advice on the abilities required for academic study. Consultants can converse with students about everything from essay writing and time management to giving presentations and planning, research and writing dissertations. Student guides train second or third-year students from each course. Each new undergraduate student has a student coach, acting as a friendly face and point of for any inquiry they may have during their first year at Falmouth. Course facilities incorporate performance and recording studios, proficient standard photography facilities, excellent computerized manufacturing technology and a TV studio and display.

    Students can personally visit the employability group at both campuses for careers advice and guidance. Support incorporates help with finding part-time work while at college, placement and internship opportunities, advice with CVs, applications, interviews, freelance work and starting a business. Falmouth additionally offers opportunities to study or work abroad as a major aspect of a degree. The Erasmus and Study Abroad Group can support students in arranging this enhancing experience.

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