Theres Still Time To Apply To Be The First Lego Professor

first_img To clarify, that doesn’t mean your likeness will be immortalized as the first professor minifig. They’ve already made a few (like these three fellows). This is about a very real job. One that pays over $100,000.Jobs with six-figure salaries tend to be fairly demanding, high-profile gigs, and this is definitely one of those. The successful applicant will become Lego Professor of Play at Cambridge University.Yes, that Cambridge. The one that educated Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman.This professorship is kind of a big deal. It’s been in the works since at least the summer of 2015, and Cambridge has the full support of the world’s largest toymaker in their endeavor. Lego, in fact, has contributed nearly $5 million to establish the Professor of Play and the accompanying Center for Research on Play in Education, Development, and Learning (PEDAL).Interim PEDAL director Professor Anna Vignoles told The Guardian that “the aim of the[..]center is to conduct rigorous research into the importance of play and how playful learning can be used to improve students’ outcomes.”While the benefits of play are frequently mentioned, there’s not an awful lot of actual hard evidence to back up such claims. Vignoles says that the new professor will gather evidence. Without Lego’s thumb on the scale, of course.Lego won’t have any influence over who’s chosen to fill the position. Cambridge says they’re looking for someone who’s “extremely curious, open-minded, imaginative, and creative.” Vignoles is confident that they’ll attract an “outstanding scholar.”If there’s any chance that person might be you, you’ve got two more days to get them your application and resume. Good luck, Lego geeks! Stay on target Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever last_img read more