Professor of the Practice in Innovation
Harvard University
United States

Professor of the Practice in Innovation

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applications for a Professor of the Practice in Innovation endowed through a generous gift from Jorge Paulo Lemann (‘61). The Professor of the Practice in Innovation is a five year, half-time renewable appointment with an expected start date of January 1, 2023. The ideal candidate will have extensive practical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship as related to science and technology and will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Professor of the Practice in Innovation will be expected to leverage and expand on current activities in innovation and entrepreneurship at SEAS and in collaboration with Harvard Business School including but not limited to courses such as ES94: Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Practical and Academic Insights, ES139/239: Innovation in Science and Technology, and ES236 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship and to extra curricular programs such as the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), Harvard Innovation Labs, and HBS Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellows Program.

Basic Qualifications

Terminal degree in a relevant field. A PhD in science or engineering is not required but is preferred.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have a strong track record in the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship and should be able to demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Special Instructions

Required application documents include

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • teaching/advising statement that describes the candidate’s philosophy and practices related to undergraduate teaching and advising,
  • statement of professional activities or research statement,
  • (optional) summary of related teaching experience or representative publications,
  • statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas

Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 26, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Contact Information

Douglas Woodhouse
Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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