Lehigh University, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University seeks applications and nominations for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track Professor of Practice for Lehigh's new Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship ( http://www.lehigh.edu/innovate) in the PC Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This position reports to the director of Lehigh's Integrated Product Development program, an award winning cross disciplinary program housed in the Wilbur Powerhouse complex on Lehigh's main campus. The position is also affiliated with Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, which aims to nurture a culture of entrepreneurship across the university, promote innovative thinking, and foster the realization of entrepreneurial ideas in any field.
Professor of Practice in Technical Entrepreneurship - Creativity
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates may have credentials in any field, but should have substantial experience in new product development leading to commercialization, preferably with hands-on experience in creativity and multidisciplinary systematic innovation methods, methods in visual thinking, universal design, design for 3 P's (People, Planet and Profit), prototype fabrication and testing of hardware and software systems. Portfolios of work are encouraged. In addition, demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring at the graduate levels are critical attributes for this position. Successful candidate will lead the development of a new creativity lab to be located in the Wilbur Powerhouse, the campus center for design and entrepreneurship.
JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will be one of three new faculty hires to support the new and growing discipline of technical entrepreneurship. Both the faculty and students will be from across the spectrum of academic degrees with diversity encouraged. Successful candidates will work with program director to continuously refine and improve the curriculum, explore extracurricular activities, working with and monitoring student entrepreneurs, and in strengthening ongoing relationships with the design, product development and entrepreneurship communities.
Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. For more information on Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty go to: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, all applications must be submitted by March 31, 2012 through the academic jobs on-line system at: