Online Tutor: BA Illustration

Falmouth University

About The Role
We are looking to recruit an Online Tutor to join our BA Hons Illustration (Online) team in the School of Art. Your role will involve working on one of two modules that run across stage 4. They will introduce students to ideas around narrative and storytelling as well as editorial illustration, while continuing to build on their visual language development. Topics covered may include looking at the working practice of illustrators both from a commercial and authorial viewpoint. Furthering understanding of digital and analogue media and process will also continue.
The module content is already recorded, the online tutor leads discussions and reviews students work in weekly tutorials and webinars. Students engage with pre-recorded content that has been created by module leaders in the virtual learning environment and work through this during the week in their own time and come together to meet their online tu-tor for live sessions. We also have a programme of visiting lecturers who participate in live online events.
As the Online Tutor you will deliver live sessions such as webinars and tutorials each week a global cohort of students. Around these live sessions you will be responsible for pastoral support, and academic guidance via emails, one to ones and an online studio space. You will work closely with the course leader and module leaders to ensure best possible student experience. The hours for this role are flexible and spread throughout the week as agreed by your line manager. Tutorials take place at the beginning of the week and webinars at the end. The cohort is global so the times of these sessions will alternate am and pm to ensure all can attend. The flexibility of this role means that you can fit the hours around existing responsibilities. The role compliments individuals who have freelance careers or other teaching commitments. Each online tutor is responsible for no more than 30 students per tutor group, making this an extremely rewarding role.
This is a part-time, 7 hours per week which starts in May 2023, supporting a group of students for 16 weeks until September 2023. The module repeats itself to facilitate both the part time and full-time programmes, therefore, will run in study block 1 in the autumn or study block 2 in the spring.
About You
Educated to degree level, or having equivalent industry experience, 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 of working within illustration, in particular being confident with inter-disciplinary approaches. Previous experience teaching is required as well as excellent communication skills, and the commitment to deliver an excellent online learning experience for students. You will 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
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong connections with industry and professional practice
  • Excellent digital literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and presentation skills
  • HE Teaching experience

For full details of the skills/experience required, please see the full job description above.
Due to the online nature of this role, it can be worked remotely, however the successful candidate must be based within the UK and be able to start during May 2023.
The closing date for this position is Sunday 2 April 2023.
Interviews will aim to take place on the afternoon of Monday 24 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%.
 – 28 days + 8 days bank holiday.
 – 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 . 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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