Online Tutor: MA User Experience Design

Falmouth University

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About The Role
We are now looking to recruit two Online Tutors to embark on a significant role at Falmouth University, where you will be instrumental in guiding the next generation of UX innovators and thought leaders worldwide. Our global cohort, characterised by its diversity and vibrancy, offers a unique opportunity to engage with students from varied cultural and academic backgrounds, thereby enriching the educational experience. The digital landscape is undergoing significant transformation, underscoring the importance of robust research methods in the domain of UX. As an Online Tutor for our MA User Experience Research module, part of the esteemed Games Academy, your responsibilities will include linking academic principles to practical scenarios. Your insights and expertise will be invaluable in equipping students with the essential tools to advance in human-computer interaction.  Falmouth University has always been committed to academic excellence and innovation in UX. Our pedagogical approaches are reflective of the evolving nature of this discipline. By joining our dedicated team, you are aligning with a community of scholars and professionals, all driven by the shared goal of enhancing the field of UX and computing. While demanding in its responsibilities, this role is highly flexible and offers a chance to contribute meaningfully to an institution striving for excellence in UX.
 
In your capacity as an Online Tutor, you will be more than just an educator. You will serve as a mentor to guide and support your modules cohort, addressing students’ queries, clarifying doubts, and fostering an environment of inquiry and discovery. The flexibility inherent in this role is balanced by a deep commitment to maintaining an active online presence, ensuring each student, irrespective of their geographical location, feels acknowledged and supported throughout their academic journey.  If you are poised to contribute to and elevate the standards of UX education within an academic setting, Falmouth University welcomes your expertise.You can find descriptions of these modules on our curriculum management system here.
 
Online Tutors are vital to the success and vibrancy of our online courses. They are a constant presence in the module, the first point of contact for students’ academic enquiries and supporting their learning activities.  As the Online Tutor you will deliver live sessions such as webinars, workshops or tutorials each week to a cohort of students. Around these live sessions you will be responsible for topic discussions, and academic guidance via emails, one to ones and an online learning space. You will work closely with the course leader and module leaders to ensure best possible student experience.
The hours for these roles are flexible and spread throughout the week as agreed by your line manager. The flexibility of these roles 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, making this an extremely rewarding role.
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.
You will have evidence of professional visual arts practice and a demonstrable engagement with, and interest in, the dialogues, debates and concepts surrounding contemporary arts and culture.  Previous experience teaching online would also be an advantage. You will be well organised, have excellent communication skills, and the commitment to deliver an excellent online learning experience for students. 
We are looking to hear from candidates who also have the following skills/experience:
• An understanding of the principles and practicalities of online learning
• Strong connections with industry and professional practice
• Excellent digital literacy
• Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
 
For full details of the skills/experience required, please see the full job description above.
 
These are fixed term,  part-time, 10 hours per week, flexible home-working roles which start in September 2023, supporting a group of students for 16 weeks until January 2024.
 
Due to the online nature of the roles, they can be worked remotely, however the successful candidates must be based within the UK and be able to start in September 2023.
 
The closing date for these positions is 10 September 2023.
About Us
There couldn’t be a better time to work with us at Falmouth University. 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.
We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent benefits, including:
  
 – Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.
 – Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)
 – Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay/Adoption Pay
 – Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)
 – Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme
 – Salary Sacrifice Smart Tech Scheme
 – Life Assurance

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.
 

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