Innovation Instructor Position in School of Entrepreneurship and Management


Innovation Instructor (full-time)

Position Description:

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: We provide very competitive salary and benefits for this post.

 Open until the position is filled.