Lecturer BA (Hons) Illustration

Falmouth University


About The Role
Falmouth University is currently seeking an ambitious and energetic Lecturer to join our team and play a key role in leading on the delivery of our highly successful BA(Hons) Illustration course on Falmouth Campus.
The lecturer will be primarily working in our second year delivering lectures, seminars, one-to-one tutorials and workshops, where visual problem solving and professional practice are key principles. You will have a good understanding of the technical requirements of illustration, and an up-to-date awareness of current trends, theories and critical debates informing contemporary illustration.
As a part of a team you will be responsible for working on collaborative projects, institutional-wide initiatives and course continuous improvement and you will bring new ideas, challenge conventional thinking, create new initiatives, engage in new technologies and be diverse in your approach.
With a rigorous academic underpinning, the course has been designed to support development of innovative visual problem solving and language combined with professional practice creating independent and curious students who are adaptable to change and industry ready. As part of the School of Art teaching and learning team, this is a pivotal role to ensure the ongoing success of one of Falmouth’s flagship courses.
About You
The successful candidate will have proven experience teaching in academia at HE level, and have the proven ability to inspire students, through innovative pedagogies, whilst bringing specialist insight and professional expertise in Illustration. You will have a good Masters degree in the subject area and ideally a PGCHE or equivalent and/or fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or be willing to work towards those qualifications.
You will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the Illustration, good connections with industry and professional practice and a demonstrable commitment to scholarship, research and/or innovation.
You will also be able to evidence a strong portfolio as a creative practitioner or researcher in Illustration and have a good network of professionals in the creative industries. Alongside these core qualities, you will be an outstanding educator, practitioner and communicator who can work independently and also part of a team.
We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to communicate with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Dedication to the development of the subject.
  • Ability to network both within and outside the University with appropriate academic and non-academic partners.
  • A progressive and dynamic approach to teaching in HE.
  • Well-developed administrative abilities.

This is a full-time position across Monday-Friday. The successful candidate will be required to start in early September 2023.
The closing date for this position is Sunday 16 April 2023.
About Us

As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:
 – Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.
 – 35 days + 8 days bank holiday.
 – Relocation Assistance to 10% of salary.
 – Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)
 – Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay
 – Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

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.

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