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 Vickie Palmer. Need examples of job descriptions? Some sample job descriptions are here. 


Posted November 7, 2018 

Chief Executive Officer, Association of University Research Parks

AURP is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will develop and execute a forward-thinking vision for the future of the AURP that reflects the marketplace, the future of research parks globally and the needs of the AURP membership. The CEO should have experience in management of a successful university research park or similar non-profit organization, sponsorship and fundraising experience, familiarity with economic development activities and issues affecting universities, knowledge of and / or a prior relationship with AURP, familiarity with science, technology, and entrepreneurship, and the ability to manage a virtual team, along with other qualities consistent with being an effective leader. Applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and any additional relevant information to: [email protected]    Learn more

Posted November 19, 2018

Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization and Business Development, University of Delaware
The University of Delaware (UD) invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP) for Technology Commercialization and Business Development. Reporting to the University Vice President of Research, Scholarship & Innovation, the AVP leads the Office of Technology Commercialization and Business Development to be a welcoming and accessible gateway and a conduit for the University to connect UD innovators and entrepreneurs with prospective external collaborators as well as to facilitate the effective transfer of University discoveries to the market. Learn more.
Posted October 18, 2018

Director of Corporate Engagement, University of New Hampshire

The University seeks an experienced professional for the position of Director, Corporate Engagement. This position reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures in active partnership with colleagues across the University, particularly the Senior Vice Provost for Research. The Director will serve as a primary point of contact and engagement for research-intensive New Hampshire corporations interested in partnerships with UNH, and will work closely with UNH Advancement to coordinate relationships where business leaders are UNH donors. Learn more.

Posted October 17, 2018

USF CONNECT Associate Director, The University of South Florida

The University of South Florida invites applications for the position of USF CONNECT Associate Director. The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida, providing a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The Associate Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation. The Associate Director will be responsible for community and industry engagement in concert with local, regional, national, and global economic development; development of programs and activities associated with incubation programs. The Associate Director will establish an agenda and implementation strategy for incubation and serve as one of the University's points-of-contact to facilitate communication and coordination with such community organizations as chambers of commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Bay Partnership, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation to attract new business and industry to the Tampa Bay area and the USF Research Park, in particular. The Associate Director provides momentum for developing and strengthening partnerships with business and industry that have significant impact on the University, the local community, and the State of Florida. Learn more.

Posted October 10, 2018

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to a bold and inspirational leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in research-driven programs and policies, experience developing and leveraging partnerships, and success leading diverse, complex teams and/or organizations. He/she will bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds to enhance the university’s research collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally. Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to [email protected]. For priority consideration, please apply by November 30, 2018. Learn more.

Posted October 10, 2018

President & CEO, BioNexus KC

BioNexus KC, formerly known as the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI), is leading the transformation of the Kansas City region into a nationally recognized center of excellence in life sciences research, development, and commercialization. The organization, alongside their stakeholders and strategic partners, strives to advance the life sciences in the KC region through research, commercialization and workforce development. BioNexus KC fosters constructive relationships between the academic and private sectors; facilitates collaborative and translational scientific research; advocates for the life sciences at local, state and national levels; and supports economic development, technology transfer, and commercialization. Learn more.

Posted September 13, 2018

Executive Director, Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Veal Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) epicenter for the development, leadership and guidance of a wide range of academic programs, co-curricular programing and events to promote and support entrepreneurship among the university’s faculty, staff, students, alumni as well as members of the local community. Leading the Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be an Executive Director reporting to the university’s Provost and Executive Vice President. The Executive Director will assemble and manage cross-disciplinary academic and staff teams to leverage existing and create future programs and services focused on growing entrepreneurship among the university’s constituencies. Candidates who have an earned doctorate, or terminal degree, with uniquely transferrable experience are preferred. Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Applications and nominations may be sent to: [email protected]. Learn more.

Posted September 13, 2018

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, College of Engineering,  North Dakota State University

The College of Engineering at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborations with the College of Business and the Research and Technology Park to enhance the institution’s growing program in entrepreneurship and innovation education and outreach. All application materials must be submitted electronically to North Dakota State University’s Human Resource Office at Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Read more


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