Working for Falmouth

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Careers at Falmouth University

There couldn't be a better time to work with us at Falmouth University. For more than a hundred 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.

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Rethinking the shape of Higher Education

At Falmouth we're also rethinking the shape of Higher Education. We're supporting our students to do it for real, working in professional-standard facilities, in partnership with industry and with an entrepreneurial mind-set.

We're proud of our world-class learning, research and innovation environments. Whether you're seeking an academic, technical or professional services position at Falmouth, you'll be immersed in an inspiring, supportive community that will give you the platform you need to thrive.

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Staff benefits

Salary and bonuses

We offer competitive salaries with an annual incremental salary scheme. Exceptional performance is rewarded through non-contractual bonuses and our annual Staff Excellence Awards

Pension schemes

We provide all new staff with a generous defined contribution pension scheme. It offers a flexible range of tiered matching contribution levels, with a 10% employer contribution on the standard level, and generous ill health and death in service benefits.

Annual leave

We offer all staff a minimum of 28 days annual leave each year in addition to 8 days bank holidays and paid closure days over the Christmas period.

Professional development

Our University has an annual programme of internal training to support staff in their roles, as well as an extensive online library of professional resources to guide staff in their personal and professional development. Each member of staff has an annual personal Performance and Development Review.

Family

We offer enhanced maternity and paternity pay for eligible staff. There are nursery facilities at both the Falmouth and Penryn Campuses with discounts for staff.

Wellbeing and support

Free and confidential counselling and support services are available to all staff.

Campus facilities

Staff and students enjoy working in professional standard environments which include state-of-the-art studios, workshops, computer suites and our two libraries.

Explore our facilities
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Living in Cornwall

Cornwall offers a lifestyle a little beyond the ordinary. Its stunning coastline, picturesque villages and unique community has inspired countless innovators throughout Cornwall's history – and will continue to inspire hundreds more.

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Staff stories

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Academic publishes new research on the future of live music events

09 May 2022

As coronavirus rapidly enveloped the world and forced national lockdowns in multiple countries, live...

Academic publishes new research on the future of live music events
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Mark Jenkin

Mark Jenkin becomes Falmouth’s first Distinguished Professor

16 March 2022

Filmmaker Mark Jenkin has been conferred as a Distinguished Professor of Film Practice at Falmouth U...

Mark Jenkin becomes Falmouth’s first Distinguished Professor
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For Attune

Provost Eunice Ma discusses mental health project on BBC podcast

21 January 2022

Professor Minhua Eunice Ma, Provost of Falmouth University, spoke to Dr Daisy Fancourt and Professor...

Provost Eunice Ma discusses mental health project on BBC podcast
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Yukon Duo

Netflix screens lecturer’s adventure documentary

14 January 2022

Netflix is now streaming The Yukon Assignment, an epic father-son adventure documentary produced by ...

Netflix screens lecturer’s adventure documentary
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Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company

11 January 2022

MA Indie Game Development (online) Senior Lecturer Iain Lobb has been awarded funding by t...

Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company
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Hand Holding

Connected Health Care research project enters exciting new phase

12 November 2021

The Connected Health Care research project is calling on unpaid carers to come forward and participa...

Connected Health Care research project enters exciting new phase
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Falmouth University announces new Vice-Chancellor

10 September 2021

Falmouth University is pleased to announce that Professor Emma Hunt has been appointed to the post o...

Falmouth University announces new Vice-Chancellor
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Falmouth and the UK Space Agency work together to amplify the voice of carers

11 June 2021

With Carers Week 2021 underway, Falmouth University’s ground-breaking project ...

Falmouth and the UK Space Agency work together to amplify the voice of carers
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“I couldn’t believe it - Friends ripped us off!”: In conversation with Neill Gorton

29 March 2021

We caught up with Prosthetic Effects partner lecturer Neill Gorton to discuss his career history, an...

“I couldn’t believe it - Friends ripped us off!”: In conversation with Neill Gorton
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Adrian Bossey staff profile

Falmouth academic announced as new Chair of the Association of Events Management Educators

26 March 2021

Head of Subject for the School of Entrepreneurship Adrian Bossey has been appointed the new Chairper...

Falmouth academic announced as new Chair of the Association of Events Management Educators