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.

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 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.

About Us

Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, we have grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. Today, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses represent the breadth of the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. Falmouth’s specialisms will be key to future economic and cultural success both at a local and global level. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real’, is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.
We are proud to be able to offer competitive salaries to our staff alongside a generous holiday entitlement of 28 days + 8 days bank holiday for this role. The post-holder will also be able to take advantage of a competitive pension scheme alongside a range of wellness and support services. Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. We are fortunate to be able to offer a first-class working environment to our staff with our campuses set in amazing grounds, in the heart of Cornwall, 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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