The Visiting Professors activity aim to increase the capacity of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) in supporting the growth and improvement of university-based startup enterprises with a clear social impact. One of the ways to do this is to bring in international experts to provide the Philippine universities with the best practices in entrepreneurship teaching.
These three areas are regarded as important inputs in the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the universities. The Visiting Professors activity provides a meaningful experience for international experts to share their expertise to the Philippine universities.
Visiting Professors was initiated by PhilDev in 2015. Participating professors have come from various universities, including Texas A&M, Cornell, University of Houston, University of Florida, and Penn State University. A total of 26 US professors have visited 19 universities in the Philippines
What are the qualifications?
HAS A DOCTORATE DEGREE
With a doctorate degree from a reputable university
HAS A STARTUP BACKGROUND
Has an experience with a startup enterprise with a clear social impact either as a team member or mentor
IS TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Professor who is teaching entrepreneurship – preferably social entrepreneurship or technopreneurship
IS INVOLVED IN INCUBATOR OPERATIONS
Has an experience in incubator operations
What’s in it for you?
As a visiting expert, you will provide guidance to your host university in their identified needs in the areas of: (i) entrepreneurship teaching, (ii) startup enterprise mentorship, and (iii) incubator operations. This will be done through workshops, consultation meetings, or mentorship sessions.
This Visiting Professors activity is an avenue for you to further your professional growth. You will be immersed in the entrepreneurship culture in the Philippines and will be given the chance to scale your social impact globally through helping develop the social technopreneurship landscape in the Philippines.
The Visiting Professors Activity in the Philippines will run for one (1) week and the deployment period is from July through October 2019. You may however do a pre-work with your partner Philippine University prior to deployment. Pre-work includes finalizing your one-week work plan and logistical preparation.
What will be your commitment?
To complete the one-week deployment
To create a workplan as part of the application requirement
To attend the debriefing activity with PhilDev after the one-week deployment
Submit an end-of-deployment report 2 weeks after the deployment
List of Host Philippine Universities
These universities are part of the Technopreneurship Hub (TechHub) network, a group of strategically located universities which serve as Centers for Technopreneurship Excellence with which surrounding universities and entrepreneurship communities can collaborate. The TechHubs are expected to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in various regions of the Philippines.
What is the Application Procedure
Interested professors may access the Application Packet through this link bit.ly/ISIP-VP2019. All aspiring visiting professors must submit the requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com on or before April 5, 2019.
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