Job offer in england Head of Subject: Photography – Falmouth University

Start Date: 1 October 2017.

Falmouth University is the number one ranked Arts University in the Sunday Times University Guide, the Complete University Guide, and The Guardian University league table. For more than a hundred years we have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub.

Our success in the league tables has been built on a reputation for excellence established over decades. Today, it is our unique approach to Higher Education that sets us apart. By responding to the growth of the creative industries, with a course portfolio that is flexible and aligned to the real world, we have increased our student numbers by more than 30% in two years.

Our number one strategic objective to 2020 is to get our graduates great jobs and 97% of our alumni are in work or further study 6 months after they leave us.

We are currently seeking to appoint a dynamic leader and manager as Head of Subject for Photography. The role holder will be responsible to the Director of the Institute of Photography for the academic leadership, operational management, and business performance of their Subject area.

The Institute of Photography has an international reputation for excellence that attracts some of the world’s top photographers, artists, researchers, and students. We’re committed to exploring the world of the image and pushing concepts and ideas to create photographs that communicate and inspire. Our alumni have gone on to industry leading and award winning careers.

The Head of Subject will be responsible for a portfolio that includes the highly successful BA (Hons) Photography and MA Photography courses. The BA course is renowned for supporting students in the development of their own individual way of seeing the world, whether interested in a commercial, gallery, fashion, or editorial career. A team of active photographic practitioners teaches the course, with students benefiting directly from a rich and far reaching professional network.

Our MA Photography is a truly international online course that aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium. The programme is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to interrogate the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself.

The Head of Subject is responsible for the development of the Subject area and will provide support and leadership to academic staff including Course Coordinators. You will work closely with the University as well as external partners and will be responsible for the management of resources and Quality Assurance and Enhancement.

As Head of Subject, you will have significant knowledge and understanding of professional contemporary photographic practice and an advanced research/practice profile of your own. You will also have excellent communication skills and the commitment to design and deliver an outstanding learning experience for the students, whether campus-based or online. You will be joining a dynamic subject area that is globally networked, both in terms of its staff and its students, as well as links with other international institutions.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and training and development courses.

If you do not have the right to work in the UK, this appointment will be subject to the University successfully obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship under the UK’s Points Based System for migrant workers and to you obtaining Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain. For further information, see the Home Office website at 

The closing date for this position is Thursday 22 June 2017.

Job Description

Please take a look at our welcome pack.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here