Career Center

Job postings will remain for a total of 90 days unless AURP is otherwise notified. After 90 days, the postings will be removed from the AURP Web site. If the position is filled prior to the 90 day limit, please contact AURP and request that it be removed. To post a job, please email Diana Horn. Need examples of job descriptions? Some sample job descriptions are here

Posted October 30, 2019

Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer & Innovation, University of Houston
Leads the Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation and oversees the technology transfer activities at the University of Houston, promotes the generation of Intellectual Property (IP), manages the University's extensive IP portfolio, licenses IP to existing companies and startups, supports the formation of startups, and the eventual commercialization of technology. Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related tot he type of work being performed. Learn more

Posted October 15, 2019

Chief Executive Officer, Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
WittKieffer has been retained by the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration, located in Washington D.C., to recruit the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. This is a unique opportunity to lead a respected healthcare foundation established by the Congress to support the public health and safety mission of the FDA through private-public collaborations and to take the Foundation to a new level of significant accomplishments, impact and revenue growth. The CEO will work closely with leadership at the FDA, including the Commissioner; be active in the Foundation's fundraising efforts; and build a high performing team. S/he will ensure the success of the organization's current flagship programs and activities as well as the development of programs aligned with the new strategic plan. Learn more.

Posted October 1, 2019

Executive Director + President/CEO, Activation Capital
Activation Capital, a catalyst for the entrepreneurial and innovation community headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, seeks an energetic, dynamic, and visionary leader to become its next Executive Director and President/CEO (CEO). The CEO is accountable for continued growth according to plan, as well as working cross-functionally with other Activation Capital leaders to execute on the overall vision. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of, and expertise in, supporting the creation, development, and expansion of successful advanced-technology companies, and a strong understanding of the business start-up environment. A proven leader with exceptional communication skills, the next CEO will be creative, strategic, adaptable, and nimble. Learn more.

Posted September 27, 2019

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cortex Innovation Community
The Board of Directors of Cortex Innovation Community ( seeks to appoint the organization’s second President & CEO to continue the organization’s distinctive success as the best-resourced and fastest-moving innovation district in St. Louis and one of the most noted urban innovation districts in the country. Professional experience in and professional and personal commitment to diverse urban settings is expected. Opus Partners is assisting Cortex with this search. Please contact Craig Smith, Partner, or Katie Dean, Associate Partner, for additional information: [email protected] / [email protected]. Learn more.

Posted September 18, 2019

President, Discovery District, University of South Dakota
The University of South Dakota (USD) seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as the next president of the Discover District (Research Park). The president will be asked to address the following critical leadership issues: increase Discovery District's present among the private sector and investors; support the USD's workforce and innovation initiatives; promote collaboration and engagement between partners and stakeholders; and develop a sustainable management infrastructure for the Discovery District. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 21, 2019. Learn more. 

Posted September 17, 2019

Executive Director, Auburn Research & Technology Foundation (ARTF)
Auburn University invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, Auburn Research & Technology Foundation (ARTF) ( This individual will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance for the ARTF, including all functions pertaining to the development of the Auburn Research Park (AURP). This would include working very closely with the Provost, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Auburn University Research & Technology Foundation (ARTF) Board of Directors, the University’s College Deans and the cities of Auburn and Opelika. The Executive Director will be expected to coordinate with University leadership and the ARTF Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan for ARTF. Initial review of candidates will begin after November 15, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate is appointed. Learn more. 

Posted September 9, 2019

Incubator Director, Cal State LA BioSpace
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is seeking a Director for Cal State LA BioSpace, a business incubator designed to jumpstart bioscience companies and encourage the growth of the bioscience sector in Los Angeles. Scheduled to open in 2020, Cal Sate LA BioSpace will provide wet and dry lab space, common equipment and expertise to enable startup bioscience businesses to turn their innovations into products and viable businesses. The Director will be responsible for launching the incubator and managing its operation and programs, recruiting and assisting the startup members, and engaging with faculty and students on campus as well as entrepreneurs and partners in the Los Angeles ecosystem. Review of applications will continue until September 30, 2019; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications/resumes are received. Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Learn more
Posted August 20, 2019
Analyst/Senior Analyst - University/Innovation Practice, HR&A Advisors
We are seeking Analyst and Senior Analyst candidates to join our growing team, with a particular focus on supporting our growing university and innovation practice. We anticipate that the successful candidate will spend at least 50% of their time supporting this practice area, and the remainder of their time supporting HR&A’s broader practice areas. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about the possibilities of urban innovation districts and university research parks to serve as economic anchors for communities and regions, and is interested in supporting the multifaceted services we provide to our clients. To apply, to go and complete an online application. Please limit your response to two pages (one page resume and one page cover letter). Applications without a cover lever will be discarded.