Lecturer in Marine and Natural History Photography

Falmouth University


About The Role
With 120 years’ creative arts experience, we are on a quest to offer the highest standards of teaching and professional facilities, as well as a vibrant creative community. With over 7,000 students, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and postgraduate research represents the breadth of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion, to games, music, film and business.
We have recently refreshed our 2030 Strategy, learning from the challenges and successes of the last five years so that we can take positive steps into the future and ensure that we are providing our students and communities with the very best that creative higher education has to offer. Our new Mission, Vision and Values statements define who we are, what we do and why we do it, and will underpin all of our decision-making over the years to come.
We are now looking to recruit a full-time, dynamic and enthusiastic Lecturer in Photography to join our amazing team teaching on the BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography course. The successful candidate will be delivering in person teaching at our Penryn campus, including supervising final year projects.
In 2019 the university declared a climate and ecological emergency. This course is at the forefront to delivering a high quality education that responds to this predicament.
About You
The ideal candidate will be committed to education and show enthusiasm for, and good knowledge of the subjects of photography and the environment. They will have experience of the photographic industry alongside experience of the Higher Education system at degree level. We are also happy to hear from candidates who maybe starting out in their career as an educator as well as more experienced teachers.
We are looking to hear from candidates who can demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Good understanding of contemporary photographic practice, and environmental issues.
  • Clear communicator.
  • High quality photographic portfolio or research profile. 


  • Experience of teaching both theory and practice.  Solid technical and craft skills in a range of photographic practices, including moving image.
  • Engagement with contemporary debates in photography and the environment.
  • Experience of supporting students with written work e.g. dissertation supervision.

For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above. 
This is a full time, 35 hours a week position across Monday-Friday. If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying, please email the Course Leader, [email protected].
The closing date for this position is Sunday 18 June 2023.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 4 July 2023, in person at our Penryn Campus.
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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