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Director of Technology Ventures

Company: University of Arkansas-
Location: Pine Bluff
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas is a seeking a bold and innovative leader to serve as director of its Office of Technology Ventures. The University of Arkansas is purposefully furthering its role as a significant engine of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Heartland. The university actively seeks to maximize the impacts of innovation partnerships and meet its potential as the land-grant institution in Arkansas. With strong business relationships, the university responsibly stewards academic technological innovation to market while receiving fair value for university technology. Through adept strategic leadership, the director of Technology Ventures will positively impact Arkansas and the region. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries. The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. For more information on the University of Arkansas employment and benefits, please go to https://hr.uark.edu/working/work-life/index.php. The Director of Technology Venture's primary duty will be to provide campus leadership for commercialization efforts including supervision of Technology Ventures. The Director will provide innovative assistance to University of Arkansas inventors in determining a strategy for intellectual property commercialization, work closely with University Patent and Copyright Committee, and be an active participant and leader within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arkansas. The Director will also serve as license manager for the university IP portfolio. Inquiries and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by June 30, 2019. Candidates should provide their resume, letter of application, and the names and contact information of five references. Additional documents are accepted, including a curriculum vitae, portfolio of managed technologies and strategic vision statement. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Please direct inquiries about the position to Timothy Penhallegon, Director of Budget and Administration for the Office of Economic Development at tpenhal@uark.edu or 479-575-5606. Submissions for the position should be sent through the University Human Relations link at: Title of job: Director of Technology Ventures For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/34306 Minimum Qualifications: Graduate or professional degree from an accredited institution of higher education or relevant applied knowledge transfer experience and success in moving innovations to market or startup business engagement At least five years of technology development, leadership, executive, and entrepreneurial experience Proven record of commercialization experience in a commercial, national laboratory, or university environment Preferred Qualifications: D. or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education Experience working in a major research university technology commercialization function or industry equivalent or intellectual property protection expertise Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Leadership skills, including creativity and initiative, to conceptualize, plan, and implement programs that support faculty endeavors towards commercialization Outstanding interpersonal skills, public speaking skills, and written communications skills Skills to maintain complete confidentiality regarding intellectual property Knowledge of using computers, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter/letter of application with a list of five professional references. Optionally, applicants can submit curriculum vitae, patents, Proof of Veterans Status, and their intellectual property portfolio. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. YourMembership.Category: Finance, Keywords: Budget Director

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