Master of Innovation and Science Fiction

Avenues: The World School - Shenzhen, Guangdong, CN - Full time


The Avenues Mastery Academy is a specialized high school program at Avenues: The World School designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and social network needed to become the leading inventors and innovators of the future. Students work alongside world-class faculty and trailblazing practitioners to reverse engineer, reinvent, and redesign leading technologies, from smartphones to 3D printers. Inspired by these mentors, Academy students think the thoughts and practice the practices of history’s great changemakers in order to become the changemakers of tomorrow.


The Avenues Mastery Academy combines the best of in-person mentorship with the transformative power of a global peer group and world-class teachers. The Academy experience is divided into three year-long themes that embody the paradigms, tensions, and values at the heart of innovation and making: Creation (Grade 10), Innovation (Grade 11), and Foresight (Grade 12). Each unit of study thoughtfully matches the construction of an invention (during the Studio block) with carefully selected texts (during the Great Works block).

As a Master of Innovation and Science Fiction, you will help establish a new model of high school education with innovation and making at its core by mentoring students as they explore the past and future of innovation through contemporary non-fiction and science fiction works.


  • Mentor students in the exploration of essential questions and original insights prompted in discussing texts such as Dune, The Idea Factory, The Three Body Problem, and Engines of Creation.
  • Enable students to build informed stances and articulately express opinions on complex issues at the heart of technology in society. Inspire students to imagine and predict evidence-based visions for the future of technology.
  • Collaborate closely in a startup team focused on students’ learning and well-being. This is a role with many hats that requires adaptability.
  • Build a supportive, collaborative, and respectful learning atmosphere.


You bring all or most of the following:

  • A strong appetite for science fiction, innovation literature, and the history of science.
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility to reflect on and continually grow in teaching practice.
  • Strong experience in leading discussions on complex topics with clear evidence of student learning and growth. Experience with English as a second language groups is a bonus.
  • A desire to work in a startup environment and from a blank slate.
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute in a multi-cultural team, and achieve goals together.
  • Professional fluency in English. Mandarin Chinese is a plus.

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Avenues: The World School

Avenues is on a mission: changing the world through education. With interconnected campuses under development in leading cities around the world, Avenues is uniquely positioned to develop world-wise leaders equipped to face and solve the future's complex global challenges.

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