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Yes, University of Cambridge Is Hiring a LEGO Professor

15 JUNE 2015

The prestigious University of Cambridge in the UK is looking for a LEGO professor to head up their very own department.

The successful candidate doesn't actually need to be an expert at making structures out of little plastic bricks, but their job will be just as important - the board has recommended that they look after a new Research Centre on Play in education, Development and Learning.

 

The position has been created after the university received around US$6.2 million (£4 million) in donations from the LEGO Foundation, which aims: "to make children's lives better - and communities stronger - by making sure the fundamental value of play is understood, embraced and acted upon."

A Cambridge board will select the candidate, whose work has to fall within the general field of the title of the office, to begin work at the university in October this year. Their job will be to investigate how play can help improve education.

The LEGO Foundation owns 25 percent of the LEGO Group toy company.