Vis Professor

Princeton, NJ
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Innovation in Engineering Educ - 29500

Position Summary
The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University seeks applications for the James Wei Visiting Professorship for Academic Years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Made possible by the generous support of several Princeton alumni, the James Wei Visiting Professorship is a key element of Princeton's broadening scope of design thinking and entrepreneurship education. The design thinking and entrepreneurship related activities range from course offerings such as " Creativity, Innovation and Design", "Entrepreneurial Leadership," and "High-Tech Entrepreneurship" to co-curricular offerings such as summer internships, the Summer Accelerator Program of eLab and campus events such as lecture series and the annual Innovation Forum. Additionally, there is broad, student-led programming coordinated through groups such as the Entrepreneurship Club and the Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and initiatives by individual faculty and students.
The appointment provides half-year support and can be implemented either as one-semester with full support, or a full year with half-support. The visitor will teach at least one novel undergraduate course, which is expected to be different from the existing curriculum. The visitor will also undertake some activities that contribute to the life of the Keller Center and the University.
The Visiting Professor is expected to bring a unique and creative educational experience to the students through classroom teaching and other projects. Educational innovation is of particular interest in this appointment.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 7, 2016. The applicant should indicate in his/her application the preferred academic year for their visit. Applications should include the candidate's c.v. and a statement of how the candidate proposes to spend the visiting semester or year, including a proposal for the course to be offered. Names and contact information for three references that can comment on the nominee's qualifications and experiences relevant to the proposed activities. Letters will be required for top candidates.

Essential Qualifications
Candidates will be evaluated according to their scholarship and teaching ability, and their track record of innovations and innovative teaching methods as applied to design thinking and entrepreneurship.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference for an advanced degree.

Directory Title
James Wei Visiting Professor
Job Function
Visiting Faculty
FV 010
Standard Hours

Part Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Interest
Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date
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EEO Statement
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