Lecturer – MA Photography

Falmouth University

Falmouth University is the number one ranked Arts University in the Sunday Times University Guide, the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University league table. For more than a hundred years we have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub.

Our success in the league tables has been built on a reputation for excellence established over decades. Today, it is our unique approach to Higher Education that sets us apart. By responding to the growth of the creative industries, with a course portfolio that is flexible and aligned to the real world, we have increased our student numbers by more than 30% in two years.

Our number one strategic objective to 2020 is to get our graduates great jobs and 97% of our alumni are in work or further study 6 months after they leave us.

Following the validation of our new part-time, online MA Photography course, we are recruiting a Module Leader who will be individually responsible for the Module Surfaces and Strategies.

The Penryn campus is the contractual base, but there is the opportunity for the majority of work to be completed remotely.

The course aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries. The programme embraces practitioners with diverse backgrounds and research interests, and who have different working relationships with photography. It is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to interrogate the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself.

Module: Surfaces and Strategies (30 credits, delivered p/t through 15 weeks, including assessment)

This module is one of the three components within the 2nd stage of the course that offers a distinct perspective from which to critically examine contemporary photographic practice. Students explore the variety of creative strategies involved in the production, resolution and publication of contemporary photographic work, and reflect upon the ways in which sites and contexts of publication inform the making and the reading of photographic bodies of work.

As a Module leader, you will be responsible for the development of the curriculum content, delivery and assessment. You will provide support and leadership to e-learning tutors and provide feedback to the course coordinator, regarding the student experience and will be responsible for ensuring quality procedures are adhered to.

You will work closely with external partners who are responsible for facilitating the online learning environment to ensure the best student experience is delivered.

As Module leader, you will have significant subject knowledge in relation to the module you will be responsible for, excellent communication skills and the commitment to deliver an excellent learning experience for the students.

In the first instance the role will be for 10 months (Nov ’16 – Sept’17) followed by 5 months (April-Sept) per annum thereafter.  Other Module Leadership roles will be advertised in the coming months and may be of interest as additional to the role advertised here.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses.

The closing date for this position is 16 October 2016 at midnight. Please note we are unable to accept applications after the closing date.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs