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Course Leader BA (Hons) Illustration

Falmouth University

About The Role

Falmouth University is currently seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic Course Leader 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 Course Leader will be responsible for the academic leadership and operational management of the course, as well as ensuring our student’s success, from progression on the course, to their graduate outcomes. The Course Leader will ensure the student’s experience throughout their time with us is one that is positive and transformative. You will prioritise inclusivity, diversity and belonging as core principles.

BA(Hons) Illustration at Falmouth University is one of the largest Illustration courses in the UK, with an outstanding reputation in industry. It is taught by a large team of talented Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Associate Lecturer and Technicians. The leadership of the course will require someone with strong people management skills, to ensure workloads are balanced and work packages are delivered on time.

You will lead the BA(Hons) Illustration course curriculum planning, development and delivery, ensuring a positive student experience and will oversee quality assurance for the course and internal course and module reviews. Alongside this you will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, with the ability to develop strong links with industry partners.

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 experience in leading and managing teams, as well as significant experience teaching in academia at HE level, and have the proven ability to lead people, and inspire students, through innovative pedagogies, whilst bringing specialist insight and professional expertise in Illustration.

You must be highly organised and able to manage your time efficiently and you will be able to demonstrate evidence of people management and leadership.

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. You will 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: 

  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of Illustration, Theory and Practice
  • Experience and engagement in curriculum development and quality assurance processes
  • Experience of teaching within an HE environment sufficient to have gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of the requirements on those teaching at this level
  • Demonstrable professional practice, research and/or Knowledge Exchange.

This is a permanent, full-time position across Monday-Friday.

The closing date for this position is Thursday 15 September 2022.

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.

Location: Falmouth
Salary: £47,419 to £51,799 per annum, dependent upon experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd August 2022
Closes: 15th September 2022
   
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