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 December 5, 2017

Director-Physical Facilities and Purdue Research Parks

The Purdue Research Foundation/University Development Office has the following job opening for Director-Physical Facilities and Purdue Research Parks at theKurz Purdue Technology Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. Essential functions include assisting the President and other executive leadership in establishing strategies for achieving the Foundation’s strategic priorities, leading capital resource planning in accordance with the strategic priorities of the Foundation and the strategic plan of the University, overseeing the planning and design of capital projects to construct, renovate and repair physical facilities,  including oversight of architectural, engineering and consulting firms, optimizing the cash flow from existing real estate by focusing on the level of expenses by facility, collaborating with the Assistant Vice President and Director of Real Estate to optimize cash flow from existing real estate by ensuring all possible leasable space is leased and leased at full market rates as well as providing direct supervision to the Research Park Facility Managers and Executive Assistant. Send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at by Friday, December 29, 2017. Learn more.

Posted December 1, 2017

Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology invites leaders with strong innovation and collaboration skills to apply for the newly formed position of Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies (VCRDGS).  Reporting to the Chancellor, and in coordination with the Provost, the VCRDGS will have responsibility for the integration and enhancement of research activities and graduate education across the University. The VCRDGS will also have the opportunity to build and shape Missouri S&T’s growing research mission. Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to For priority consideration, please apply by February 1, 2018. Learn more.


Posted November 17, 2017

Research Parks Marketing & Relationships Manager, University of Virginia Foundation

The University of Virginia Foundation is inviting applications for our Marketing & Relationships Manager position, responsible for marketing the UVA Research Parks and promoting research/academic relationships between the University and the private sector. The Marketing & Relationships Manager is also charged with developing and maintaining positive working relationships with Park tenants, University faculty and staff, and community leaders. Learn more.

Posted October 28, 2017

Director of Entrepreneurship, The Leon County Research and Development Authority
Tallahassee, Florida

The Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA) is a unique community collaboration of Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, Leon County, City of Tallahassee and private sector leaders charged with driving innovation-based economic development to recruit, retain, and develop organizations which capitalize on Innovation Park’s research assets focused on magnetics, aero-propulsion, high-performance materials, mechatronics, energy, health and life sciences. The mission of the LCRDA is to work in affiliation with these partners to promote our region’s research and development assets, and to foster the attraction, startup, and growth of private innovative companies that create high wage jobs in Leon County. Innovation Park of Tallahassee is a 208-acre research park in Tallahassee, Florida which is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and other state of the art research and private sector facilities supporting leading researchers in their respective fields.

The LCRDA seeks a full-time Director to drive the development and subsequent management of entrepreneurship facilities and programs. This position reports to the LCRDA Executive Director (ED).   Learn more.

Posted October 23, 2017

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a strategic, proactive, and collaborative leader to serve as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement (AVC).

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, the AVC will work collaboratively across the office and university to advance externally funded research; build funding capacity for faculty, staff and students; encourage inter-disciplinary research; and develop and improve processes and procedures in support of research and scholarly activity on campus. In addition, the AVC will assist in managing the staff within the office, promoting a culture of compliance, and maximizing research sources.   Learn more.

Posted October 22, 2017

Executive Director, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park
Ontario, Canada

The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park is currently recruiting for the position of Executive Director. This exciting full-time position will be located in the city of Sarnia and work to maximize the economic and social contribution of the Research Park to the Sarnia-Lambton region. This position reports to the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. The posting is open until midnight Sunday, November 5th. Applications are only being accepted online via more.

Posted October 16, 2017

Vice President of Ecosystem Development, The University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA

The University City Science Center seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Vice President of Ecosystem Development. Reporting to the President and CEO, the VP Ecosystem Development will be the face of Quorum, with responsibility for positioning Quorum and uCity Square at the epicenter of the region’s entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystem. The VP Ecosystem Development will be a proven and well-known leader in the local innovation and entrepreneurship community with high recognition and visibility. The VP Ecosystem Development will have overall responsibility for the Science Center’s community engagement strategy and will be charged with growing and extending the successful existing Quorum programming operations with fiscal performance, and ensuring the successful launch of and implementation of Venture Café @Quorum programming.  Learn more.

Posted September 25, 2017

Executive Director, New Horizons Foundation
Hobbs, NM

NHF, a non-profit organization, needs a Director to take innovative ideas from concept, through research development, and finally investment funding, to bring a product to the manufacturing stage, and eventually to market. Skills in being a “deal maker” needed, with the experience and leadership to collaborate across all aspects of business development and investment finance.  Learn more.

Posted September 21, 2017

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development (VCRED). This leadership role offers an exciting opportunity for an innovative and driven person to advance the university’s important and growing research and economic development enterprise.  Learn more.


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