If you’ve never toyed with the idea teaching at a university, it may be time for you to reconsider. The University of Cambridge has received 2.5 million euros (that’s around 2.8 million USD) to fund a position called the ‘Professor of Lego’.
The position is being funded by the Lego Foundation themselves and the lucky candidate will be the head of their own research department at prestigious University of Cambridge. The position, officially called the Lego professorship “of play in education, development and learning”, will start in October 2015.
A board of electors will be selected to choose from the candidates for the position whose work must fall “within the general field of the title of the office.”
Professor of Lego, eh Cambridge? Here’s my qualifications alongside a Lego Exosuit. pic.twitter.com/JjmDIDq7Pl
— Charlie Chitty (@CharlieChitty) June 13, 2015
Not sure that’s quite what they’re looking for. This is a really cool way of investing in children. I mean after all they are the future and if they’re taken care of now, the future will be taken care of. I do imagine this job is a lot more fun to go than a regular position.
wait, Cambridge have a professor of lego? I have found the best job ever. — Sam-El (@SamNewmans) June 13, 2015