About The Role
We are now looking to recruit an Online Tutor to join our BA (Hons) Creative Writing (Online) team in the School of Communication. Specifically, the tutor will be overseeing the students as they learn the core skills of creative writing in prose fiction, reading as a writer, peer reviewing each other’s work and develop their own short stories and a portfolio of flash fictions. Students will gain and demonstrate an understanding of how fiction works and begin to develop their voices as writers in this module and the tutor will support them in this.
Online tutors are vital to the success and vibrancy of our online courses. Tutors are a constant presence in the module, the first point of contact for students’ academic enquiries and supporting their learning activities. The module is primarily asynchronous (not undertaken in real-time), online tutors log in and tend to the activities in the module at multiple points during the day and study week (including weekends).
This is a part-time position, 13 hours per week which is a flexible, home-working roles which start in September 2021 and will support a group of students for 16 weeks until January 2022.
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 tutorials, webinars, online workshops and providing support for a group of students. You will have experience within the prose fiction and creative writing subject area. Previous experience teaching online would also be an advantage. You will 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.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 August 2021.
The successful candidates will need to start on 13 September 2021.
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.