Innovation Instructor (full-time)
The Innovation Instructure will be a core member of a teaching group for co-teachinginnovation courses, including Design Thinking and Innovation Lab.The Design Thinking course aims to develop students’ critical thinking ability, problem-solving skills, and innovative design mindset. The Innovation Lab applies theoretical knowledge and research skills in group projects on customer research in real-life settings. Apart from classroom teaching and test-based assessment, the instructor will
Lead discussion sessions in a thought-provoking way;
Design project goals and evaluation criteria;
Develop and update course materials and lecture plans;
Provide mentorship and oversight to students by advisingthem on group projects and monitoring their work progress;
Develop and maintain an effective network of industrial expertiseand links that can provide course-relatedworkshops, talks, and practicums,including industry experts from background of high-tech start-ups, IP laws, data science, design industry and VC etc;
Support different Professors to teach course sessions; and
Responsible for all course logistics work including classroom setup, prototype room maintenance, course communications with students and department of other schools, teaching assistant recruitment and training and part-time instructor recruitment and training etc.
The instructor is also expected to play an active role in supporting innovation activities in the Schoolby
Participating (and co-teaching) in larger sections of other innovation curriculum;
Helping design and implement programs to support and promote creativity and innovation in the school community;
Supportingextracurricular initiatives to nurture student creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and
Fulfillingany other requirements as requested by the Dean.
A Master (or higher) Degree (in any field) from a reputed institution
Bilingual (Chinese/English) competence in communication
Two to five years of teaching experience (with success in college-level teaching and/or executive education)
Skills of coaching groups of students and mentoring on an individual basis.
Education background of STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), design, education, philosophy, psychology, or business
Varied professional experience, both in classroom settings and outside of schools, especially in business consulting or entrepreneurship
Familiarity with Design Thinking / Innovation principles and application through work experience or education
Demonstrated ability of professional/industrial networking
Application Procedure: Qualified applicants are invited to submit (in English) a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least two reference letters to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We provide very competitive salary and benefits for this post.
Deadline: Open until the position is filled.